Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times
Legoland California (Carlsbad)
The skinny: Imagination Land has the Lego Technic coaster. The new Land of Adventure opened in March and features the awkwardly named although thoroughly enjoyable Lost Kingdom Adventure, the park's first dark ride. Geared to the grade-school crowd, riders take a 3 1/2 -minute journey aboard an off-road vehicle through ancient temple ruins while shooting at animated targets with laser blasters.
Other attractions in the new land include: Beetle Bouncers tower drop ride, Cargo Ace airplane ride and Pharaoh's Revenge foam-ball play area.
The 36,000-square-foot SeaLife Aquarium features a two-story tank as its centerpiece as well as smaller stingray, sea-horse and jellyfish exhibits.
Lego Technic roller coaster.