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If you have an annual Disneyland pass, you get 10% at Disney; annual LEGOLand pass, same thing at the LEGOLand store.
1. Legoland stocks polybags galore. Lego Stores do not.
2. PaB is by weight at Legoland, but by cup at Lego Stores, which is a better deal
The Downtown Disney store is the closest one to me but it is the last one I will go to.
When you talk of downtown Disney is that in Disneyland or just nearby?
Is there a Lego shop in California that is worth visiting?
I will be going to Hawaii on the way over and I hear that there is a Lego shop there too, is that a good place to buy sets?
I guess I would like to buy exclusive sets, polybags and Lego gear at great US prices and experience the activities at the theme parks. I also want some PaB buckets as well. I have the ability to get excess baggage at a good rate and will hopefully need that.
Any advice on where to shop in California would be greatly appreciated.
So which is the best store for me to visit then, downtown Disney?
Advice is all appreciated.
Since you'll be visiting Disneyland, the Downtown Disney LEGO Store is a must IMO. Downtown Disney is a shopping district just outside the main entrance @ Disneyland full of shops and restaurants. Nearby is South Coast Plaza, where there is another LEGO store. On the way to San Diego (LEGOLAND), you will pass another LEGO store at the Shops at Mission Viejo. The Ontario store is about an hour inland from Disneyland at the Ontario Mills Outlet mall. Overall most of the LEGO stores tend to be pretty much the same, and if you can only visit one I recommend the Downtown Disney store.
Hope that helps, and hope you enjoy your visit to California. :o)
Orange County tax is 7.75 percent
LA County is 8.75
San Bernardino County (Ontario) is 7.75
San Diego County (LEGOLAND) is 7.75
It's much more worthwhile to go to the downtown Disney and Legoland stores.
FYI, if you don't have kids, Legoland California is an amusement park very much geared for the 3-6 year old crowd. There's not much for adults/teens/tweens.
We will have already been to Disneyland and universal studios before we get to Legoland so hopefully we won't be disappointed.
Really looking forward to PaB and exclusive sets.