Dieter Deussen and his five-year-old son Julian just completed a whirlwind trip – visiting every Legoland theme park in the world!
In the span of 13 days, the father and son duo from Germany visited seven different countries and eight different cities on their journey to experience every Legoland theme park.
“The key to this trip was to have fun and enjoy extensive time with my son,” said Deussen. “It’s a memory that we’ll have forever.”
Deussen wanted to give his son a special experience before he started school for the first time in September. Knowing he is a big Lego fan, Deussen suggested a “Legoland World Tour” to his son.
“It didn’t take more than a few seconds for Julian to say yes,” said Deussen.
Originally from Dusseldorf, Germany, the trip kicked off at the Legoland Windsor resort in the U.K. on June 27. After that, the two headed for Legoland Billund in Denmark, Legoland Deutschland in Germany, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Malaysia, Legoland Japan, and Legoland California Resort, with the final stop at Legoland Florida Resort on July 9.
“Traveling the world and visiting all of the parks in just under two weeks is the ultimate Legoland vacation,” said Shawn Mikus, head of public relations for Legoland Florida Resort. “We’re really happy that Legoland Florida Resort could play a small part in creating a lifelong memory for Dieter and Julian.”
The traveling pair spent their time at each park taking in the most iconic rides from each destination. For Legoland Florida Resort, that was, of course, The Lego Movie World.
“This is the only place int hew world to see The Lego Movie World and it was a lot of fun; Julian loves the characters,” said Deussen.
Even though this was the first trip of its kind to visit all current Legoland parks, Legoland officials realized that the Deussen “Legoland World Tour” was not yet complete. The father and son were then surprised with complimentary tickets to visit Legoland New York Resort when it opens in 2020.
Deussen spent eight months and many countless hours to plan this once-in-a-lifetime trip, but says it was worth every moment.
“100 percent it was worth it. To see Julian smile so much at every park and interact with children from around thew world, regardless of the language difference, was amazing to see,” he said. “I would absolutely do it again.”
Want to plan your own “Legoland World Tour”? Visit Legoland.com.