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Legoland from Copenhagen?

My family will be staying in Copenhagen later this summer. Our youngest LOVES Legos. Is it reasonable to try and cram in a day trip to Legoland? Has anyone made this work? And is there anything really different at Legoland there versus the Legoland in the U.S.? Thank you.

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I assume you've already read what Rick's book says about it. I can't elaborate on the comparison, since I was in the one-and-only LEGOLAND in 1994. I loved the mini-land, where I recognized some landmarks I'd already seen in Europe, and them later recognized more from LEGOLAND once I reached them in person.

Are you staying near the train station? How early can your family realistically expect to head out? If you catch an 8:30 train, it would get to Vejle station at 11:00, and then you have another 30-45 minutes by bus, probably arriving to LEGOLAND at noon. If you leave the park when it closes at 18:00 and get to Vejle for a 19:00 train departure, you're in Copenhagen station at 21:30.

How long will you be there? The longer your stay in Copenhagen, the more chance you have to sleep in the next day. Or the more likely that you could actually sleep a night near LEGOLAND. The shorter your time to see the main sights and daytrips closer to Copenhagen, the less worthwhile this trek, as it could mean missing something equally good.

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Thank you, Laura. I do have Mr. Steves' book. I timed the trip the same way you did, so it is helpful to know that my timing seems accurate. We will have seven full days. I was planning to do one or two day trips to Malmo and Helsingborg as well - which makes me think that we don't really have the time to make it to Legoland. Also - I'm guessing (hoping) that we could go to one of the Lego stores in Copenhagen and still find some sort of special Lego exclusive.

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Thanks, Brad! We will go look for Lego exclusives in Copenhagen!

On another note - did you go to Tivoli? If so, how long did you spend there? My little ones like rides and will want to ride all that we allow (I'm not getting on the big ones!). Most books say 2 - 3 hours, but I can't imagine making it through in that amount of time.

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With 7 days I think you have enough time to spend the night in Billund if that is a priority for you. I would also question your choice of day trips, Malmø and Helsingborg in Sweden are not the most interesting places, people usually do Roskilde, Helsingør and Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød as day trips from Copenhagen.

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Thank you, Morten!

We have revised our day trip schedule. We plan to do Roskilde, Frederiksborg Castle /Louisiana Museum, and Malmo (my kids are very interested in getting to go on the bridge that goes into the ocean, and, while Malmo might not be the most interesting city in Sweden, it is a chance for them to visit another country). They are young enough that doing things like comparing a Danish Castle to a Swedish one, or Danish pastries to Swedish pastries will be entertaining.

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If you plan to go to Malmø to view the bridge, you might want to consider this small ferry https://cykelfaergen.com/english/
It goes from Dragør, which is scenic enough in itself, and under the bridge. Then take the train back home.

And if you still consider Legoland you also get to cross another bridge-tunnel connection.