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German father and son visit every Legoland park in the world in 13 days

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 19:22:29-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — A German father and son had the summer vacation of a lifetime spanning seven countries, eight cities, and eight theme parks.

Better yet, they pulled off the feat in a mere 13 days.

Dieter Deussen and his five-year-old son, Julian, finished the last leg of their journey to visit all Legoland theme parks in the world Tuesday. Deussen began the trek wanting to give his son a special experience before he starts school for the first time in September, according to Legoland.

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His son being a big Lego fan, Deussen suggested the global tour.

The trip took the father eight months of planning, hours he said he would never trade.

“100 percent it was worth it. To see Julian smile so much at every park and interact with children from around the world, regardless of the language difference, was amazing for me to see. I would absolutely do it again," Deussen said.

In less than two weeks, the duo completed a world tour of all eight of the theme parks:

  • June 27 – LEGOLAND Windsor
  • June 28 – LEGOLAND Billund
  • June 30 – LEGOLAND Deutschland
  • July 1 – LEGOLAND Dubai
  • July 3 – LEGOLAND Malaysia
  • July 5 – LEGOLAND Japan
  • July 7 – LEGOLAND California
  • July 8-9 – LEGOLAND Florida

In Carlsbad, the father and son began their stay at the Legoland Castle Hotel, before exploring Miniland U.S.A, the deep sea on the Lego City Deep Sea Adventure Submarine ride, and meeting a throng of Lego characters.

And, of course, playing with a bunch of Legos.

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Legoland says the pair's journey isn't quite complete though. At the end of their trip, the park surprised the world travelers with complimentary tickets to Legoland New York Resort, set to open next year.