LEGO adventure builds San Diego experience

“I loved seeing how he bonded with his sisters while on the trip. It’s nice that something good can happen after everything he’s been through.”

Andrew Brooke loves wildlife and LEGOs and always wanted to visit LEGOLAND and the San Diego Zoo in California. Kids Wish Network made his dream come true and flew him and his family from their home in Portland, Oregon to San Diego for an exciting wildlife and LEGO adventure.


Andrew and his family checked in to the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel where they were treated like family by the hotel staff who surprised Andrew with orca and sea turtle stuffed animals. After checking in Andrew began his California adventure at LEGOLAND. He had a blast looking at all the professional LEGO models and he especially loved the Ninjago themed area. After a creative and constructive time at LEGOLAND, Andrew had dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory.

The next day, Andrew went to SeaWorld and loved seeing both the orca and dolphin shows, as well as all the other exciting marine life exhibits. Andrew’s favorite part was the shark touch tank where he got to pet cookiecutter sharks and other small reef sharks. After a fun day at SeaWorld, they had a delicious dinner at Seasons 52.


On the final day of Andrew’s wonderful wish, he went to the San Diego Zoo for a fun safari excursion. His favorite exhibit was the Tasmanian devil presentation where he got to learn all about them. After an exciting safari excursion, Andrew and his family had a fantastic dinner at Parma Cucina Italiana, a high end Italian restaurant in the heart of San Diego. The family loved their dinner and in addition to excellent food and service they were treated to magic performed by their wonderful servers.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Andrew’s dreams become a reality:

  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
  • Sea World San Diego
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt
  • Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Parma Cucina Italiana
  • Season’s 52