At first we were bummed that our reality TV dreams of a Legoland Christmas tonight had been shattered like a champagne flute on the sidewalk as reality TV stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott announce that they’re canceling “due to illness.” Then we realized that things couldn’t be better (at least for the dads in the crowd).
The good news is that Legoland’s substitute tree lighter will be that saucy ball of mom hotness, former Miss USA Ali Landry who most of us know as the Doritos Girl. Landry’s partner on the Lego hearth will be Mad Men actor Rich Sommer (who plays Harry Crane on the best show ever to be on TV). It’s so nice when the second string is better than the starters.
The Legoland treelighting begins tonight (November 30, 2009) at 5:30 followed by a performance by The Jumpitz, Santa’s arrival, and then some holiday fireworks. The tree lighting honors the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. The festivities are included with regular park admission which costs a whopping $65 for adults, $55 for children 3-12. For a family of four that’s only $240. “Tis the season, indeed.