|Opening date||May 24, 2012|
|Lift system||1 chain lift hill|
|Height||25 ft (7.6 m)|
On January 19, 2012, Legoland California confirmed that they would build a new attraction for the 2012 season called Pirate Reef, a Hopkins shoot-the-chutes attraction. It is themed to pirates and features 28 new Lego models for the park. The 28 new models are made out of 250,000 Lego bricks.
Pirate Reef is located in the "Pirate Shores" area of the park or from the nearby separate-admission Legoland Water Park.
Once aboard Pirate Reef, the boat goes up an 25 feet (7.6 m) lift hill and then takes the boat to incomplete circle to the left. Once the boat goes around the circle, the boat dives down to the bottom, generating a splash at the end to soak the riders and any bystanders on the bridge. The bridge includes two Lego-themed pirate boats, where guests can stand or squirt riders.
- Legoland California (January 19, 2012). "LEGOLAND California's Lindsay Burroughs and Pirate Reef". Video. YouTube. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
- MacDonald, Brady (January 19, 2012). "Legoland to add Pirate Reef water ride, expand Star Wars area". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
- MacDonald, Brady (May 29, 2012). "Review: Pirate Reef ride guaranteed to get you wet at Legoland". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 4, 2012.