This post was sponsored by LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.
Legoland Discovery Center is located in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, GA. It is primarily geared for children ages 3-10, however, our eleven-year-old had a wonderful time, as did I! A family typically spends 2 hours at LEGOLAND. We, however, spent approximately 4 hours, closing the place down. It is located within the Phipps Plaza, an upscale indoor shopping mall. Free and valet parking are both available. You are also able to take the Marta which is what we chose to do. Read more about THAT adventure soon in another post. Eventful to say the least. Coming from a family who is not necessarily Lego Enthusiasts, but still absolutely loved LEGOLAND, here is an inside look at the activities we enjoyed the most!
Lego Factory Tour
The Legoland Factory Tour is filled with behind-the-scenes activities allowing kiddos the chance to see just what goes into making those little Lego bricks! As soon as we walked in, the kids were taken over by all the activities available for them to explore. It was very interactive and proved to be fun for all ages. They also got to see how much they weighed in relationship to Lego bricks. They were dying for me to give it a whirl. No thanks, kiddos. I will keep my feet grounded right here.
There were two rides available at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. The first one we got to experience was Kingdom Quest. We hopped aboard our very own chariot complete with lasers to zap the bad guys, in hopes of saving the princess. We did! At least five times! Not kidding. They all three loved it.
Hey y’all! Look at me! Fast! Give me a quick smile before we go in!
Ehhhh. Well, that’ll do, I guess.
Lego Ninjago Training Camp
New for 2018 was the Lego Ninjago Training Camp. This was probably at the top of our list for favorite play areas while visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center. There was variety of scenarios which tested our skills, seeing if we were capable of being pro ninja warriors.
Bam! Three ninjas at your service! Never underestimate the power of these three.
MINILAND is an impressive display of Atlanta landmarks built from nearly 1.5 million Lego bricks! One and a half million I said! How amazing is that?! I was pretty impressed. MINILAND sits between the first and second sections of LEGOLAND and is a must see for any Lego enthusiast. I think it is pretty apparent, from the picture above, these three were equally impressed.
Merlin's Apprentice Ride & Duplo Village
I had originally thought MINILAND was the last of our LEGOLAND experience. I thought to myself, well this was fun, a little small, but certainly fun. Nope!! The fun had actually just begun. Once we worked our way out of MINILAND, we stepped into a colorful large space filled with even more amazingness. I don’t think that is a word but that is exactly what we had just stepped into. Lots and lots of amazingness.
Savannah and Ryleigh jumped on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, while I hung with Bowie in Duplo Village, an area perfect for little ones. The girls went round and round and round some more, peddling their little legs, as fast as they could go, to keep themselves high in the air. Bowie climbed on the Lego elephant, slid down the tube slide, and made new friends while building with the extra large Duplo blocks.
The Cafe was right beside Duplo Village. It was large, had plenty of options, and was very affordable. I was rather impressed with the menu which offered pre-made salads and sandwiches. We only needed a sip of drinks but this would have been a perfect spot to take a break and enjoy a lunch if we had planned accordingly. However, planning is actually not my strong suit. But look at that picture. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have lunch in that fun environment?
Lego Master Builder Academy
Rylieigh and Savannah (Bo jumped in on the end) enjoyed their time in the Academy learning and talking with the LEGOLAND team member. They got to build on top of structures that others had been working on all week long. At the end of the week, which one would be the tallest? Then they would be torn down to start a new.
Pirate Island Adventure
This was a definite favorite for Bowie. He could have spent his entire time in Pirate Island Adventure and been completely satisfied. In fact, he didn’t want to leave. Bless him.
There was a large Pirate Ship, the center point of the play area. Bowie jumped, climbed, zoomed down slides, walked the plank, and captured the flag more times than I could even count. I knew one thing for sure, he was going to sleep well tonight! Like what you see? Read the full story here.