Disclosure: As a member of US Family Guide, my family was provided complimentary admission to Legoland Discovery Center. All opinions are my own.
If you've read the blog for any length of time, you know that Lego® is an everyday word in my three boy house. Even the 13 year old is still into them with no signs of losing interest.
Although we conquered Legoland Florida, we hadn't been to the Legoland in our own backyard yet! Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta is in Phipps Plaza, the Buckhead area of Atlanta.
My crew was excited and ready to check it out! My youngest, age 7, is really getting into them and is tending his own growing collection.
My kids were surprised to see that there are actually RIDES inside the LDC! Our first stop was the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride. This is a slow-moving vehicle that tours through several rooms. In each room, there are targets for each guest to hit with their provided laser gun. Points are racked up throughout the game!
Next up was Miniland!
In Legoland Florida, Miniland was huge and full of national and international landmarks. Locally, it's all about Atlanta! My kids really liked seeing their favorite places to hang out, Lego-fied. We were especially impressed with the model of the High Museum of Art!
There was also a small Star Wars miniland next door that was very cool.
Once into the main room, the boys went straight for the Lego Racers building area. Free-building and ramps to test out their creations - this is all they wanted!
There is a playground area - it's huge. My youngest wanted to jump in, but be prepared; it requires socks. Having worn his Crocs that day, he had to bypass this area for another time.
For the youngest builders, there is a play area with large, soft-sided bricks like I have in my preschool room.
There is another ride inside the main room, Merlin's Apprentice Ride. It looked fun, but there were a lot of day camps there the day we visited and the line for this was a bit long.
There are classes that run every hour or so. Your builder can learn from a Master Builder!
As a mom, I felt like the center was a bit small and crowded, and I feel like there should have been more free-play areas. My guys spent the majority of their time at the Lego Racers area building cars because they really just wanted to dig in and make their own creations. This is what I love about Lego.
My kids, though, thought it was more than sufficient, and I guess that's what it's all about, right? My test, after we visit anywhere, is to ask them if they ever wanted to return. My guys are pretty honest about whether or not something held their attention. All three of them affirmed that yes, they would definitely be interested in attending.
Prepare - it's pricey. But there are regular discounts and coupons offered.
There is also a "Christmas in July" promotion the LDC is holding: Throughout the month of July, if you bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more, you will receive a Kids Go Free voucher, valid with the purchase of an adult walk-up ticket. Legoland Discovery Center will match the donation with a Lego toy and they all go to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta!
I leave you with some fun facts from Legoland theme parks!