My family received passes to visit LEGOLand Discovery Center in Atlanta. All opinions are our own!
Over the weekend, the four of us visited the LEGOLand Discovery Center in Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. It was amazing to go to an Atlanta attraction and not have to pay to park – and we got a space just a few feet from the door! The family-friendly attraction is somewhere I have been wanting to take Sawyer since it opened, and I’m glad we finally got the chance because he had a blast!
First, you start with the LEGO Factory Tour. Through interactive stations, you learn all about how LEGO blocks are made. There are lots of interesting facts to learn, and James and I were also intrigued to learn how they were created. At the end of the tour, every kid received a block to take home with them.
Once done with the Factory Tour, we were able to ride the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride. We had to save the princess from ogres, cats, and more as we zapped them with our laser guns. The ride is a bit dark, but it’s slow and fun. Our 3 1/2 year old loved it – we had to ride it twice! It was fun that Team Mommy & Sawyer beat the score of Team Daddy & Sawyer!
MINILAND was simply amazing! Several Atlanta attractions are built using LEGOs (somewhere around 1 million of them are used!). It was very neat to see the Georgia Aquarium, FOX Theatre, Turner Field, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and more build with these tiny blocks. Every few minutes, night falls on the room and the mini attractions light up for a completely different look of Atlanta.
It was lunch time as we finished up with MINILAND, which was perfect because we exited that room to find the Cafe right in front of us. We all took a break from our LEGO time and had sandwiches, chips, and drinks. The prices of the food aren’t bad at all, and they have a variety of choices for everyone. Sawyer had some fun in the DUPLO Village (a block pit and slide designed for ages 2-5) while we fed Dawson and finished up lunch.
Yet another ride that the kiddo enjoyed was Merlin’s Apprentice. Sawyer and Daddy rode this one while I watched from below as they pedaled their car high up in the air.
A lot of our time was spent at the LEGO Racers Build & Test areas. Here, there were thousands of blocks, wheels, and more ready for guests to build the car of their dreams. Not only could they build, they could also test it out by allowing it to drive down one of the steep ramps!
We rounded out our day at LEGOLand Discovery Center with the LEGO Fire Academy, a fun indoor jungle gym, and a trip to the store. Sawyer wasn’t interested in seeing the LEGO 4D Cinema, but James and I hope we can check it out on our next visit!