DISCLOSURE: I received free admission to Legoland Discovery Center in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. No further compensation was provided.
During Spring Break last week, we took a road trip down to Atlanta, Georgia. It was our first time visiting the area. Though we were only there for a couple days, we had a lot of fun checking out some of the things the city had to offer. On our first day, we had a chance to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Out of all the places we visited in Atlanta, it was what my kids enjoyed the most.
They had been talking about wanting to visit a LEGOLAND Discovery Center for awhile now. So, I was so excited to surprise them with a trip to one!
|LEGOLAND Discovery Center Entrance|
|LEGO Mini-Figure Shaped Entrance|
After paying for admission and walking through the LEGO Mini-Figure shaped opening, you enter the LEGO Factory. Here, you get to see how LEGO bricks are made and you can even see what your height and weight in LEGO bricks would be!
My older kids really enjoyed this ride. They went on it twice! They could've even ridden it more, since we were there early and there wasn't really a wait to get on the ride.
On this ride, you use a laser gun to shoot at targets to save the Princess. I rode with the kids the second time they went on. It's a pretty dark ride, so none of my pictures really turned out. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be shooting at, but I still managed to get the highest score in our car!
This is LEGOLAND Discovery Center's newest attraction. It opened this past March and will only available for a limited time. Here, the kids had fun building their own spaceship and taking turns being in command of Mission Control.
There was also a rocket that would blast off at the end of a countdown. But, I always seemed to have missed it!
Even though we weren't familiar with Atlanta, the kids liked seeing the mini version of the city made of LEGO bricks. They liked how the exhibit would go from day to night and everything would light up. They liked seeing all the cool buildings and the MARTA train going around.
|Miniland at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta|
My sons had a lot of fun in this section, building cars and then racing them on the tracks and ramps. This was probably where my six-year-old spent the most time, just racing cars over and over again.
My older two kids rode this ride. The carts go around and you pedal to make it go higher. They had fun riding. They were the only ones on the ride and they had no wait getting on the ride.
This was another area that my kids really enjoyed. They liked building a pirate ship to race on the water table. They spent a lot of time doing that, before it got too crowded.
LEGO MOVIE 4D - A NEW ADVENTURE
The LEGO Movie is a family favorite, so we definitely did not want to miss the 4D show. This was one of the last things we did, while we were there. A large school or daycare group has taken over the Pirate Adventure Island area, so it was a nice way to get away from the crowd.
Be aware that you get wet during the show. I'm glad I had put away my big camera when we sat down.
Overall, the whole family enjoyed our visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. We'd definitely visit again.
If you plan to visit, I would suggest getting there early. We got there right before it opened and had a good hour and a half to play without any crowds. It's also best to buy your tickets before you get there. They offer timed entry admission to ensure there aren't too many people in the center at one time. If you buy tickets online before coming, you get priority admission before those buying tickets at the door.
Have you ever visited a LEGOLAND Discovery Center? Was your experience similar?
Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
3500 Peachtree Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30326