Legoland Discovery Center Westchester
We received complimentary tickets to Legoland Discovery Center. As always, all opinions, experiences and views expressed are my own.
To kick off our summer staycation series, we went to the new Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester. Located at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, this is an indoor Lego themed play excursion. My family of five Lego loving guys (Daddy D included) couldn’t wait to go.
Legoland Discovery Center has quite a few attractions packed in. When you first enter you are in the Lego Factory experience, where there are simulated activities that walk you through how those fabulous Lego bricks are made. You then enter one of the two rides, this one is Kingdom’s Quest. You climb into a chariot and head off on a quest. All of us enjoyed the ride, but it was a bit intimidating to one of our boyz.
From there you head into Miniland, a miniature version of New York City and surrounding areas. While walking through this area the lights dim and come back up in a virtual day and night. This was by far the most mesmerizing and stunning part of the entire experience.
Check out the underground subway, and the boyz excitement at seeing the fireworks!
After leaving Miniland, you head into the largest part of the Legoland Discovery Center. The large room accommodates all of the remaining attractions.
All of my guys were immediately drawn to the Lego Racers Build & Test area. They worked hard building their own racers and then sent them down different tracks.
Even Daddy D got in on the action!
Seth was very excited to take a Lego Master Builder Academy class, where he built a miniature guitar.
The boyz loved the Lego Fire Academy and Construction Site. Both are large indoor playground areas. There were also areas set up for younger kids, the Duplo Village, as well as areas for Lego Friends and an Earthquake tables.
The second ride, Merlin’s Apprentice, was fun for all! Be forewarned, though, that EACH child under 36” will need an adult to ride with. Meaning that a parent with two children who are too small to ride alone will need to ride once with each child at separate times.
We ended our time at the Legoland Discovery Center at the 4D Cinema. Everyone loved this fun, larger than life, experience!
We left through the Shop, which has Lego products galore. From the Architecture series to Lego Chima dress up clothes to Lego minifig shaped popsicle molds, there is something for every Lego lover out there!
Overall we truly loved this experience! Our helpful hints are that this experience will take about 2-3 hours. Be sure to bring socks, as you cannot go in the playground experiences without them-although they are available for purchase at the café. Also, try to purchase tickets online before going. Although a bit on the pricey side ($22 per adult, $18 per child 3-12), this is a great way to spend a rainy day or for the true Lego loving family!