Rainy, wet and a super weird May. We are dealing with you, but, wow, it’s been an annoying month, filled with indoor activities. While we did have a really nice day on Saturday, the next day was greeted with more showers and general dreariness. To break up the day, we ventured to LEGOLAND Discovery Center to build and create with the classic, and always fun, LEGO bricks.
Located in the Truman Show-esque Ridge Hill Shopping Center, the girls couldn’t have been more thrilled for the visit that was amplified by their squeals of excitement when they saw the brightly colored yellow interior of LEGOLAND. After a quick family picture, we were taken in the LEGO factory area where the girls quickly found stations to play with, and even received a commemorative LEGO at the end. We then went on the Kingdom Quest Ride as we were given a collaborative mission to help rescue a captured princess. Guided away on a cool-looking chariot, my 2.5-year-old was a little hesitant (perhaps due to the darkness of the ride) but warmed up to the experience as we zapped computerized ghosts and beasts along the way.
Next up was Miniland (my personal favorite), a miniature NYC made up over 1.5 million bricks! Incredible to look at, this Mini NYC is composed of favorites like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Grand Central Station, and even features an ode to Westchester and Ridge Hill. This experience lead us to the main area that was filled with color, and of course, tons of LEGO activities. My older girls went to check out the new Ninjango City Adventure where my tot and I went to Duplo Village. Here, she climbed into the giant LEGO pit, complete with softer and bigger blocks that was awesome for her little hands as she constructed towers. The village also has a slide and LEGO animals that she loved to sit on and touch. A fantastic experience for the 2-5 set that she continually wanted to return to, and of course, cried for when we had to leave.
We then checked out LEGO Friends for some killer karaoke (or really laughing at the mic), serious peddling on the Merlin’s Apprentice Ride and the interactive (and really fun!) LEGO 4D movie. You will get wet! There was also the fun LEGO Build and Test area where you can build a LEGO car, then test its speed and the Earthquake Tables where you can build LEGO towers and test their strength as the table starts to shake. We ended the experience by checking out the galactic world of LEGO Star Wars: Episode 1 featuring over 200,000 LEGO bricks.
And of course after such a fun and interactive day no one wanted to leave! Ranging in age from 9-2.5, they all had such a wonderful time, creating, learning and building that made for an awesome refuge from the rain. With new exhibits (including Star Wars!) coming soon, we will definitely be back to LEGOLAND and I can’t wait to experience that with them again soon.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
39 Fitzgerald Street
Sunday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:30pm
For more information, please visit: https://westchester.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/
We were provided for tickets for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own.