Our family was given tickets to do a review of Legoland Discovery Columbus. All opinions are my own.
My boys have always been obsessed with Legos. Like our playroom has tons and tons of them and they used to build things almost daily. Olivia took to building with them as well and has finally got to the point where she can work with the smaller sizes.
So, when we found out that Columbus would be getting a Legoland Discovery Center, we planned on taking them as soon as possible. Life hit as always, then COVID hit. Everything was closed and the thought of getting out and having some fun was designated for parks.
Legoland Discovery Center reopened for families when it was safe
We were invited to check out Legoland and the first thing I did was check out their video on the safety measures they’ve taken to keep everyone safe. Of course, masks are required. Areas are cleaned and sanitized before every playtime. One new thing: they give each person their own bag of Legos to use so that we don’t have everyone touching the legos. Once you are done, you turn in your bag to be sanitized before the next person gets the bag.
The kids were so excited to have a day out from being stuck inside basically the entire summer. We made it an afternoon and had lunch at Easton. Then headed in for the fun.
The first stop was the Lego Factory Tour. Families are split into teams and gain points while touring the factory (in video form). Since we were the only ones in thee tour, we went up against each other. We got to build our own people and collect different things hidden around the factory. It was a cool tour.
Afterward, we went to Kingdom Quest. Olivia was a little bit scared to ride this one so my husband sat out with her while I rode with the boys. In this ride, we had to zap the trolls and skeletons to rescue the princess. Can you guess who won? Yep, me. I got the most points. The boys wanted to go again and beat me but I wanted to keep exploring.. plus that way I don’t lose my high score.
MiniLand is my favorite place inside Legoland. Why? Because of all the detail put into building these places that really exist!
MiniLand is an area where you can explore and play with the interactive models of Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati area landmarks. I loved seeing the different areas we used the frequent all the time be filled with lego people doing the things we do. We spent lots of time trying to figure out what everything was without looking at the signs. We played with the interactive models and checked out the shoe.
The rest of the lower level…
Once you come out to the main section of the lower level, this is where playtime begins. You get your personal bag of legs to walk around with. Olivia went straight to the Lego friends section and built a bunch of things with her bag. While we played, the boys went to check out the rest of the floor.
As you walk around, you can check out the Duplo farm (for younger guests), the earthquake tables, Lego racers, Merlin’s apprentice ride, and the Lego 4D cinema (The Lego city play area and Creative workshop were not open due to COVID).
The boys set up shop on the earthquake tables and decided to build the best racers to beat everyone. Noah got to race against a couple of other cars while we were there. Missing a part? All you had to do was check with one of the super friendly friends (one of the employees) had extras to help you out.
Hayden built some sort of pyramid-shaped motorcycle that didn’t go very fast. It was hilarious.
We finally got Olivia on Merlin’s apprentice ride with Hayden. She loved the ride and was excited she pushed herself to get on.
Finish up at the Legoland Store
When you are ready to leave, the exit takes you back up to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Retail Store where you can pick out something to take home. We had so much fun. Olivia has been asking when we can go back. With school in session, we can wait to find more time for another visit.
Right now, Legoland Discovery Center is celebrating “Brick or Treat” from October 2-31. Tickets are as low as $19.95 for a limited time. Make sure you book online for guaranteed entry!
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