Having Family Fun in Grapevine, Texas with Legoland Discovery Center!
*We received complimentary tickets in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and may or may not differ from yours!
Finding family friendly attractions that are fun for adults and kids can be tough to do when traveling or visiting a new city. Especially if it is a city that may not be a big, known town. When ever you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you don't want to pass up on all the great attractions in the outskirts such as Grapevine, Texas! They have so many great places to visit, including the Grapevine Mills Mall which is home to Sea Life Aquarium (see our review here) and our favorite, the Legoland Discovery Center!
Legos have always been a big part of our family, we all still sit down and play with them as a family to this day! My step daughter is all about building games and toys, such as games like Legos and Minecraft on the iPad, so we knew that she would absolutely love this place!
At Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine, Texas, there are many different exhibits to visit that are all family friendly. The exhibits include...
LEGO® Factory Tour LEGO® 4D Cinema Kingdom Quest Laser Ride LEGO® CITY: Forest Ranger Pursuit MINILAND® Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display Episode 1-COMING APRIL 2014 LEGO® Racers: Build & Test Merlin’s Apprentice Ride LEGO® City Play Zone & Fire Academy The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Shop DUPLO® Village Earthquake Tables LEGO® Girls - Princess Palace
Before heading into Legoland, you first have to visit the Legoland factory and go on the small tour, which lasts about 2-3 minutes. The tour is in two different rooms and features (pretend) machinery that makes legos! Children can view how legos are made and they get a great tour guide who really makes the Legoland factory come to life!
Once the Legoland factory tour is over, the tour guide hands out a special lego with the Legoland Discovery Center logo on it. Once the "tour" is over, you head straight for the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride which is much like the Buzz Lightyear ride at Walt Disney World. On this ride, you have to save the lego men by shooting your laser gun at all the monsters and villains. I am always a sucker for these type of rides and always have to be on top. (Yes, I am very competitive so of course I won. :) ) Any who, overall it really was a fun ride for the whole family, especially since it can seat up to 5.
After the ride was over, it was off to explore. Out of all of the great exhibits, our favorites were the Kingdom Quest ride, Earthquake tables, Duplo Villiage, Lego Racers: Build and Test and the Lego Girls Princess Palace of course!
My step daughter loved the Princess Palace and had so much fun creating "cupcakes and castles" with Daddy. Personally, I think Daddy may have even liked it more. :) Even though we didn't try out the karaoke stage, I think that was a great touch to add to the Princess Palace. There were tons of kids lined up to sing songs like Hannah Montana and Selena Gomez, but since the little one is a bit shy, we decided to pass.
After creating frilly and girly Lego masterpieces, we headed over to the Duplo Village. The Duplo Village is meant for smaller or younger kids, but since these Legos were as big as my step daughter's head, we had to try them out! Since she is obsessed with the little Lego men, she decided to build an "almost" life size version. Isn't he cute?
Overall, we had a wonderful time at the Legoland Discovery Center. They had plenty of activities to keep us busy for a few hours, even more if she was here with friends going from ride to ride. Now seeing all these great exhibits here, I couldn't even imagine seeing all the wonderful things that might be at the Legoland in California!