REVIEW – Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta Sneak Peek!

Planning on visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta? We have the inside scoop with lots of pictures to show you what to expect before it opens on March 17, 2012! The 30,000 square foot indoor attraction in Phipps Plaza features lots of fun for young children. Here’s what we experienced when we went to a special preview. Don’t worry, we won’t give away too many details, but we will give you enough information to be in the know, before you go!

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When we arrived, we were greeted by happy and LEGO-knowledgeable staff members.  I’m really big on the experience and they started off on the root foot from the beginning.

 

Our tour started with the LEGO factory. The kids received first-hand knowledge of  how LEGO bricks were made and there was an interactive component that made it educational and exciting!

We then moved over to our kid’s favorite ride, Kingdom Quest! We climbed aboard a chariot that had laser guns and magically took us on a mission to rescue the princess. The ride is a little dark, but there are no twist turns or dips, so I think it’s fun for all ages.

MINILAND was our next stop and it was AMAZING. All the most popular landmarks in Georgia were represented. There were interactive podiums that allowed kids of all ages to see the city in action! The scene changed from day to night and is something to not be missed! Adults will find themselves never wanting to leave!

Our next stop was the epicenter of the discovery center:

The Café wasn’t opened yet, but it was very colorful and fit right in with the LEGO theme. It looked like a great place to have a quick bite to eat and enjoy more attractions!

The Earthquake Tables were a blast! We tested our buildings to see if they could withstand an earthquake…My youngest was sad to see that her building toppled right over…LOL

Shockingly both of my daughters really enjoyed the LEGO Racers! They built their own race cars, then raced them down steep ramps with each other AND their new friends. I think they spent the most time here.

 

The Merlin’s Apprentice ride was a faster-paced ride, you are whisked into Merlin’s Magical Potion Room and pedal your way through magical spells and sorcery.

My youngest was too small for the Merlin ride and she began to cry, within seconds a staff member was there building a LEGO creation for her and made her laugh! This was above and beyond anything I’ve experienced at any theme park! LEGOLAND seems to have picked out a great staff!

Masterpiece my child completed with the help of a LEGOLAND ATL staff member!

LEGO Friends – Heart Lake City is so girly, pink and cute! Girls can make their own LEGO desserts and build with pink bricks! There will be a Karaoke stage there too (It wasn’t open when we were there)! My girls went crazy when they saw the replica of Olivia’s Tree house! This was so cute!

 

LEGO Fire Academy was a great play space for kids! They climbed, slid and tired themselves out there!

LEGO Master Builder Academy– We didn’t have time to visit this part of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. Kids can visit the master builder and learn how to create their own models.

More fun not pictured:

LEGO Studios 4D theater was a great experience! Think 3D PLUS lots of water! 😉 It was a winner for our family!

We did see the area that will house Duplo Village, but it wasn’t set up yet. I was told that this area will be a great place for the smallest of LEGO builders to let their imaginations run wild! Young children will use Duplo bricks to build their masterpieces.  This area will also feature bigger soft bricks that are exclusive to LEGOLANDDiscovery Center!

On the way out, we got to feast our eyes on the paradise called the LEGO Shop! There were all sorts of sets for all LEGO builder levels.

Some more important information for families:

  • Prepare to spend at least 2 hours there. You may even find yourself spending more time due to lines for the attractions when it first opens on March 17th.
  • There are family bathrooms here, so worries if only one parent can make it.
  • Diaper changing facilities
  • There are elevators for strollers and wheelchairs

We really enjoyed our experience at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta! It’s great for children, I’d say between the ages of 3-10. We plan on returning soon to spend more time! It’s definitely worth taking the family for a day of indoor fun!

Address:
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta
3500 Peachtree Rd. Suite G-1
Atlanta, GA 30326

Right inside of Phipps Plaza

Ph: 404-848-9252

For more information and to buy tickets visit: legolanddiscoverycenter.com