Monday, July 23, 2012


LEGOLAND Discovery Center ~ Grapevine, Texas

A theme park built entirely around LEGO?  There was no hesitation when I asked my kids if they wanted to go to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth in Grapevine, Texas.  Moms, this place is not just for boys....every child (and a few dads..) of every age will have a blast here. Located in Grapevine Mills in Grapevine, Texas, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is very easy to get to.
Your adventure at LEGOLAND Discovery Center begins with a tour of the LEGO Fun Factory with Professor Brick-a-Brack.  With some help from the "little workers", we all created a few LEGO bricks to take home.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center has some fun LEGO-themed rides. Battle evil skeletons and giant trolls from within your LEGO chariot in Kingdom Quest.  Conjure magic by peddling around in Merlin's Apprentice.  And drive your own off-road vehicle in LEGO CITY: Forest Pursuit.  We also enjoyed a fun 4D LEGO movie.  It was my 3 year old's first experience with 3D glasses, so I got a kick out of watching him grab at the objects coming toward him!
My 9-year old's favorite attraction was the LEGO Racers: Build & Test.  He patiently built and tweaked his car to race on the various ramps.  He honestly could have spent all day there if we would have let him.  Truth be told, several Dads enjoyed this attraction too.
I am always amazed at what can be built out of LEGO Bricks.  As a mom of boys, my LEGO creations never exceed more than a tower.  LEGOLAND Discovery Center has some amazing LEGO Brick creations - a cement truck, a giraffe, and Dirk Nowitzki!  But the most impressive display is seen in MINILAND.  Every memorable landmark within the Dallas/Fort Worth area is created out of LEGO bricks.

This is where I wanted to stay - DFW International Airport, Texas Stadium, American Airlines Center, the beautiful skyline of Dallas - all seen in day time & night time modes.  But the most impressive??  Southfork Ranch - cause you know it wouldn't be complete without a nod to the famed TV show, Dallas.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center has two fun play areas for the kids - DUPLO Village for little ones and LEGO City for big kids - so make sure to bring a pair of socks to play here. And for the girls, Princess Palace is full of pink & purple bricks - perfect to make that fairytale castle.  It also has a karaoke machine to rock out! And if you are hungry, there is a great Cafe featuring snacks and meals.
The only exit is out the LEGO Store - it's a perfect place to grab a souvenir.  We love the LEGO keychains - Harry Potter, Batman, Star Wars....pick your favorite character and chances are they have it.

We really enjoyed our time at LEGOLAND Discovery Center.  If we lived closer, it would make a lot of sense to purchase the LDC Unlimited Pass.  If not, make sure to grab your tickets online, as you can get a much better deal.

And while you are there, make sure to visit the Grapevine SEA LIFE Aquarium right next door.  Makes for a really fun day!

While you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area, here are more fun things to try:
Dallas World Aquarium

Texas Travel Facts for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth:
Location: Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 am - 8 pm (last admission at 6pm)
             Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm (last admission at 7pm)
             Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm (last admission at 4pm)
Admission: Adults (13 & up): $19.00
                    Children (3-12): $15.00
                    Children (0-2): free
                     *Receive a 25% discount by purchasing online
Recommended Time: 2 -3 hours 
Good to know: Admission is good for all day; Adults must be accompanied with children; Children must be accompanied with an adult and supervised at all times; no outside food or beverages; stroller friendly; bring socks for some exhibits

My family and I were invited to visit the center and were provided admission. I was not financially compensated for this post.  All opinions of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth are strictly my own based on my experience. 

1 comment:

Malaysian Meanders said...

This is much bigger than I had imagined. I didn't realize it had rides and movies. Thanks for the info.