Ever wonder what your child weighs in LEGOs or how many LEGOs tall your child is? These are a couple fun facts kids will take back with them following a few hours playing at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. My son attended a birthday here for his 5-year-old buddy and the kids had the best time. The educational components are so carefully woven into LEGOLAND that your child won’t even realize how much they are learning! Here are 10 things to do during your visit.
Scope out Atlanta landmarks in MINILAND. MINILAND is made with nearly 1.5 million LEGO bricks and filled with prominent Atlanta buildings and landmarks, including Centennial Olympic Park, Fox Theatre and the Capitol building. See Stone Mountain Park, Downtown Atlanta and in-town neighborhoods including Old Fourth Ward – home to Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood home – all made out of LEGOs. There are even intricate details like a moving elevator on the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Periodically, MINILAND dims into nightfall and the city lights turn on.
Watch LEGO movies from the 4D Theater. Prepare to get a little wet in this attraction which incorporates elements like rain, wind and snow into action-packed LEGO movies. Everyone will get glasses when you enter so you can experience the 3D effects throughout the short movie.
Have a “blast” at Space Mission. This temporary attraction is fit for future astronauts and lovers of outer space. Kids can command the space center and since my son wants to be an astronaut when he grows up and is obsessed with all things space, we came back to this spot a couple times. Planets made of Legos hang from the ceiling and there are several activity centers, ranging from building your own spaceship, working inside the control center and counting down to zero to seeing a LEGO rocket blast off into outer space. There’s even a photo opp where kids can pose as an astronaut.
Build your own race car or boat. After building a race car, line it up at the start line, push the red button for the “flag” to release and the cars take off to the finish line. Or, build your own boat out of LEGOs and steer it down the stream. These are both fun and educational activities.
Play in the giant pirate ship playground in Pirate Adventure Island. We came back to this spot several times during our visit. It’s a great way to let the kids burn off some energy, especially after having cupcakes inside the birthday room!
Go on Kingdom Quest Laser Ride and Merlin’s Apprentice. On Merlin’s, you spin through the air while pedaling along and the faster you pedal, the higher you fly! Using a laser gun, zap beastly trolls and other enemies to save the princess on Kingdom Quest. The ride keeps track of everyone’s score and when it’s over, you can purchase a souvenir photo from the ride.
Go on a LEGO Factory Tour. Create a LEGO while learning along the way. This is also where you can find out your weight and height in LEGOs!
Have your child’s birthday party here and invite up to 40 guests! The staff is amazing and they handle all the details. It’s easy to book online and the itinerary tab shows you all the party details. Start in the private party room for a model builder workshop where each guest gets to take home their LEGO model. Enjoy pizza, drinks and cupcakes before heading out to enjoy the rest of the fun.
Visit the gift shop to take home some LEGOs. Arranged by age and theme, Gavin picked out a Star Wars LEGO pack for himself and a fish LEGO set for his sister.
- LEGOLAND is located on the top level of Phipps Plaza. Stay for some shopping!
- Buy your tickets online to save 37 percent.
- Toddler Time – On Tuesdays at 10 a.m., head to DUPLO Village for guided play and story time.
- Dine at Johnny Rocket’s before or after your visit, right across from LEGOLAND on the upper level of the mall.
- Your tickets give you access to all the attractions, rides and the 4D movie and kids 2 and under are free!
- LEGOLAND is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
- Download the app to help you plan your visit, take part in a scavenger hunt, find tips and more!