My family and I visited the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Toronto in Vaughan Mills, Ontario, on our recent road trip to Toronto. Our two children, ages 9 and 11, had never been to a LEGOLAND before and our family loves LEGO! We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed LEGOLAND Discovery Center.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Toronto is smaller compared to other LEGOLAND Parks, but it is well designed, clean, and packed full of fun! We started out in MINILAND, which is filled with miniature replicas of Toronto and Niagara Falls landmarks. It was amazing. There was even a streetcar that moved around town. The whole room transformed from day to night, while you watched, and fireworks were displayed on the wall above Niagara Falls, during the night time scene. The CN Tower was lit up at night as well and the whole thing was very impressive to see with the majority of it made completely from LEGO!
In the main room there were many different lego themed areas to play in, such as the LEGO Racer’s Build and Race site, where you could build and race your own car, and a LEGO Friends Heartlake City site. There is a LEGO Master Builder Academy for those who want to improve their lego building skills and a DUPLO Village for little ones. There is also a large jungle gym climbing structure, a 4D cinema and two rides!
In the first ride, Kingdom Quest, you become a LEGO knight and battle skeletons and trolls with laser guns to rescue the captured princess! We love these type of laser rides and enjoyed this one a lot! We also loved that all five of us could ride in one car.
The second ride, Merlin’s Apprentice, is a two seated ride where you bike to go up and down while the ride goes in a circle. You are pedaling to help Merlin conjure his magic. This one had a long line up by the time we got there, but our children still liked it and thought it was worth the wait.
The Cafe in LEGOLAND is pretty small and there wasn’t a lot to offer. The prices were reasonable for what they offered and we liked that they had some healthy options like yogurt and hummus. Keep in mind you can’t leave LEGOLAND Discovery Center and return again, so don’t count on being able to go out to the mall for lunch and then return. We had some snacks in LEGOLAND and then a late lunch afterwards in the mall.
One of the best things about LEGOLAND Toronto is that it is all indoors, so you can escape the sun, rain, wind or snow! I would recommend that a better area for strollers be added, since it can get quite crowded when everyone leaves their strollers everywhere in the park. Also, keep in mind, if you are an adult and love lego, you need to either bring a child with you or go on an adults only night. During regular hours, adults are not allowed in alone. One last piece of advice: LEGOLAND Toronto also fills up quickly on busy days and they will limit the number of people inside, so buy your tickets online, before you go, for the best deal and guaranteed entrance!
I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions in this article are my own.
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