When it rains it pours, especially in NY this summer. Having pre-researched indoor adventures on a parent’s potential activity list can make the difference between staying home (and going INSANE) with the kids or having a deep and developmental experience.
My 7 year old went to a Lego camp this summer so it was very special to him that I’d already been planning a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. It was just a bonus that a storm hit that day. We drove from Queens, only 40 minutes, through the rain.
When we arrived my kids STORMED ME with their LDCW demands!
… Merlin ride! Kingdom Quest!
4D movie! Racecar building! Earthquakes!
And of course, Ninjago City Adventure!
First stop is the LEGOLAND factory.Staff circulates the factory and gives every child a souvenir Lego block.
My oldest was begging me for the Kingdom Quest. Through the dark tunnel we ride in a chariot laser zapping the “bad guys” and saving the kingdom.
The new Ninjago City Adventure is a blast. Extremely well designed, the jungle gym includes multiple level tunnels, climbing walls, slide… and a spinning tube.
Next we raced to build our own racecars! There were a zillion Lego pieces along with wheel, axels and racing ramps.My 3 year old is trying to keep up with his 7 year old brother. Lego is such a great way to channel that natural competitiveness between siblings.
I had to drag them away from the racecar section because it was time for the next showing of the 4D movie. I remember when I was a kid going to a 4D movie. It’s such bizarre feeling getting hit with water or snow or steam, but so memorable.
We did get to take a ride on the Merlin’s Apprentice ride. I was so grateful to the staff who beside being friendly were extremely helpful in making sure we could all ride. There is a height requirement. And while they are firm to ensure safety, they got 2 extra staff member to ride with us so all 3 of my kids could go on.
I give them a lot of credit for customer service but even more for their kind attitudes.
We had a full day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. Thinking about yearly passes. There’s so many options. Little Playtimes, Adult Night Tickets, Ultimate Flexible Ticket, Extra Value Package (both of these include a collectible.) And there’s an Online Saver Ticket which can be a great option to ease the cost when you have more than a couple of kids. Don’t know when but we’re definitely going again.
Disclaimer: LDCW provided a 1 time basic entry to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.