Wondering what to expect at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus? Our sneak peek will tell you all you need to know about the new LEGOLAND at Easton Town Center!
This post was written in partnership with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus opened to annual pass holders and media on September 21, 2018! My family got a sneak peak at all there is to do at this incredible indoor LEGO® heaven! The Grand Opening Ceremony and first day open to the public was September 28, 2018.
If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram Stories for any amount of time, you already know that my boys LOVE LEGOS! I mean LOVE them. Like, eat, breathe and sleep with LEGOS. 😉 I was so excited to be able to take them to this special opening day that I picked my son up early from school to surprise him! And after spending several hours there, neither of my kids wanted to leave!
What is there to do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus?
This space is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for the LEGO lovers in the family! It doesn’t matter how old you are – even my husband didn’t want to leave! 😉 (Seriously, once a month they are even having an Adult Night – no kids allowed!)
Here are 15 things you can do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus!
1. LEGO® Factory Tour
When you first enter, you’re taken behind the scenes into the LEGO Factory! There’s a little bit of info about how LEGO bricks are made and then the doors open into The Ultimate Indoor LEGO Playground!
2. Take the Kingdom Quest Ride
The first attraction you come to is the Kingdom Quest ride. Take a ride in a chariot to help rescue the princess by zapping spiders, trolls and other obstacles in your way. You must be able to sit upright to ride this ride.
Kids under 4’3” must be accompanied by someone over that height. Disclaimer, you’re not allowed to take pictures while on the ride but I didn’t see that sign until my second time riding it, so I got a picture of the “bad guy”! 😉
3. See the MINILAND® Display
One of the highlights of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is MINILAND! It’s a LEGO-sized replica of many of your favorite Columbus spots including COSI, North Market, the State House, and more! Plus there are smaller areas featuring Cincinnati and Cleveland. The lights fade on and off so you can see the cities in the night and daytime. There are many moveable features that are fun to watch!
4. Attend a Creative Workshop
Throughout the day special workshops are scheduled where kids can learn how to build anything! Check the sign for the times for each day. There is an additional cost for this activity.
5. Play in the LEGO® Friends Building Area
It was really hard to get my boys to leave the LEGO Friends area. If your kids are in MINILAND and wish they could play in the city, this is their chance! A lot of the buildings and fixtures are glued together here, but there are also bricks for building and mini figures for playing in the houses and buildings. My kids loved playing in the town – even though they really wanted to take the buildings apart! 😉
6. Play in the DUPLO® Farm and DUPLO® Village
The DUPLO area is very bright and fun for the younger kids! There’s a farm, slide, large animals, plus extra big, soft DUPLO Blocks and regular size DUPLO Blocks for building.
7. Build and Test Race Cars in the LEGO® Racers Area
In this area, kids can build cars and race them down various roads and hills. Lots of fun for vehicle lovers in this area!
8. Test Your Building Skills on the Earthquake Tables
The Earthquake Table is right next to the LEGO Racers area. Kids can build a building as tall as they can and then see if it will withstand various degrees of earthquake tremors! The plates on the table literally shake as you turn up the intensity!
9. Watch LEGO® 4D Cinema Movies
Three different LEGO Movies are being shown throughout the day in 4D – this means not only is the movie 3D but your seats will move and you may get wet!
10. Climb in the LEGO® City Play Area
This area includes a climbing area, slides, a construction site and fire and police themed areas. It’s for running, climbing and jumping! Socks are required to play here.
My kids’ favorite LEGO sets are the LEGO City sets – especially fire and police! I thought they would eat this area up, but they didn’t stay long because they really wanted to play with actual LEGOS!
11. Go on the Merlin’s Apprentice Ride
This ride is something you would find at an amusement park! I couldn’t get my kids to ride it but I will be back! 😉 You must be 3 feet tall to ride this ride and if you are under 4 feet tall, you must be accompanied by someone over 4 feet tall.
12. Eat at the Coffee Shop
The cafe in LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus offers coffee (Starbucks!), snacks and meals. Look for the Kids Meal Deal which includes a sandwich, a snack, a drink and for an additional cost you can add a LEGO Lunchbox. There is a decent sized seating area inside the restaurant.
13. Have a Birthday Party at LEGOLAND Columbus
Kids can have a birthday party at LEGOLAND! There are 3 levels of birthday parties available and parties can be booked online!
14. Shop at the LEGO Store at LEGOLAND Columbus
The store attached to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is larger than the regular LEGO Store at Easton! I mean it is HUGE! Almost any current set you can imagine is there along with lots of other special things you don’t usually see at the LEGO Store like costumes, unique extra pieces and lots of fun gifts. I will never be able to walk my kids through Easton Station without stopping here!
15. Complete an Adventure Pack
Last but not least, you should know that at the Entrance you will be offered the chance to buy an Activity Pack. This is a packet of several pages about each section of LEGOLAND Columbus.
Using a stamp machine located in each area, you can mark in your Activity Pack when you have completed each area. There are also stickers and activities inside. I don’t think this is something you need to buy more than once but it’s kind of fun for the first time.
That’s the round up! These are the main activity areas but there is so much more than what is pictured here! I hope you get a chance to take your kids – we’re so lucky to have this in Columbus! What do you think your kids will enjoy the most?
What To Expect at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is located in Easton Town Center at 165 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
- Check their website before visiting for the most up to date information
- Tickets range in price from $27 – $45 per person depending on your level of flexibility and whether or not you buy online or in person.
- An annual pass can be purchased for either weekdays or anytime and they include discounts in the coffee shop and LEGO store.
- Children 2 and under are free.
- Adults MUST be accompanied by a child to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus.
- LEGOLAND is open 365 days a year beginning at 10:00 AM. Closing times vary depending on the day.
- The last admission is two hours before closing.
- There is a limited number of guests allowed inside at a time so there will be a “Timed Tickets” line you will enter. If you purchase on line, you may be able to choose your ideal time to enter.
- There is no limit to how long you can stay.
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