by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
This past weekend I spent a fun-filled afternoon with my family at Legoland Discovery Center in lower Westchester. It opened this back in March and has become a big hit with families from NYC and the surrounding areas. It has 2 rides, a 4D cinema, lots of fun attraction and tons and tons of LEGO’s. Here’s our recap: (Read more after the jump)
What we liked: All of the attractions at Legoland Discovery Center are fun and engaging, there’s really nothing boring here and you can spend many hours getting lost in the world of LEGO’s. We stayed over 4 hours and could have easily stayed for more, so you get a lot of bang for your buck here. The rides are a lot of fun: one is interactive where you have to save a princess and the other is more like a typical theme park that goes up in the air and spins around. the 4D movie is a must and Miniland is very impressive (more on that later). This is a perfect place to take kids ages 3-10 when it’s too hot/cold or when it’s raining. There is so much to do and your kids will have fun, learn and get creative. Plus, parking is very affordable (we paid $3.25 for up to 6 hours).
What we didn’t like: While the prices at the cafe are reasonable, the portions are a little on the small side. Since people can’t bring their own food it would be wise to perhaps charge a few dollars more and have slightly larger portions. Also, personally, I would have liked to see more healthy options than just a salad, like a fruit cup for snacks, along with the cookies and cupcakes that were available.
Here are some highlights from our visit:
Building with LEGO’s was fun because my kids don’t have nearly as many LEGO’s at home.
This was a big hit: you build with LEGO’s, then press a button and the plates move, like a mini earthquake. The higher you build, the more LEGO’s fall, the louder the laughter.
My kids had way too much fun at the maze and could have spend at least 30 more minutes going through it: (TIP: bring socks, otherwise you’ll have to buy a pair there)
Miniland was a HUGE hit, even with the parents. It has miniature replicas of major NYC landmarks and is made of 1.5 million LEGO’s. It’s also interactive so you can press buttons and make some things move and every few minutes the lights go off and it changes from daytime to nighttime and includes fireworks:
There are LEGO’s EVERYWHERE!
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 10am-7pm
Price: $22 per adult (13+); $18 per child (3-12); kids 2 and under are free. Prices do not include tax.
Location: 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710
Visit Legoland Discovery Center to learn more.
I was not compensated for this post. I received complimentary tickets.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 6, 4 and a baby) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.