The Building Blocks of Fun

LEGOLAND of DALLAS

3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

We recently visited Legoland in Grapevine Mills and had so much fun! This is certainly not the giant amusement park of the original Legoland in California but it definitely makes for a fun and interactive morning out with the kids.

There are rides, jungle gyms, a 4D cinema, and over the top Lego displays and play centers. The kids ages in our group were 2-4, both kids enjoyed it and had tons of fun, however the 4 year old certainly got more it of it.

We started off the visit by getting our photos taken in front of the big green screen where they had the kids do fun poses to put in front of a Lego scenario later on.

Next, we we stood in an entryway made of Legos as we waited for the grand doors to open and our adventure to begin!

The first thing we did when we walked in was the Kingdom Quest ride. We hopped aboard a mini coster inside a castle where we used ray guns to zap skeletons and “bad guys” to rescue the princess.

Next we were on to the newest attraction, Ninjago City Adventure, Ninjas-in-training can engage in a number of obstacle course challenges alongside their favorite characters.

From navigating a vortex spinning barrel, spiral slide of lights, wave decks, crawling through hover rings and lighting buzzer bars, this is the coolest jungle gym your kids have ever been through, and this will keep them busy for a while so you can sit back and relax… Unless you’re a helicopter parent like me and follow your kid through the tunnels.

Dexter did not meet the height (36″) requirement for the Merlin’s Apprentice ride so I rode with my 4yr old friend Landon! It’s basically any kids ride you’ve ever seen that goes around and up & down, he loved it!

Another attraction that Dexter was too small for but the other kids loved was the Lego City: Forest Ranger Persuit. Kids got to drive their LEGO vehicle off-road around a track in “Lego City”… Go Karts.

Some Girly Stuff:
The whole place is fun for everyone but there is a special space for the pretty and pink lovers. Children help the girls of Lego Land build Heartlake City take a picture with the life size Lego Girls!

My mom friends and I agreed that our favorite parts were the Lego displays, there was a Star Wars room filled with sculptures from all the the best scenes for the movie.

The best one was a mini Lego version of Dallas! The state fair, cowboys stadium, the iconic skyline, Love Field Airport, and much much more! It was really neat to see all the details of your favorite parts of your favorite City, and the there was a fireworks display every couple minutes!

For The Littlest Ones:
Little builders can let their imaginations loose in the toddler friendly DUPLO Village. Little ones can play with other tots, or wiggle and slide around the cottage and play with the special big, soft bricks.

Dexter and Landon’s Favorite Part:
I’d say we spent the majority of our visit in the Speed Racer area. In this part kids can build their own Lego cars and race them down different size ramps. They must have done this at least 50 times. This kept them busy while us Mamas sat closely at the tables and ate our lunch.

Know Before You Go:

TICKETS:
You will want to pre-purchase your ticket online where you will also choose your timeslot of entry. The designated time slot is good as its regulates crowding and helps move everyone along.

DINING:
There is a small café style place to purchase chips, fruit, pre packaged sandwiches and salads, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, and a few other snacky items.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Prepare yourself for crowds if you go when school is out but there is added summer fun as they have an outdoor splash pad called Pirate Beach, it’s made of giant Legos and pirate ship themed spray ground equipment. If you go during the week the crowds are minimal and lines are practically non-existent.

SPECIALS:
Go on a Tuesday (during school season) and you get to take advantage of Toddler Tuesday!!!! Bring up to two toddlers (aged 4 and under) per adult and enjoy entry for all three of you for $15. Additional children are $5 each.  Kids 2 and under are always FREE.

MORE FUN:
For added fun, visit the Sea Life Aquarium directly across from Legoland for a full day of fun! Check out more about SeaLife HERE. Information on offers for tickets to both attractions HERE

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