Disclaimer: Legoland Discovery Center provided me and my family with complimentary admission. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
When I was a kid we had a box of knockoff Legos that sat in our playroom. I never paid too much attention to them, but now Lego has transformed into a huge market. There are stores in the mall, theme parks, movies, cartoons, awesome Lego building sets, and Legoland Discovery Centers across the country. We recently took the ride down to Westchester to see what Legoland Discovery Center was all about. I have all the details and a ticket giveaway for 1 lucky reader!
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester is in an awesome outdoor mall at Ridge Hill Mall in Yonkers. This is definitely a place I’d come back to do some shopping. It took us about an hour and a half to get there from our home in central Connecticut. The ride was pretty easy and we didn’t hit traffic even though we visited on a weekday (it was a holiday).
TIP: Enter 1 Ridge Hill Blvd, Yonkers, NY into GPS
There is plenty of garage parking around the Ridge Hill Mall. The North Otis Parking Garage is closest to Legoland. They offer discounted parking rates of $1.75 for the first 3 hours.
TIP: Remember to bring your parking ticket with you. There is a parking payment machine outside of Legoland.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or in person. Each ticket requires a reservation. You’ll have to select an entry time and date when purchasing tickets. The best option is to purchase your ticket at least 24 hours in advance. You’ll be guaranteed entry and pay reduced admission. Children 2 and under are free.
Standard Admission Online – $15.95
Standard Admission At Door – $22
TIP: Check the internet for promotional codes to save even more money
Legoland is certainly a unique indoor attraction. We arrived around 10:30 and left at 2:30 with lunch in between. There are 2 rides, a movie, play area, building workshop, cafe, store and lots of building fun. It was perfect for my kids ages 5 & 2 and there’s still plenty to do for the bigger kids too. Legoland is stroller friendly but you’ll have to remove little ones if they go on rides.
Kingdom Quest Ride
The Kingdom Quest ride is in the beginning of Legoland. It’s very similar to the Ghost Hunt at Lake Compounce or Toy Story ride at Disney. You sit in cars trying to zap trolls and skeletons to save the princess. You rack up points for each target you hit.
Merlin’s Apprentice Ride
Pedal a flying car to become a wizard apprentice. There is a minimum height requirement of 36 inches to ride.
Miniland fills a room with a replica of New York City made out of hundreds (thousands?) of Legos. They get fun with it too – including King Kong and Yankees vs. Mets baseball game. They even have lights that change the room from day to night.
As you would expect from Lego, there are plenty of areas to build. You can build and race Lego cars and create buildings and test them on the earthquake table.
There is a special toddler area for the youngest guests ages 2-5. There is a mini slide, oversized building bricks, and plenty of Duplo blocks.
In the center of it all is a play area great for children under 54 inches. This is a no-shoes area where kids can climb, crawl through tunnels, and go down slides. There’s only one way in and out of this play area and it’s monitored by Lego staff. Parents can hang around or get a drink from the cafe.
4D Lego movie with 3D glasses, sprays of water, and bubbles in a cinema-style theater. The movie plays periodically during the day and has a countdown clock for the next showing so you can return just before showtime.
Note: This movie might be frightening for the youngest guests. 2 of my kids were a little scared.
Special classes to learn and build using expert building tricks. We didn’t try it but I imagine the older kids really enjoy it.
There is a cafe with drinks and small snacks. No outside food is permitted inside Legoland except for babies and those with allergies. It’s convenient to eat at the cafe but I would suggest eating at one of the many locations in the outdoor mall instead.
Now I want to share the fun of Legoland with you! I will be giving away a family four pack of tickets to one lucky reader!
Read the contest rules below and enter for your chance to win. Good luck!
- Enter below using your Facebook login or email address for your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Legoland Discovery Center Westchester in Yonkers, NY
- Tickets are valid for a one time visit before May 1, 2017
- Must be at least 18 years old to enter
- Only one entry per person
- Contest closes on January 30, 2017 at 8 pm
- One winner will be chosen at random and announced on January 30, 2017 on Facebook. The winner will also be notified through email.
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond by email with his/her name to claim prize. If he/she does not respond in the designated time he/she forfeits their chance at the prize. A new winner will be chosen.
- Entry into this contest constitutes your acceptance of these contest rules