Monday, 10 March 2014

Legoland


We visited LEGOLAND for the first time this spring break. It was a lot of fun, a unique experience for the whole family and equally fun for all of my kids from the two year old to the nine year old.

Legoland Lego giraffe, kids activities, TorontoLEGOLAND starts with a "Factory Tour" - a series of stations showing how raw plastic is turned into LEGO bricks with fun interactive activities for the kids.

There are two rides at LEGOLAND - the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride and Merlin' Apprentice. Merlin's Apprentice is just a typical carnival ride but the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride is awesome, an immersive ride through a fantasy world with a mounted laser gun for each rider and enemy targets that pop up along the way. It's a lot like our favourite Disney World ride, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Good fun!

The LEGO 4D Cinema shows a short LEGO movie in 3D with extra sensory effects - gusts of "wind" and splashes of "rain" and "snow" which the kids in the audience get very excited about.

Legoland Miniland Toronto skyline, kids activitiesMiniland is, as far as I'm concerned, by far the coolest part of LEGOLAND. Built from 1.5 million LEGO bricks, Miniland is a miniature replica of Toronto - the CN Tower, the skyline, the waterfront, the airport - all the major landmarks right down to minifigures skating at City Hall, tall ships moored on the water at Harbourfront, an interactive baseball game at the Rogers Centre and a hockey game at the Air Canada Centre, a concert at the Hard Rock at Yonge-Dundas Square, emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens blaring blocking a major intersection and a couple of jets preparing for takeoff at Pearson International.

Legoland Miniland Lego Rogers Centre, Toronto, kids activities

It. Is. Amazing.




Legoland, kids activities, Toronto







The rest of LEGOLAND is more of an open play area, made up of the LEGO Fire Academy, an indoor playground-style jungle gym and play area for older kids; the LEGO Construction Site, a soft play structure for little ones; the DUPLO Village for toddlers to build and play and dozens of play spaces filled with thousands of LEGO pieces for kids to sprawl out and build to their hearts' content.




There are also a couple of designated building areas: the LEGO Racers Build & Test station where kids can build their own vehicles and race them on a timed track, and the LEGO Earthquake station where they can build their own structures on the elevated platforms then test their structural integrity with simulated earthquakes.

LEGOLAND - a fun afternoon out for the whole family!


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