My boys love Legos, so today we went to the Legoland Discovery Center at Grapevine Mills. This is a fun spot geared towards young kids, and there is a lot to do there!
You buy tickets online before you go (it’s much cheaper that way) for a specific entry time. Show up close to your assigned time as you all wait as a group and enter together. Your first stop is the “Lego Factory” tour where a staff member tells you how Legos are made and you see a mock up of the factory. Both my kids saw this as fake, but appreciated the attempt to explain how the actual bricks were made.
Once you get inside there are areas where you can build and race cars, several areas with Duplo blocks, a climbing structure with softer Lego blocks inside, Princess Palace (a separate area with pink Legos, a small dance area and different music playing), Miniland and some rides. My boys enjoyed the car building/racing area the most.
Miniland is a separate room full of really cool models. It’s Dallas themed, and includes both a daytime mode and a nighttime mode with lights and fireworks. It’s really cool.
I think there are three rides. The Merlin’s Apprentice ride (between 36″ – 48″ tall must ride with an adult) has 3-4 cars that go in a circle and rise up and down, a Laser Ride (under 51″ ride with an adult) where you can shoot at things and a Lego car racing area (ages 4-13). We didn’t do the first two but my boys enjoyed driving the cars around. That was fun to watch.
There is also a 4D movie theater and outside is a small spray park called Pirate Beach (open May 1 through October 31).
We spent about 90 minutes there. My little kid enjoyed playing inside the climbing structure, but my big kid wasn’t interested (and he was too tall as the height range is 40″-57″). Although he still loves Legos, there wasn’t much there for his age range beyond the car building/racing area. Most of the activities are geared towards preschool and early elementary-aged kids.
There is a cafe there with drinks, snacks, salads and sandwiches (no outside food allowed) and you can hold birthday parties there too.
Right now they are offering Toddler Tuesday where you pay $15 for one adult and two kids up to 4 years old. Additional children (ages 3-12) are $5 each. The regular price (if you buy online, in advance) is $15.75 to $19.95 for ages 3+. You can also buy a combo ticket to visit Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium (PAM Review) across the hall on the same day. If you’re looking to spend all day at the mall this would work well.
Legoland Discovery Center
Grapevine Mills Mall