Disclaimer: My family and I received 4 free admission tickets to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Columbus, Ohio in exchange for sharing our honest experience. As always, all opinions are my own.
Our family recently checked out Legoland® Discovery Center located in Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. We had a blast! My kids instantly ‘clicked’ with all the fun activities, and we easily spent over 5 hours there.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Columbus, Ohio is located in Easton Town Center. If you’ve never been, the center includes an indoor mall and outdoor shopping and dining. It’s a really great area of Columbus with tons to do including the American Girl store and more high-end retail.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is located inside the mall on the first floor. If you park on the first level of the garage, you can walk in the doors to the mall entrance and take a brief walk to find it. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is essentially a giant indoor Lego® playground for kids approximately ages 3-10. It has several attractions:
- Lego® Factory Tour
- Kingdom Quest
- Lego® Miniland
- Lego® Friends
- Lego® Duplo Farm
- Lego® Build & Test Zone
- Lego® 4D Cinema
- Creative Workshop
- Merlin’s Apprentice Ride
- Lego® City Play Area
- Race VR Experience
On the day we went, we added on the VR experience ($8 each) and the activity pack ($5 each). In my opinion, the general admission was plenty of fun! The VR experience can be purchased inside at the coffee shop if you choose to add that on. The activity pack is a lot of fun for avid visitors, not as much for first timers. In our experience, first time visitors have plenty to explore without the activity pack! LEGOLAND® Discovery Center does not allow readmission.
Favorites from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
Our family had several favorites from our visit.
The Lego® Factory Tour
As engineers, my husband and I loved the Lego® Factory Tour. The kids enjoyed it too. As tourists, we were given a video tour of the Lego® factory by some hysterical flying robots and built some of our own Lego® characters.
Wloved Kingdom Quest and rode it at least 10 times! On this ride, guests hop up on their chariot to zap trolls and skeletons, which leads to saving the princess. Who had the top score each time? I went undefeated in this quest!
The Lego® Miniland was a fun place to visit. This is an interactive city scape made of all Lego®. The cities include Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland. Thanks to the Cincinnati exhibit, I’ll be taking my kids to Jungle Jim’s on our next visit there. We raced each other several times on the boat races, and ran a touchdown pass down the Ohio State football field. I hope you can recognize some of the landmarks below!
Lego® 4D Cinema
The 4D cinema was for sure a big hit! There were four movies available. We were able to enjoy 3. Each guest is provided 3D glasses. The 4D element to the theater is rain, snow, wind, fog, and even spit as they burst off the screen! The movies played about every 15-20 minutes, which made it easy to catch several of them. The front row seats are totally worth it!
Merlin’s Apprentice Ride
As riders on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, we had to pedal faster and faster to conjure up the spell and soar to the sky!
Race VR Experience
A fun, newer addition to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is this virtual reality race experience. My kids said it was a really fun racing experience where they zoomed through Lego® water, lava, and flew through the air to finish a race. They wanted to do it again and again! This experience cost us an additional $8 per person. The kids told us it was definitely worth it!
There are plenty other experiences we enjoyed like the build and test zone! In this zone, guests build Lego® cars and test them on several racetracks and build mini cities and towns to test on earthquake tables.
One area that was available to us on our visit was the Lego® dots zone. The girls were provided a Lego® dots bracelet and their choice of Lego® dots to decorate. The Lego® city play area was fun as well. It is a large play yard with Lego® themes throughout.
Would you recommend LEGOLAND® Discovery Center to your friends and family?
Yes! Anyone with children around the ages of 3 to 10 would enjoy this experience. If your child LOVES Lego®, it is definitely a fun trip.
We ended our trip with some shopping at the Lego store.
I hope that you enjoyed my review! If you have any questions about our experience, please reach out to me on social media, through the comments, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center for allowing my family the opportunity to check out the center and share our experience with my followers