March 15, 2012
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Attraction at Phipps Plaza, Buckhead is Worth The Wait!
We were guests of the brand new Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta last Sunday afternoon, and oh what a treat it was! Legoland officially opens to the public this weekend. But you may have to wait just a little while as it's sold out on Saturday and Sunday! The excitement over this new attraction, located in Phipps Plaza, has been building for nearly a year now. With that said, I'll tell you in advance - purchase your tickets online. By doing so you can select your date and time, and even get a discount by making the online purchase (10% off). For a limited time, annual passes are also 10% off - CLICK HERE for more details.
So what can you expect from Legoland? An adventure of course! And one that (to my surprise) lasted a good three hours plus. Honestly, giving two boys the opportunity to build cars and race them on a variety of steep tracks.. well, we could have easily stayed all day. The 4D movie was so much fun (though I really did get wet!), and Jack played for a good 45 minutes in the "Fire Academy" jungle gym. I was amazed that this entire attraction is housed at Phipps Plaza - where the food court was previously located. As this issue (and article) are pretty lengthy, I'll post another report with some fun facts next week!
• LEGO Factory: Learn all about LEGO bricks in this fun, interactive factory experience.
• LEGO 4D Cinema: Guests can get in on the adventurous action as LEGO comes to life on the screen. (Watch out - you may get wet!)
• Kingdom Quest: This interactive chariot-themed ride is equipped with laser guns to zap beastly monsters on a mission to rescue the captured princess. (I recommend doing this as soon as you walk in - but note it is dark and might be scary for very young children.)
• Merlin’s Apprentice: Budding wizards can help the powerful magician conjure spells and sorcery through pedal-powered energy on a high-flying ride to the top. (So cute and especially fun for younger kids.)
• MINILAND: A miniature landscape of area buildings, attractions and other significant sites are immortalized in one million LEGO bricks. (Have you seen all my pictures on Facebook of Atlanta attractions? This was MY favorite part. I think most adults will agree!)
• LEGO Racers: LEGO buffs can build their own speedy creations and test them on specialty tracks.
• LEGO Fire Academy: This fire-house themed play area lets LEGO lovers get energized with a climbing wall, jungle gym, slide and more.
• LEGO Construction Site: A soft play area that is perfect for younger builders.
• Master Model Builder: An exclusive workshop offers hands-on direction from the best in the business.
• The LEGO Shop: With over 900 LEGO products, it’s the perfect one-stop shop. Guests may visit the LEGO Shop without purchasing a ticket to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.
• DUPLO Village: Ideal for tiny guests, the large bricks and soft play areas offer pint-sized fun.
• Earthquake Tables: Guests can build their own towers, then stand back and watch as tables’ plates move, simulating an earthquake and testing the buildings’ strength.
• LEGO Friends: Heartlake City is the perfect backdrop for creativity, as guests enjoy creating custom cupcakes, gardenscapes and more.
• Café: From a strong cup of coffee to full meals with the family, the Café has something for everyone.
• Birthday Rooms: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta begins hosting birthday parties in June, and onsite birthday rooms create the perfect LEGO experience.
Admission to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is all inclusive and offers access to every area of the attraction. Single tickets are now available online. Guests are encouraged to purchase online to take advantage of the best price guarantee. Annual passes for families and individuals may also be purchased online, by phone or at the attraction. Among several benefits annual pass holders enjoyare unlimited access to the attraction and exclusive discounts.
* A note to any adult Lego lovers out there who are interested in this attraction (Miniland, I suspect): LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a children’s attraction, and only adults visiting with a child will be admitted into the center. Beginning in May 2012, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta will host an adult night on the second Thursday of every month.
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