Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto
When I heard the news last year that Toronto was getting its own Legoland Discovery Centre, I may have let out an audible squee. This was after we had visited the Legoland amusement park near Orlando for the first time, and I could just imagine how thrilled the kids would be to have something like that so close to home.
Construction seems to have moved really quickly, but I guess it helps that they used existing space within Vaughan Mills Shopping Mall. And now they are almost ready to open on March 1st.
We were lucky enough to be invited for a preview visit today. For this, I took the day off of work and pulled the kids out of school. It was that big of a deal! We had an adventure-filled day, which we don’t do very often during the week. And as I tucked them into bed, they thanked me for about the fifth time today for doing so. We all had fun.
It’s brilliant that we’ve got this resource just north of the city now. It seems like a great place to spend a couple of hours on a special occasion like a birthday. It is a lot smaller than Legoland in Florida, but it’s not a full-on amusement park. It would be a fun way to spend an afternoon when the weather isn’t so great outside.
Our favourite parts were the 4D Clutch Powers movie, the Kingdom Quest laser tag ride (why yes, I DID get the highest score of my family today, thanks very much) and of course the super cool Miniland with all its Toronto details.
Most of all, I really appreciated how attentive and patient the staff were today. They were really enthusiastic about welcoming all the kids to the attraction, and made sure everyone was having a good time. I hope they can maintain that level of service.
The kids are already asking when we can go next. Welcome to the GTA, Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto. I suggest buying tickets for opening month (and beyond) online. It’s going to get rather busy.
Disclosure: I attended a media preview with the kids today. I have not been compensated. My views are my own.