Over the school holidays we also headed to the Westchester Legoland. It had been something we talked about doing for quite some time but hadn’t gotten around to because it is kind of out the way. We figured we would need to hire a car to get there. After some research we worked out that it was possible to get there by public transport. It’d just take 1.5 to 2 hours each way.
The first section at Legoland is all about learning how lego becomes lego. Not the most interesting section for a 2 and 4 year old but they had a little look around.
Next was an interactive ride in an automatic car on a laser quest. Richard did a bit of laser shooting as we went around but Tate, Knox and I just enjoyed the ride.
The next area was Miniland. A recreation of many NYC and Westchester landmarks including the Empire State Building, Grand Central, Times Square and more.
Next we entered the main section of Legoland which included a climbing structure for the kids, a section devoted to cars, 4d movie theatre and more.
Tate’s favourite part was an amusement park kind of ride. It was a flying wizard ride that went round in circles. The people were supposed to pedal to make the cars rise high (though it still happened even if you didn’t pedal!). Tate enjoyed it so much he went on more than once!
The kids had fun at Legoland but given the time it took to get there and the cost involved I can’t see us going again. We spent 2 hours there and by that time Knox was tired and everybody was hungry for lunch. Unless you have membership you can’t return once you leave and their cafe has less selections than the average zoo or museum; so we chose to leave after the 2 hours so we could have a decent lunch.
Next time you’re in California you’ll have to go to the Legoland near San Diego. It’s a huge theme park – kind of like Disneyland. We spent a whole day there during the Winter break and still didn’t see everything so we’ll definitely be back at some point. Most likely when Mathilde’s a little older as she was too short for a lot of the rides. The Legoland we went to actually had really good food too. I was surprised. The girls ate crepes (from a store that looked just like a Lego kit Ava owns!), I had teriyaki chicken and Kim had a ramen noodle soup. I’ll have a post coming soon – when I catch up!
That sounds way better! I guess that’s more like Sesame Place and Diggerland, which are closer to here.