LEGOLAND Toronto at Vaughan Mills.
It is Bricktastic.
The girls come from a long line of LEGO lovers and because of it they have the love for LEGO running through their veins. Okay, on the real, their dad was a LEGO Kid his whole life and in fact, going to LEGOLAND was somewhat spectacularly thrilling for him. He was just as excited as the girls were to go there. So, when we were asked to visit LEGOLAND in Toronto, in Hubby’s hometown of Vaugahn Mills, we were more than stoked to accept.
Ready to Explore?
I don’t think there’s a better time than Spring and Summer to visit LEGOLAND. Actually, anytime is the perfect time. But, with the temperature rising, it’s always awesome to visit and spend the day inside being creative and building LEGOS. Admission for Children and Adults are $20.00 or $19.00 if you purchase them online, here.
First on the agenda was the Kingdom Quest Laser ride and let me tell you, it was a B L A S T. Dara, Gabby and I really got into it and Mimi shot her heart out and in her mind, she won the game. Truly, that’s what it’s all about, having fun and this was a cool and interactive ride!
MINILAND was one of the attractions inside LEGOLAND that blew my mind. Made from nearly 1.5 million LEGO bricks, with many moving parts, it is no wonder that it will make any spectator’s jaw drop. The detail is so intricate and there are so many buildings that we recognized. It also went from day-to-night and the city lit up and there was even fireworks!
At the LEGO: Racers, Build & Test, you can really put your building to the test. The girls and Dara decided to build their racers and since you can time them down to the second, they really had to choose wisely and how they built them. It was all in good fun and it was awesome to see them race their creations.
It was CHIMA weekend at LEGOLAND Toronto when we went and let me tell you, the girls are huge fans! We watched the brand new LEGO® LEGENDS OF CHIMA™ 4D movie. Will the headstrong prince of the Lion Tribe be triumphant over the competitive leader of the Crocodile tribe to resume the Age of Peach in the land of CHI? It was an awesome experience and the girls loved the effects. Especially the ones you can SMELL.
Mimi spent most of her time here, while Gabby helped build the CHIMA mural and she spent a lot of time in there. Mimi and Dara both built this little apartment and as you can see, she’s pretty proud of it. Did you know that when children play with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks they build and develop their mathematical skills and vocabulary at DUPLO Village?
Almost all of Mimi’s LEGOS at home are from LEGO Friends and she loves watching the show. She was over the moon excited to see a whole section for LEGO Friends. Enter Heartlake City and build your own microphone and perform in front of the five LEGO Friends Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, Mia, Emma on our LEGO Friends karaoke stage. Play in the kitchen, lounge, relax! It was a fun little space.
The girls absolutely loved this ride, when they first got there, they rode it 3 times in a row. Mimi was pedaling with all her might and she was convinced she did it all. It was super cute and Gabby of course, loved it. We spent an entire afternoon at LEGOLAND and there was still so much that we did. To see a full list of the attractions go, here.
About the Ride:
Hop on an enchanted LEGO® ride at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto. Merlin’s Apprentice pedal ride takes you on a magical journey up towards the skies. Can you see through the roof and find the stars to become Merlin’s next Apprentice? Guests must be a minimum of 3 foot tall (roughly 91cm) to ride Merlin’s Apprentice. Guests between 3 foot tall (roughly 91cm) and 4 foot tall (roughly 122cm) must ride with an adult.
LEGO Souvenirs, Anyone?
You simply can’t go to LEGOLAND without taking some home with you, right? Well, they have you covered and you can find an array of sets, mini-figures and everything you can think of when it comes to LEGOS here. The girls left with some new mini-figures and a set and all was right with the world.
The recommended time at LEGOLAND is about 2-3 hours but, to be honest with you, we were there for about 4 hours. The girls had tons of fun and if you get hungry, you can always visit their Cafe that had a wide array of snacks and meals. We had a blast and after the kids got their LEGO on, Hubs and I decided to hit the mall and look around a bit. I loved how convenient it was to have the mall there for us big kids too.
For more information about planning your next (or FIRST) visit to LEGOLAND Toronto, visit them here. It is great for the whole family and you’ll find that you’ll have a great time too!
Have you ever been to LEGOLAND before?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.