March Break Ideas
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

By Jorge Figueiredo - March 6th, 2013

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If you are like me, walking into a LEGO store can be a dangerous thing. To misquote Boromir from Lord of the Rings1: “One does not simply walk into a LEGO store…” Indeed; chances are good that I will walk out with more than what I went in for (which is usually nothing). Now imagine a 34,000 square-foot indoor attraction holding more than 3 million LEGO bricks – complete with interactive attractions, play areas, a 4D cinema and LEGO rides! If you have kids and this does not interest you, well, I have no idea what to tell you other than: you are dead to me.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto is located at Vaughan Mills, at the North end of Toronto. Geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families (you cannot gain admittance without children), the facility is a LEGO lover’s dream come true. Admission starts at around $18 (kids under 3 get in free) and the layout is pretty spectacular. Smallest Thumb and I have not yet had the opportunity to visit the site in person2, but their website is thorough and helpful. If you’re looking for a reason to support a staycation, just click the link and enjoy!

1 – Did you know that you can buy LOTR sets at LEGO stores? Oh yes, my precious…
2 – Not yet, anyway.
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  2. By Wilma
    Posted on Apr 1, 2013

    I had high expectations of Legoland based on their video promo & flyers BUT when i visited the place (bought season pass for a family of 4) i was TOTALLY disappointed:(( There is not much to see inside & do actually. I went there on their 1st public opening.

    The 2nd time was Easter Monday and it’s worst:(( it’s sooo messy!!! Lego brucks are everywhere…dangerous for kids to run or even walk because they can slip & fall when they step on it

    And their food area eventhough it’s always dead (no customers..food choices limited & very bland/boring & pricey) is also dirty

    It was a big mistake to buy season pass. NOT worth visiting…maybe just once and that’s it.

  3. Hey Wilma! Thanks for the comment! We haven’t had a chance to go yet, so I’m a bit cautious now about dropping money to go.
    However, I have also been to other new operations that were pretty bad upon initial startup that sort of balanced out (or became better) over time.

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