A Full Review of Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia: An Indoor Legoland Experience for the Whole Family
Do you have a child in your family that loves playing with LEGO or duplos? Our son has been playing with Duplos and now LEGO since he was the age of 2. It’s amazing to see him build structures, come up with his own creations and act out various scenes with fire trucks, police cars and recently a space shuttle!
The Legoland Discovery Center in Philadelphia is the perfect place to visit. It is a Legoland Indoor Playground with 10 different areas to build, experiment, design and play located in the Plymouth Meeting Mall.
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The LEGO Discovery Center Pennsylvania opened in Spring 2017 and it has been a wonderful addition for LEGO fans. Located 3 hours North of DC, 2 hours North of Baltimore and 30 minutes outside Philadelphia, it delights LEGO lovers with a Indoor LEGO Playground.
My son and I spent 5 hours inside the Legoland Philly location and we will share all the tips and tricks to making sure you have the perfect day and get the most out of your ticket purchase.
Arrival and Entrance: Legoland PA is located inside the Plymouth Meeting Mall about 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Park near the California Pizza Kitchen, walk into Entrance 4 and then down one level to the Legoland Discovery entrance. You can’t miss it, it’s right across from the carousel.
Legoland Hours and Prices: You can pre-purchase your tickets online and either print or save in a digital format. Then you’ll just scan your tickets and enter. Be sure to check for Legoland Discovery Center Coupons Here.
- $29.95 for a standard ticket (at the door)
- Save up to $10 by booking online
- $37.95 for a flexi ticket if you aren’t sure which day you want to visit (only available online)
- $69.95 for an annual pass
Legoland Discovery Center Hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 10 am-7 pm
- Friday-Saturday: 10 am – 7:30 pm
- Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Legoland Discovery Center: Once inside you’ll be in a large indoor area with multiple zones. You’ll have a chance to purchase the photo taken from the ride or head into the different themed areas. We will discuss them in a clockwise manner
Ninjago: Test your reactions and see how fast you can hit the lights, train as a Ninja warrior inside the interactive laser training area and add new creations in the building zone.
Parents, try your hand at a game of checkers near the building zone. There is plenty of seating nearby while the kids play.
Lastly, build a creation and race it down the zip lines to see who wins.
Legoland Philadelphia Miniland: Discover all the fun in this recreation of Philadelphia! Built with nearly 1.5 million LEGO bricks, it’s a fun place for a scavenger hunt. Be sure to check out all the interactive buttons to make construction workers pound cement, drive boats and turn lights on and make minifigures move.
Be sure to visit during daytime and nighttime to discover all the fun elements of Miniland. The fireworks display is a fun treat.
Duplo: The perfect area for beginning builders. Build tall castle walls with the flexible foam blocks or add fun elements to the Duplo Christmas tree. There is plenty of places to “free build” and lots of cars and trucks.
A fun slide sits in the middle for more fun for little ones that aren’t old enough for the pirate playground.
Creative Workshop: Looking for some unique ways to build, keep an eye out for the scheduled openings at the Creative workshop. The classes vary, so feel free to ask before you join.
During our visit, an instruction gave us special brickpaper for our 2D mosaic design. It’s a fun way to learn about mosaics and the classes are taught step by step.
The creative workshops vary, but ours was best for ages 4+. Be sure to arrive at the beginning of the class time. No entries are allowed once the class begins. We had to wait a few times because we always seemed to wander past in the middle of a class. Classes run every 45 minutes.
LEGO friends: Hang out with your favorite friends in this fun building area. LEGO friends was created as a girls options, but we saw plenty of boys and girls enjoying the fun building zone.
Arctic World: Another fun an interactive area with brick building. Check out the screens with instructions on how to build three fun winter creatures! There is also a Duplo block crush center in the corner and a fun massive LEGO Polar Bear!
LEGO Theme Park 4D Theater: located to the far right of the Legoland Discovery Center is the 4D theater. They play at least two movies throughout the day, so you shouldn’t have to wait long for one. We saw LEGO City and it was a cute film. Be prepared to get a bit wet with light spray.
NOTE: Not suitable for babies. One person per seat.
Build Challenge Center under the Round Top: This is where all the special events take place! Everything from character meets, dance parties, scavenger hunts and building challenges. Participate and you’ll be rewarded with fun little gifts. The schedule is limited Monday-Friday.
Enhance your Legoland Adventure: Purchase the activity pack either as you enter or from the restaurant. You can complete various activities around the Legoland Discovery Center and stamp your pack as you complete them.
- What is the Legoland Discovery Center? It is an indoor LEGO experience with building zones, soft play climbing zones, 4D theaters and plenty of fun for all ages.
- How long do families stay at LEGO Discovery Center PA? It depends on how much your kids love LEGO and how much time you have. We spent the entire day at the Legoland Discovery Center and had a blast! But the Legoland Discovery Center recommends at least 2-3 hours.
- Does the restaurant have options for vegetarians? Yes, they have a veggie sandwich, cheese pizza, hummus, fruit cups, applesauce and other snacks.
- Is it worth the Legoland ticket cost? I think so, especially if you decide to spend the day here exploring. With dozens of building zones, fun events throughout the day, indoor soft play zone, a 4D theater and more, there is plenty to do.
- Where are some other Legoland locations? There are only two Legoland Theme Parks in the US located in Orlando, Florida and near San Diego, California. (New York opens Spring 2020). Want to read about visiting Legoland Florida? Check out my post with all sorts of great information. There are 13 Legoland Discovery Center Locations throughout the US and one in Canada. Check out the LEGO Discovery Land website for more details on specific locations.
- Where is Legoland Plymouth Meeting PA located? The Philadelphia location for the Discovery Center is located inside the Plymouth Meeting Mall in Pennsylvania. I recommend parking near the California Pizza Kitchen, entering by Entrance 4 and then heading down the escalator to the entrance.
Tips for the perfect day:
- Pre-purchase your tickets for quick admission.
- Arrive early to find parking and be one of the first inside the center.
- Take your time to explore! There is more than meets the eye. We visited sections multiple times.
- Play with your kids!
- Check the screen under the round top.
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Living in DC, the closest Legoland Theme Park is in Florida (which you can read about by clinking on the link), so it was nice to have an option to enjoy playing with LEGO’s in Philadelphia. With so many family friendly things to see and do in Philly and just outside, the Legoland Discovery Center PA is the perfect location.
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