On the 4th of July, Mike, the trio, my mom, and I headed into the suburbs to check out Legoland. I wasn’t really sure what to expect – or if my kids would even be old enough to enjoy it – but it turns out they were a great age and had a lot of fun. Bo was the ideal Legoland participant as he loves Legos and it seemed perfect for his 4 1/2 year old attention span and interests. The girls did really well too, but if it was just them, I’d probably wait until they were closer to 4 to take them.
We entered to a Chicago scene made from Legos – complete with the Sears Tower and Navy Pier. Next was a jungle area with a tiger, monkeys, hippo, etc. The next area was a small ride – similar to the attractions at Disney but scaled towards the preschool level. Bigger kids would enjoy it too though. We headed upstairs for the “factory” tour that explains how Legos are made, and then watched two 4D mini-movies (11 minutes each) featuring Lego characters and designs. The play area was next with a large “Burger King like” play area, tons of Lego tables, Lego race tracks, and a pedal ride. While the trio was playing I signed us up for the mini-class to build a Lego cheeseburger. Of course, we stopped by the gift shop on the way out… Bo ended up with a vehicle set but Clara and Anna didn’t want Lego sets – Clara picked a purple purse and Anna picked a purple jewelry box. Ugh. When I was little I totally would have picked the Legos!
We timed everything perfectly. We pre-ordered our tickets online, arrived when the doors opened, and didn’t have to wait in line for anything. We managed to cover the entire place, going at our own pace (which isn’t fast) in just over two hours. We left there just after noon and headed to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. Yum. It was a fun 4th of July outing (air conditioned!) and everyone had fun.