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Mar 18, 2016

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan - The Ultimate Indoor LEGO Playground: Sneak Peek #LDCMichigan


LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is opening soon, just a few days away.  Are you excited?  Want to see what they have to offer?  We were able to visit Wednesday during their Media preview event and we all had so much fun.


If you haven't heard, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan took over the old Jeepers space at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets last year.  The location is perfectly situated in District 6, by the food court and not too far from Merlin Entertainment's other attraction at GLC, Sea Life.  


LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is a 32,000 square-foot indoor LEGO® attraction where kids can spend hours creating, learning, playing and having fun.  The theme park features 10 different attractions and opens on Friday, March 25, 2016.

Insider Tip: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan has only one entrance, and is only accessible from inside the mall near the food court. 
When you enter, you will be instructed to stand on a colored dot in the waiting room for the LEGO® Factory (light blue circle on the map)  This is an interactive movie will show you how LEGO® bricks are made, including how they get their shape and color! Don't worry about what color you get, each experience offers the same opportunities at each station.  


The Kingdom Quest Laser Ride (big dark blue rectangle on the map) offers guests the experience of riding in a chariot and using their laser to zap the bad guys away in attempt to rescue the princess. The kids all loved this ride and asked to go again.

Insider Tip: Do you have children that want to ride, but you can't (or don't want to)?  Wait in line, then tell the employee.  They will provide an adult for you (an employee) to ride with your children, so your children don't have to miss out.


The Merlin's Apprentice Ride (green circle on the map) is a wizard themed indoor ride that encourages guests to pedal as fast as they can to see how high they can get.

Insider Tip: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan has only one entrance/exit.  Once you enter the main play area, the only exit is buy the Merlin's Apprentice ride.  This makes it easier to keep track of your children while they play. 


The LEGO® DUPLO® Farm (large green rectangle on the map) is the perfect place for younger guests to explore.  There's a ring filled with DUPLO® bricks and another with larger bricks and a super fun house and slide.



Guests can have an opportunity to meet all their favorite LEGO® Friends which is right next to the LEGO® DUPLO® Farm. Lifesized LEGO® figures are available for photo ops, while a whole city is provided for children to let their imagination soar.




LEGO® Racers: Build & Test (black/red/gray square on the map) allows guests to build their own vehicle and test it on the ramps.  Builders can make modifications and try to make their creation faster.   You can even time its speed on the test track which records the time to the hundredth of a second.



Earthquake tables allow guests to test their buildings against the forces of nature.  Build a tower, then turn on the machine and watch the platform shake, turn up the forces for a even stronger earthquake.  

Insider Tip: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan hosts free Wifi for its customers. 


The LEGO® 4D Cinema (blue/yellow square on the map) takes the 3D experience to a new level by adding wind, rain, snow, lightning to the movie. 

Insider Tip: The restrooms and water fountain are located between the Cinema and Earthquake table.  There's even a single stall available for families, those who need handicap access, or a changing table for infants/toddlers. 


The LEGO® City: Play Zone (yellow/gray/red square on the map) offers children (up to 56" the opportunity to burn off some extra energy in this indoor play zone featuring the LEGO® Fire Academy and LEGO® Construction Site. The structure offers climbing walls, slides and a jungle gym and much more.

Insider Tip: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan requires that children wear socks when playing on the soft play structure, LEGO City.  


Insider Tip: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan has a quite room located between the party room and the soft play structure.  This room is available for breastfeeding mothers, children who need to take a break from the action or adults who would like to chat while the kids play. 

Visitors can learn how to create LEGO® models from the experts in the LEGO® Model Builder Academy (green floor, yellow circle table on the map).  Guests that attend the workshops will have the opportunity to learn building tips and secrets from the Master Model Builder.

Insider Tip: Keep coming back to find out more top building secrets and to create great LEGO® models to take home! {there may be a small charge to take home models created in the Model Builder Academy}

The Cafe will offer healthy food and snack options for guests who need to take a break from all the fun.  Annual Pass Members will receive a 20% discount on Cafe purchases.


Twenty builders spent about six months and used over 1.5 million LEGO® bricks to create the infamous MINILAND Detroit (light blue rectangle on the map).  More than 50 landmarks, including Comerica Park, The Renaissance Center, Fox Theatre, the People Mover are made entirely out of LEGO® bricks. 

Insider Tip: If you spend some time in the Detroit Miniland Exhibit you will see day, night and fireworks. Also, there are many interactive components to keep the kids entertained. 


Insider Tip: Get your tickets online to guarantee your entry on your chosen day and time.  

Daily tickets are available online.
Ticket Prices: (at time of publication)
Ages under 3: FREE
3 and up: $23.50
Individual Annual Pass: $75
Adults must be accompanied by a child to enter. 

Admission hours:
10am - 7pm Monday - Saturday (Open until 9pm)
10am - 4pm Sunday (Open until 6pm)

See many more images of our experience in our photo gallery.

Insider Tip: Want to visit without the kids? Adult Night is hosted every last Thursday of the month from 7-9pm 

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5 comments :

  1. I would never go at those prices! We have 4 kids! Just doesn't seem right to me. The Sea Life aquarium is the same situation. Sad that they are excluding larger families and even lower income families.

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    1. Membership would be cheaper then for larger families and you can go over and over

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  2. I totally agree! We can't afford that with just 2 kids! It's terrible.

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  3. So do parents get charged admission as well? It doesn't say just ages 3 and up. That is crazy expensive and I would never be able to bring my kids there for that price.

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  4. Yes, parents have to pay as well. Think of it like an amusement park... tix for Cedar Point, Disney, a big waterpark, etc run as much, if not more. This is not the same as visiting an indoor gym or play center.

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