We finally got to experience Legoland in Boston! More specifically, the Legoland Discovery Center Boston, which is located in the Assembly Square shopping center in Somerville, MA. With free parking and lots of retails shops, it is a fun day destination.
Legoland Discovery Center Boston Review
When we first arrived, we got our tickets and then took the elevator to the second floor. On the second floor, we entered into a holding area where there was a welcome movie and interactive stations that the kids loved. Then we walked into the main part of Legoland Boston. In here, you can immediately get in the que for a ride called Kingdom Quest (not a long ride, but cute) or go right into Legoland.
Before you walk into the MiniLand area, the first part of Legoland, you can stop and purchase a picture from the ride. The MiniLand area was the best! All of us loved looking at the Boston landmarks. There are lots of interactive points, and the area even went from day to night.
The day we went, it was Lego Star Wars Days, and there were fun placements of various Star Wars mini figure characters and Lego Star Wars vehicles. We even got to meet Darth Vader himself! The main part of Legoland Discovery Center Boston is comprised of a cafe, a playspace for kids 36 inches to 48 inches tall, a place space for kids 2-5 years of age called Duplo Village, and the construction zone where kids can build and/or race vehicles.
On the outskirts of the main area is a merry-go-round kind of ride called Merlin's Apprentice, a movie theatre showing a 4D Lego themed movie (it was actually very good!!), and an area for called Lego Ninjago where kids can go through a stealth tunnel.
Legoland Discovery Center Parking
The website suggests allowing about 2-3 hours to explore Legoland Discovery Center Boston and we found that to be accurate. Parking was easy. There were two garages with complimentary parking and it wasn't a far walk from the garage to Legoland. There is metered street parking too.
As I mentioned before, there is a Cafe within Legoland Boston since outside food and drinks are not allowed, but there are lots of restaurants in the area to grab a bite before or after you go to Legoland. The most family friendly one is Outback Steakhouse, in my opinion.
How to Go and When to Go
Legoland Discovery Center Boston is also accessible via the Orange Line and is a quick walk from the T station. There is a Lego store on the first floor of the Discovery Center. You can avoid it on the way out if you push the right floor button. To be honest, there is not much product there so if you are looking for robust product selection, then the Natick store at the Natick Mall is probably better.
The weekends are the busiest. Especially since when we were there since there were birthday parties and extra attendance due to the Lego Star Wars Days, but we still found it easy to navigate and didn't have to wait too long for anyone thing. I suppose the only issue is that the place was in a bit disarray with Lego pieces all over the floor and a lot of pieces missing from bins. But workable to still be able to enjoy ourselves.
My kids are 3 and 6 and it is was the first time we felt like we could enjoy the space for the ticket price. If you feel like you would attend a couple of times year, the best thing to do is purchase an annual pass for adults as the cost can be about $100 for a family of four for one visit vs. around $280 for a family of four for unlimited admissions for 12 months. Plus, it would be fun to attend all of the special themed weekends, like the Lego Star Wars days we attended.
Have any questions about the Legoland Discovery Center Boston? Leave a comment below and I'll try to answer!
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