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“Not what we expected”

LEGOLAND Discovery Center
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US$17.98*
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City Admission Ticket
Ranked #26 of 157 things to do in Kansas City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 18 August 2014

For the amount of "outside" production as there is, once you are inside it's a bit of a downer. Once you are in they take the obligatory group photo to bottleneck the amount of people flooding in at once. After they TRY to start out with some education as to how LEGOS are made, but they QUICKLY give up on that and let you go do whatever.

There is of coarse a lot of LEGO models displayed, and they are very unique and very cool! However there really isn't any organization to the place. Is basically becomes a free for all with kids running and screaming everywhere. There are a couple rides, but nothing better than a local carnival or fair. Also they have a play area with tubes, ladders, ropes, etc and the kids love it, but it has ZERO to do with LEGOS.

There are "discovery" stations around that are intended to be educational. Like building cars and testing then on a track, but that becomes free for all.

Basically the place doesn't really earn the name LEGOLAND. There is very little inside that you don't get other places. The LEGO models and exhibits are very cool, but not sure it's worth the price and wait.

Go to the aquarium, it's worth it.

Thank Eeviac
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had to wait in an extremely long line to enter this attraction -- in fact we stood in line longer than it took us to actually make our way through LEGOLAND itself, which was rather disappointing. I thought it would be much larger than what it was and not geared quite so much to the toddler crowd. My 11-year-old is a huge Lego enthusiast and even he got bored there. The miniature scenes of downtown Kansas City, Star Wars and Wizard of Oz build out of Legos was truly the best part.

1  Thank Amy K
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Kristen K, General Manager at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City. I agree with you, waiting in a line that is longer than anticipated can be rather disappointing, especially when you have a LEGO enthusiast with you! I encourage you to visit our website on your next visit as it will give you the opportunity to pick an entry time slot that fits best into you and your family’s day. This is the only way for a guaranteed entry and to avoid the long General Admission line. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our STAR WARS exhibit and our Miniland display—they are “fan favorites” for sure. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us, they are appreciated.

Rosemary Waters
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Recently visited with 5 and 1 year old. Activities for younger children could be more directed. Color and noise kept the 1 year old entertained. Indoor play area for children only was totally unsupervised. 4 D movie held everyone's interest. Adults enjoyed displays of KC sites.

Don't waste your money on the $4 Activity Pack. Most of the stamp stations don't work and disappointed 5 year old.

1  Thank Barbandjerronthego
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I'll admit the kids loved this but it really is just multiple small rooms with different themed legos you can play with. The introductory "shoot em up" laser tag ride was fun. The 2nd ride had a long line with only one person working and it should have had 3 to keep up with the flow. The movie was the high point so don't miss that if you go. Also, bring socks if your kid wants to go into the big climbing area (or they sell them for$2 in the cafe).

1  Thank Dan-STL
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

My 11-year-old son and I visited during a stopover in Kansas City. He is a Lego fanatic and, as expected, he couldn't get enough of LegoLand.

The first station in LegoLand is the factory. This had the potential to be a neat learning opportunity but it was so dumbed down that it was a disappointing start. BUT, it got better from there. The two rides were cute and fun for both of us. MiniLand was a very impressive layout of Kansas City's standout buildings and sights plus a Wizard of Oz vignette.

The build-and-race area was a huge hit with parents and kids; giving the kids a chance to build race cars of their own design then try them out on various tracks. After watching design weaknesses in their cars, they could adjust the designs and race as many times as they wished.

The 4D movies were great fun with very realistic 4D effects. We particularly loved the snow! There are four different movies (about 15 minutes each) and we sat through three of them.

LegoLand was clean and well-maintained with very friendly staff. The three improvements I would like to see are (1) more details in the Factory section (i.e. photos & video of actual production facilities, more detailed explanations of manufacturing process), (2) an area focused on the Lego Technic line, and (3) more comfortable seating for parents to use while the children play with Legos in the various building areas.

All-in-all, I am glad that we visited LegoLand but one visit is enough unless they add Lego Technics to the lineup. The addition of Lego Technics would increase the age range appeal for this attraction beyond the current target of 3-12 year-olds . My son loved it even without the Technics line up that he is so focused on these days. Plan to spend 3-4 hours if your kids are Lego fans.

Thank petersse
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Kristen K, Manager at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your son had a great time during your recent visit and that you were able to explore all of our great attractions during your visit. We have to agree with you that our 4-D theater and our Build and Test areas are especially great areas to explore during your visit, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour through our Kansas City Miniland. We appreciate your feedback regarding your visit, it is through information provided by our valuable guests that we continue to improve. We hope that your family will join us again soon.

Thank you,
Guest Relations Team

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