7 Best Reasons to Visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with Kids

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Looking for a family friendly attraction in Phoenix? There are 7 reasons to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Arizona.
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Did you know LEGOLAND Discover Centers are not only located in Florida and California? Multidimensional SheBuysTravel and her family frequently visit the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center.  Here are 7 best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids!

There are several reasons to visit the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids, including MINILAND.
There are several reasons to visit the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids, including MINILAND. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel

7 Best Reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with Kids

1. The Rides
2. The LEGO 4D Cinema
3. MINILAND
4. The LEGO DUPLO Farm
5. The LEGO Racers
6. The LEGO City:  Play Zone
7. The Factory Tour

Looking for a family-friendly attraction near Phoenix, Arizona?  While most people are familiar with the LEGOLAND theme parks in California and Florida, many people don’t realize that there are also a limited number of LEGOLAND Discovery Centers located in major cities of the United States.

I am extremely happy there is a LEGOLAND in Phoenix, Arizona.  It is perfect for a wide range of ages – from toddlers to preschoolers, to tweens.  My preschooler loves all the different exhibits and interactive stations at the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center.  As a result, there are 7 best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Center with kids!

*SheBuysTravel TipVisit earlier in the day.  As the day progresses, the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center becomes more crowded.

1. The Rides

One of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids?  The rides!  The Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center has two rides:  the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride and Merlin’s Apprentice Ride.  My son likes Merlin’s Apprentice Ride more, mostly because as you pedal, the ride goes higher and higher.  I personally like the Laser Ride more because it is more interactive.

The Kingdom Quest Ride is one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids.
The Kingdom Quest Ride is one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel

2. The LEGO 4D Cinema

We also really enjoy the movie theater, which plays different LEGO movies in 4D. We always make sure to watch at least one movie when we visit. Some of the movies include Legends of Chima, NEXO Knight, and the LEGO Movie: A New Adventure. We enjoy the movies because they have fun special effects, like wind blowing and water spraying the audience members as well as raindrops during certain scenes.

The LEGO 4D Cinema is also one of the 7 best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids.
The LEGO 4D Cinema is also one of the 7 best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel

3. MINILAND

MINILAND is a separate area in the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center, modeled after Phoenix and the state of Arizona as a whole.  Some of the LEGO sets include Sky Harbor Airport, Downtown Phoenix, the Grand Canyon, Tempe, and the University of Phoenix Stadium.  The sets are not only very detailed since they are made with LEGOS, but they are also educational for kids.  My favorite part of MINILAND is the area that is western themed, from cowboys, to horses, to cactus.

The Arizona-themed MINILAND is one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids.
The Arizona-themed MINILAND is one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel

4. The LEGO DUPLO Farm

Another area in the LEGOLAND in Phoenix, Arizona is the LEGO DUPLO Farm.  This is an area that especially the toddlers and preschool-aged children will enjoy.  The LEGOS are larger in this area, making it easier for younger children to build.  There is also a slide and a cow (that is not real) that kids can sit on.  For the longest time, my son’s favorite song was Old Mac Donald Had a Farm so he definitely enjoys this particular area.

The Duplo Farm is one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids.
The Duplo Farm is one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel

5. The LEGO Racers

There is also a separate area where children, with the help of their parents, can build race cars out of LEGOS.  They then can race other cars down the ramps.  This is another favorite – for both my husband and our son.

The LEGO Racer is also one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids.
The LEGO Racer is also one of the best reasons to visit Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center with kids. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel

6. The LEGO City:  Play Zone

Another area that my son really likes at the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the LEGO City:  Play Zone.  The play zone is basically a big jungle gym.  My son could easily spend his whole time in the play zone.

The Play Zone is a lot of fun for older children.
The Play Zone is a lot of fun for older children. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel

7. The Factory Tour

The factory tour is the first attraction guests will experience at the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center.  There, children can take a virtual tour of a LEGO factory as well as create their own LEGO figure.  Once the tour is over, children are handed a brick as a souvenir.

The Factory Tour is interactive, not to mention children will enjoy bringing home a souvenir.
The Factory Tour is interactive, not to mention children will enjoy bringing home a souvenir. Photo credit: Kristi Mehes / Multidimensional SheBuysTravel.

While the Arizona LEGOLAND Discovery Center is fun to tour year round, it’s especially nice to visit in the summer when temperatures reach triple digits!

3 responses


  1. Wow, this Legoland sounds so much fun. The amenities are great and ideal for family bonding. I’m sure the kids will love to visit here. Thanks for sharing this place and giving us more reasons on why we should check it out.

  2. Fun to learn the details, and visualize a visit.

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