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Legoland Discovery Center

2475 Grand Blvd
Kansas City  Missouri  64108
United States
(816) 471-4386
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Jess Hoffert
Kids will have a blast at this highly interactive Lego playground featuring rides, a 4-D theater and incredible reconstructions of Kansas City landmarks.

Part of a new family-oriented approach to Kansas City's Crown Center, the Legoland Discovery Center provides hours of entertainment thrilling kids from preschool through about fourth grade. That said, there's an attraction here for everyone in the group. The experience begins with a fake representation of a working Lego factory. We were a bit disappointed that the place didn't show actual bricks being made, but our feelings quickly faded as we rode Kingdom Quest, a laser shooting ride winding its way through a castle. Each member of the party gets a gun to zap skeletons and other evil creatures before being photographed at the end. The photos are of course for sale afterward for a steep $11. From there, the experience branches out into multiple attractions targeted at different age groups. A 4-D theater includes an animated film adding effects like wind gusts as characters ride down the highway and water jets as a Lego figure wrestles with a fire hose. Kids can test their own creations and send them down ramps at Lego Racers Build and Test while toddlers get their own play area featuring oversized Duplo bricks. The ticket prices can get a bit high for an entire family ($19 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-12). We recommend booking online for a discounted rate and less of a wait at the entrance. Waits to get in can be more than an hour long on summer weekends.

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