When you have kids, you have to answer the age-old question of deciding where you can vacation that is kid friendly without boring you and the other adults in your party to absolute tears. That can sometimes be a challenge. After all, the things that most adults find enjoyable aren't exactly fun for a two year old. By the same token, most of the things that make a two-year-old squeal with delight makes adults squeal for an entirely different reason. If you've been searching, you might have run across a place called Legoland in New York. Perhaps you've been wondering whether or not it's worth a visit. If the question has been on your mind, then you've come to the right place because here, you can learn everything there is to know about Legoland New York and whether or not you should spend your money there.
What Is It?
Just as the name implies, Legoland New York is a theme park that is essentially built on the idea of Legos, the toys that virtually all kids love to play with and all the adults dread stepping on. The park sits on about 500 acres, although the attractions themselves only cover about 150 acres of that space. All in all, there are seven different themes in Legoland New York, sort of like the different themes that you might see at Disney World. Those themes include Lego Pirates, Miniland, Lego City, Lego Castle, Lego Ninjago World, Bricktopia and finally, Brick Street. If you are curious, the overwhelming majority of attractions located there do indeed look like giant Lego toys. If your kids absolutely love playing with Legos, they would probably be over the moon with the idea of visiting this park. After all, practically everything there is associated with Legos. In fact, it's sort of like being in a giant world full of Legos where you almost feel like you're in one of those movies where you have been shrunken down to the size of an ant and everything is infinitely times larger than you are. As a result, it's sort of like living in your own little Lego world for a while. That's why your kids are probably going to go crazy over it. The question is, is it something that you can enjoy or are you going to end up counting down the minutes until you can get out of there?
Will You Love it or Hate It?
How will the entire family feel about a trip to Legoland New York? That is the million-dollar question, isn't it? They have a lot of attractions there, but the overwhelming majority of it is geared toward kids, as you might have already guessed. There are shows, tons of rides and different attractions that they change out from time to time. There is even a resort where you can stay overnight, all of it geared toward kids. They have a lot of fun things to do like treasure hunts that occur nightly inside each room, as well as themed rooms. They offer free breakfast, which is always a good idea if you plan on walking around the park all day long. After all, there's nothing worse than toting around a hungry, cranky child unless you're toting around a hungry, cranky child in a bustling park and your feet are already hurting when you're only two hours into an eight hour day. Adults need their energy, too, so the free breakfast definitely helps. One of the big benefits of staying at the resort is that kids get to stay in their own rooms while adults have an opportunity to have a little alone time.
The rooms for the kids are geared toward kids and they're both safe and fun. In addition, it means that the adults can kick back and relax a little bit too as opposed to having to chaperone the kids 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The park itself might be a bit of a different story. It's not that there's anything wrong with it. In fact, it's loads of fun, if you're a kid. However, it may not be so interesting if you're an adult. That's because almost all of the attractions are geared toward children, as are the rides. In fact, it's almost impossible to find a ride that the entire family can enjoy. The same is true for many of the attractions. There's just not a lot there for adults to enjoy. If you're a big kid at heart, you might get a kick out of the attractions and you'll probably enjoy some of the shows. That said, you still won't be able to go on most of the rides, if any. At the end of the day, it sort of depends on whether or not you can let your inner child come out for a while and just enjoy the day as opposed to wishing you were somewhere else. Your kids, on the other hand, will probably love it and be begging you to bring them back at every opportunity.
How Much Does it Cost?
Any type of theme park is going to cost a little bit of money. You already know that going in. If you're an adult and you want to buy a day pass to get into Legoland New York, you're looking at spending about $80. You get a $10 discount if you're buying a ticket for a kid that is between 2 and 12 years of age or if you have an older person in your party who is 60 years or older. Anyone younger than two gets in for free. That may not sound like a bargain to you, but it's actually more affordable than a lot of other theme parks out there. If you're not convinced, check on a park like Disney World and see how much that would cost you to take the entire family. You'll probably come running back to Legoland New York with a big smile on your face. It's also worth noting that if you purchase tickets online, you get a slight discount. It's not a lot, only a few dollars in fact. However, every little bit helps so if you're looking for a way to save a few dollars, that's one way that you can do exactly that. At the end of the day, Legoland New York is probably worth the visit, especially if you have kids that have grown up around Legos and are absolutely in love with them. You may or may not have the greatest time of your life, but there is a better than average chance that your kids will fall in love with the place. Isn't that what it's all about, after all?
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