Insider's Guide to LEGOLAND Discovery Center New York

May 12, 2022

Brick, brick, boom! Light the fire of creativity when you create the perfect brick* filled day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center New York.

Follow along as we spill the tea on everything you need to know about LEGOLAND Discovery Center New York.

Ride your chariot through the Medieval Kingdom as you seek to save the captured princess, or sit back for some LEGO movie shenanigans when you soak in a 4D Cinema screening. There's never a dull moment at LEGOLAND, from building master LEGO creations to being reunited with Benny and the entire LEGO gang.

Read on to discover how to eke out even more awesomeness from your LEGOLAND Discovery Center visit today.

*LEGO bricks are trademarks of the LEGO group

About LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Build, play, and laugh. Let your imagination run wild when you experience two stories of the ultimate indoor LEGO playground. Conveniently located in Yonkers, New York, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is less than an hour's drive from New York City. Embrace the quaint charm of Westchester County and the recently redone waterfront when you spend a day in this plastic paradise.

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An ideal attraction for children aged 3-10, LEGOLAND Discovery Center contains millions of LEGO bricks* and over 12 rides and attractions. Absorb expert advice from master builders, design your own dynamic LEGO race car, or peddle to the stars with Merlin. This immersive adventure provides equal parts education and entertainment, and we suggest budgeting at least 2-3 hours to soak in every last bricktacular moment. 

*LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure, DUPLO®, and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2020 The LEGO Group. DreamWorks Trolls World Tour © 2020 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

father and son building structure with lego in Duplo Village at Legoland Discovery Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center New York Tickets & Passes

Can’t wait to be reunited with Benny, Unikitty, and the entire LEGO movie gang? Prepare for endless amounts of LEGO play and passion by pre-purchasing your LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tickets. Spend your time marveling over Miniland creations, not waiting in line, when you buy your tickets online.

Purchasing tickets ahead of time guarantees you and your family entry on the day of your choosing.

Since LEGOLAND Discovery Center limits the number of visitors each day, this is the best way to ensure your entry.

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Think you’ll want to experience the thrill of Merlin’s Apprentice and Kingdom Quest again and again? For families that can’t get enough of the LEGO action, annual passes are a great option.

Annual pass holders can take advantage of amazing perks such as:

  • 40% off for friends and family who visit with you
  • 20% off LEGOLAND Birthday Parties
  • 10% off all LEGO® retail products in the gift shop
  • 10% off all food and beverages from the LEGO Cafe
  • And access to special events and offers!

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Ready for 365 days of LEGO fun? Simply see a LEGOLAND staff member on the day of your visit to upgrade your General Admission ticket to a Premium or Value Annual Pass!* 

*Booking terms may apply

row of seats of The Greay Lego Race Virtual Reality Experience ride at Legoland San Antonio, Texas, USA

photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center via Facebook


Discover every thrilling inch of LEGOLAND Discovery Center New York when you download the handy mobile app. Put the power of plastic in the palm of your hand when you enhance your visit with invaluable tips and tricks from the LEGOLAND Discovery Center app.

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Available for both Android and iPhones, this ingenious tool lets you customize and craft the ideal LEGO day. Keep track of your Minifigure trades, read up on LEGO build ideas, or participate in Scavenger hunts. In addition, the mobile app ensures you are the first to know about any bricktastic special events, news, or savings.

Can’t Miss Attractions

Sorcerers, valiant knights, and super speedy car chases, oh my! While we highly recommend checking out  every last LEGOLAND Discovery Center attraction, there’s no way you can miss the following brick filled thrills:

Miniland - Gaze in awe at a miniature version of the Big Apple when you spot the storied landmarks of Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Yankees Stadium at Miniland. From the lovingly recreated LEGO Statue of Liberty to the towering NYC skyscrapers, this plastic project took a team of 15 expert model builders over 5,000 hours to build.

Merlin’s Apprentice - Pump those feet and prepare to peddle to the heavens above as you rush in to aid the wise wizard Merlin. This family-friendly ride is full of magic potions, enchantments, and medieval whimsy. 

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Kingdom Quest -  Zap away on this spirited attraction that will have you conquering the most beastly foes of the royal kingdom. Make sure your aim is true, as you will need to collect as many points as possible to rescue the Princess. 

LEGO 4D Cinema - Lights, camera, action! Sit back and relax as you witness the 4D magic of supercharged special effects and flying hotdogs. Giggle the day away as you take in featured flicks such as LEGO® City: Report For Duty™and The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure.

Close up of a mother and daughter on the Merlin’s Apprentice Ride at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA

photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center (Chicago) via Facebook

DUPLO Village -  Need a LEGO reprieve for the littlest builders in your party? Harness your imagination when you head to the bright and beautiful DUPLO village to create the LEGO masterpiece of your dreams. Play with big, soft bricks, spot exotic animals, and more!

LEGO Racers: Build & Test - got a need for speed? Challenge your friends to the ultimate race when you craft the perfect LEGO car. Be sure to ask a professional Playmaker for some secret tips on making your car zoom past the competition. 

The Great LEGO® Race Virtual Reality Experience - to enter a world of exhilaration, flying objects, and lava caves? Strap in for a wild ride when you navigate your brick-built vehicle through this virtual reality.

*The VR Experience is not included with a general admission ticket but can be added online or at the Admissions Desk

Food & Drink

Whether you’ve taken too many spins on Merlin’s Apprentice or have been working up a sweat styling the swiftest LEGO race car creation, you’re probably due for a snack break.

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While LEGOLAND Discovery Center New York does not allow outside food or beverages onto the premises, you can refuel at the LEGO-themed coffee shop and cafe.
Press pause on your day of plastic pleasure, and unwind with an ice-cold soft drink, fruit cup, or sandwich. 

Child and her dad high-fiving a LEGO Ninja at the Legoland Discovery Center in Chicago, Illinois

photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center via Facebook

What to Bring

Keep toddler tantrums at a minimum when you come completely prepared to LEGOLAND Discovery Center. 

Your day of epic awesomeness will kick off without a hitch when you pack a day bag with the following ‘must have’ items:

  • Portable phone charger
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A Minifigure to trade
  • Stroller (if required)

Nestled in the quaint countryside of Westchester County lies an oasis of imagination and make-believe. Tiny tots will be whisked away to a world of bricks and wonder when they enter LEGOLAND Discovery Center, New York.

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Try to spot mischievous Minifigures hanging out in Miniland, lend a hand to the all-powerful wizard Merlin. Or drill down on your driving skills with a virtual reality experience.

Children ages 3-10 will be in heaven as they navigate the antics of lovable LEGO movie world characters. Or test their flexibility with a NINJAGO reaction test.

Ready to kick-start your LEGO adventure? Book your next LEGOLAND Discovery Center New York visit now!

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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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