Insiders Guide to LEGOLAND San Antonio

April 26, 2022

Rugged Texan charm, mouthwatering BBQ, and the Alamo have all made San Antonio a must-visit locale. But did you know that Mission City is home to much more than Spanish Colonial attractions?

Prepare for a day of family-friendly amusement when you head to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio. 

Follow along as we dive into everything you need to know about LEGOLAND San Antonio.

Located in downtown San Antonio, this oasis of plastic play is perfect for children of all ages. Sneak in a screening at the LEGO 4D cinema, conjure spells to come to Merlin’s aid, or zap sneaky skeletons to earn points. 

Millions of bricks and over 12 rides and attractions come together to make LEGOLAND Discovery Center the most awesome escape yet!

About LEGOLAND San Antonio

10 LEGO Play Zones, jaw-dropping Miniland creations, and a Virtual Reality* racing experience await budding builders at LEGOLAND San Antonio. This educational and entertaining indoor attraction is ideal for children ages 3-10.

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Step into this paradise of play conveniently located inside the Shops at the Rivercenter, just moments away from the famous San Antonio Riverwalk. The Discovery Center, which has been described as a mini version of the beloved LEGOLAND theme parks, features 30,000 square feet of awesome imagination.

Snap a selfie with a Ninjago warrior, learn secret tips from master builders, or pedal an enchanted cart with Merlin. To squeeze out every last bricktacular surprise from LEGOLAND San Antonio, we recommend budgeting at least 2-3 hours for your Discover Center visit. 

family on board interactive Kingdom Quest ride at Legoland San Antonio, Texas, USA

photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center (San Antonio) via FacebookOLAND

LEGOLAND San Antonio Tickets and Passes

Can’t wait to start crafting your LEGO creations? The first step to kicking off your day of imagination and brick building is pre-purchasing your LEGOLAND San Antonio tickets.

Buying your tickets ahead of time not only saves you money but guarantees you and your family entry to the Discovery Center on the day of your visit. Looking to add a splash of aquatic adventure to your LEGOLAND day?

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You can even combine your LEGOLAND Discovery Center tickets with admission to SEA LIFE San Antonio for a full day of marine marvels:

General Admission LEGOLAND San Antonio Tickets

Legoland Discovery Center + Sea Life Aquarium Tickets

Just having too much fun with Benny, Emmet, and the entire LEGO movie gang? If you foresee your little ones clamoring for even more LEGOLAND time in the future, why not upgrade to an annual pass?

Explore the immersive rides, movies, and creativity of LEGOLAND Discovery Center year-round when you become an Annual Pass holder. 

Annual pass holders can enjoy incredible perks such as:

  • Unlimited Admission to LEGOLAND San Antonio for 12 Months
  • 10% off Birthday Parties
  • 10% off select items in our LEGO Shop
  • 20% off in our Coffee Shop & Cafe
  • Access to exclusive members-only events
  • Express entry via the priority entrance

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Ready to secure a full year of LEGOLAND trips? Simply see a LEGOLAND staff member on the day of your visit to upgrade your General Admission ticket to an Annual or Annual Combo Pass.

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

photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center (San Antonio) via Facebook

LEGOLAND App

Are you wondering how to eek even more awesome out of your LEGOLAND San Antonio visit? Enhance your Discovery Center experience when you download the handy LEGOLAND mobile App.

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Perfect for planners, this free interactive app allows you to build a bricking great day. Utilize the interactive map, take part in scavenger hunts, or keep track of your many Minifigure trades.

The App is also the best way to stay abreast of the latest LEGO news, special events, and discounts. 

Can’t Miss Attractions

Don’t miss a moment of brick-fueled excitement when you stop by the Discovery Center. From meeting your favorite LEGO movie characters to soaring sky high with Merlin, there are endless ways to immerse yourself in the magic of LEGOS. 

Follow along to uncover the can’t miss rides, attractions, and additional experiences of LEGOLAND San Antonio:

Kingdom Quest 

Calling all competitive types! Try to beat your high score as you zap away beastly trolls and skeletons to save the fair princess on this Medieval ride.

Miniland

1.5 Million bricks come together in complete harmony to create dazzling recreations of the Alamo City. Scope out the San Antonio Riverwalk, spot the giant Tower of the Americas, or search for mischievous Minifigures hanging out in the Alamodome!

miniature city made out of lego bricks on display at Legoland Miniland in Legoland San Antonio, Texas, USA

photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center (San Antonio) via Facebook

LEGO 4D Cinema 

Jump inside the action of the silver screen when you squeeze in a showing at the LEGO 4D Cinema. Sit back and relish supercharged effects like wind, snow, and rain as you watch any of the three featured LEGO movies.

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Merlin’s Apprentice Ride 

Wizards, spells, and potions, oh my! Keep your feet pedaling fast, as you’ll want to come to the aid of the most powerful sorcerer in the land. This thrilling ride will leave you on an enchanted high!

LEGO Racers Build & Test 

Rev those engines because it’s time to craft the speed demon of your dreams. Build a unique LEGO race car and then compete to see whose design will first whiz across the finish line. 

The Great LEGO® Race Virtual Reality Experience* 

leave the real world far behind when you embrace a new virtual reality in this epic LEGO experience. Strap on those goggles and jump into the craziest LEGO race of all. Daringly duck through lava caves, avoid high-speed crashes, and feel the whole sensory vibrations of your moving chair.

*The Virtual Reality experience is not included with the price of your admission ticket and must be purchased separately. 

Food & Drink

All that high-flying pedaling leaving you hungry? Replenish your energy and excitement for even more brick building when you stop by the LEGO Cafe.

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While outside food and beverages are not permitted in LEGOLAND San Antonio, brick lovers of all ages can savor a variety of snacks and refreshing drinks at the onsite LEGO-themed eatery. Feast on fresh fruit, sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee, and more. 

entrance to Merlin's Apprentince Ride in Legoland Discovery Center San Antonio, Texas, USA

photo credit: Christina Nails via Facebook

What to Bring

Want to keep LEGO spirits high? Avoid any toddler tantrums or Minifigure meltdowns when you come prepared. Level up your day of Discovery Center activities and antics when you pack a bag complete with every last ‘must have’ item:

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

Just steps away from the brightly colored umbrellas of the San Antonio Riverwalks lies a universe of unbridled brick imagination. 

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Let little ones tap into their ingenuity when they experience the ultimate thrill of LEGOLAND San Antonio. 

This indoor LEGO-themed playground is overflowing with dynamic diversions for children of all ages. 

Unravel the teachings of the scroll when you watch the masterful martial arts of the LEGO Ninjago movie or listen up as master builders spill their well-honed tips and tricks. However you spend your day in this plastic paradise, you are guaranteed a lot of LEGO fun in the Lonestar state.

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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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