Three Kids and a Dog

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Trip to Legoland

A few weeks ago when the skies opened up and the rain came down in droves, we decided to take Austen to Legoland by Woodfield Mall. At first, I thought he might not be old enough yet but after reading a few reviews, I was satisfied that a toddler could have just as much fun there as someone who was four or five.

So off we went. When we first entered Legoland after paying, we were ushered off into a room that had a really elaborate Chicago Legoland. We saw Navy Pier and State Street and Tom took lots of pictures (I think he was more excited than Austen). We then went through a little jungle with lots of lifesize Legoland figures. After we got through the jungle, Austen got to play with huge, foam Legos. He loved stacking them up high.

Next came my favorite part of the whole day. We got on the Legoland ride through a dark cave and got to see many different Lego animals, people, etc. Austen was mesmerized. See photo below with his eyes wide open so we went twice.

After that Austen sat through a 13 minute Legoland movie. He sat on my lap the whole time and just absorbed the whole thing. Other kids cried when a big spider appeared on screen and the 3D glasses they gave us made it seem like it was coming towards us, but not Austen.

Next it was time for free play. Tom helped Austen build a Lego car to use on Legoland's many ramps but it was the big foam Legos that he could stack higher than himself that Austen really liked. At the end of the day, I wasn't sure who had more fun - Austen or his dad:)


  • I want to see what Tom was building!

    The ride sounds like Lego's version of It's a Small World.

    I guess we know what to get Austen for Christmas!!

    By Blogger Busy Mom, at 7:59 AM  

  • You know Tom had more fun. And Tom's already grooming Austen to take over the architecture biz. Nice.

    By Blogger Perry, at 7:54 AM  

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