Our Trip to Legoland at Grapevine Mills – Frugal Novice

Our Trip to Legoland at Grapevine Mills

If you didn’t already know it, our family is, um, kind of a LEGO family. Brian grew up playing with them (and still has all of his bricks from childhood) and now the boys love them too. I love the creativity they instill, even if I’m not that great at building things! Anyway, a couple of years ago we had the chance to visit Legoland in Schaumburg and had a lot of fun. C was only a few months old, so he missed out on the fun. Now there’s one in Grapevine, so we decided we needed to go sometime soon.

It ended up working out that we were able to surprise the boys with a visit to Legoland on Easter – they loved it! Our timing probably wasn’t the best, because it was really crowded and we had to do a LOT of waiting around (not so fun with a 2 & 3-year-old). Regardless, it was still a great time overall.

There was this giant minifig (giantfig?) out in the waiting area, and since we were out there about 15 minutes waiting to get in the boys entertained themselves with riding his bike.

We got to see LEGO DFW, including the Stockyards, airport and more. The boys’ favorite part by far was the train. They thought it was cool seeing Great Wolf Lodge, too (they still talk about that trip)!

Brian snapped this next photo of C playing, and it’s my favorite one from the trip:

Giant stack of LEGOs! We wish we could have some like this at our house but apparently they’re hard to come by:

J & I went on a ride where we “flew” – here he is pre-flight (don’t worry, I buckled him in!):

He loved it!

Afterward we had to make a stop in the LEGO store, of course. C was in love with the pick-a-brick wall and kept pacing back and forth along it, looking at all of the colors.

We did some damage in the store, but I left with three very happy guys so I guess it was worth it. :)

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  • Amanda April 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    So glad you guys had a great time!!! Can’t wait to see you today…in um…20 minutes, lol! ;)

  • Jennifer April 26, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Looks like fun! We tried to go on Saturday but there was a 2 hour wait to get in!!! WHAT?!?! Needless to say we did not wait. I would recommend to anyone trying to go that you pre order tickets. They have 2 lines – one for walk ups and 1 for annual pass/pre orders. They let five pass/pre order groups go through and then 1 walk up group. It would save lots of time to pre order. Wish we would have known that before we went!!

    • Christi April 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Oh my WORD, that’s crazy! We went back to Grapevine Mills today briefly and the place looked empty. Guess it’s all in the timing!

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim) April 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Oh how neat! My kids would love that!

  • Alice C. April 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Oh how fun! Glad to see your kiddos had such a great time.

  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb April 28, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Look at his huge smile!! You can tell he had a BLAST! I love those huge legos, I have never seen them that big! I wish we had a LEGO land here. I bet my son would just have as much fun as yours did :)

  • eva k. May 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    adorable! :]

    There is a legoland in california, but I am too old and can’t go on a lot of rides . :'[ I wish I was a kid again. I love legoland. haha