On April 5th the Legoland California Resort opened the doors to the first LEGO themed Hotel in the Unied States. The morning started with an elaborate show incorporating characters from the park; an Adventurer rode in on a motorcyle, a Knight on horseback, and a Pirate rapelled from the roof~all as part of a skit to find the key to open the doors. It engaged even the littlest audience members and made the Grand Opening so exciting for this much anticipated Hotel. And with an explosion of Confetti, the doors Officially Opened and Guests were invited inside.
We had the oportunity to take a look around and let me tell you~it is AWESOME! I brought my littlest Media Members along with me to show you just how much fun it is.
LEGO details and creative thought from the child’s persepective went into every aspect of this building. At the entrance you are met with a Giant LEGO Dragon. I’ve been told that the Dragon alone consists of over 400,000 LEGO bricks! Throughout the Hotel you will find over 3,500 LEGO sculptures and each room has 8 of their own.
Travel with young children is often challenging, but this Hotel was built just for them. From the moment you step into the Lobby the children will be entertained and there is NO way you will hear the words “Im Bored”! While checking in, the kids can enjoy the LEGO sculptures, checkout the mini figures behind the counter, play in one of the giant Lego pits, or explore the Pirate Ship play area.
The Legoland Hotel has 250 room and each is designed after one of the three most popular lines of Lego toys; Kingdom, Adventure, and Pirate. When booking your stay you may choose which theme you would like. Upon arrival at the Hotel, the kids will receive instructions to a treasure hunt (that ought to keep them busy while Mom and Dad unload) to explore the room. We toured the Kingdom room (Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to head to the other rooms) and it was seriously COOL! There is a large bed for the Parents and a separate sleeping area for the kiddos. The kids space is equipped with it’s own TV that only plays kids channels, along with bunk beds, and a trundle. So yes, even those families like ours with 3 kids can all have plenty of space in ONE room.
Once you’re settled in, be sure to check out the Bricks Family Restaurant for dinner. Complete with LEGO models, tables covered with coloring sheets, and Costumed characters!
There is plenty more adventuring and fun to be had in the Legoland Hotel. You can take a dip in the pool, play in the Castle play area, ride the Disco elevator, and locate the secret Whoopie Cushions. You read that right, there are Whoopie Cushions around the hotel that are built into the floor. Wunderboy found one and it was one of the highlights of his tour. The grown-ups were giggling so hard that it’s difficult to even hear the “tooting” sounds.
We are already HUGE fans of Legoland California Resort, Legoland Waterpark, and SeaLife Aquarium and lets just say that after attending the Grand Opening of the new Legoland Hotel, the kids and I can’t wait to plan our Staycation there!
To book your room visit www.LegolandHotel.com
MILITARY FRIENDS~ I made sure to get the scoop and guess what? Military Rates are available! Contact your local ITT office to make reservations. Room rates will vary depending on day of the week and time of year but are up to 30% off of regular price. Each room is subject to an additional $20 resort fee + tax.