CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2013) - LEGOLAND® California Resort opens the nation’s first LEGO® themed hotel on April 5, 2013. Created to bring children’s imaginations to life, the 250-room, three-story LEGOLAND® Hotel will feature brightly colored, interactive LEGO® décor, a pool and lounge area, patio, Castle Play area, event space and family restaurant.
Designed for families with young children, every room is themed after one of the most popular LEGOLAND areas: Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure. Guests can choose between themed or premium themed rooms - premium themed rooms have additional LEGO models and décor such as themed wall paper. Every room includes: a separate sleeping area for up to three children complete with bunk beds and a pull-out trundle bed, two televisions so kids can watch movies and play games in their own sleeping area and at least eight LEGO models. To add to the excitement, each room has a treasure chest younger guests can unlock once they complete a special treasure hunt activity finding clues throughout their room!
Throughout the Hotel, guests will discover more than 3,500 LEGO models created out of more than three million LEGO bricks. Seven of the large LEGO models throughout the Hotel are animated including a family of four LEGO dragons: One smoke-breathing dragon at the entrance, a playful young dragon in the lobby sits on top of a handle and slowly spins it to make a LEGO river flow, a baby dragon peers over the ledge of the castle in the Castle Play area and an interactive bubble-blowing dragon is taking a bath on the patio as she playfully sprays water and “speaks” to young guests. In addition, guests checking into the Hotel are welcomed by 6,000 LEGO Minifigures that adorn the wall behind the reception desk.
The Castle Play area is the hub for imagination and fun at LEGOLAND Hotel. Based on the LEGO Kingdom, Pirates and Adventure lines, the area features a pirate ship attempting to dock in a LEGO filled moat next to an interactive castle. Young guests can raise the pirate flag by turning the captain’s wheel and a loud canon blast is sounded when it reaches the top. The castle scene is also equipped with a stage where nightly performances entertain guests before bedtime.
In keeping with the high standards of food served within LEGOLAND California Resort, the LEGOLAND Hotel features a variety of healthy and flavorful food options for the whole family. Bricks Family Restaurant serves a breakfast and dinner buffet with a station designed specifically for kids at a height they can reach. Mini’s Lounge is adjacent to the Castle Play area and provides guests an opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy some beverages and quick snacks. The Skyline Café features a LEGO city skyline with 35 fun scenes including a woman fighting a turkey that came out of her oven, a man swimming in his apartment being chased by a shark and a woman holding a banana to try to entice a monkey off her balcony.
The outdoor pool area, featuring a gradual incline 5-foot-deep swimming pool and a plethora of lounge chairs, will be a place for guests to cool off after a day at the Park. Surrounded by LEGO trees and views of the Hotel, even this pool area is a LEGO fans dream.
Located right at the main entrance of LEGOLAND California, Hotel guests will have exclusive early morning access to the theme park designed for families with children ages 2 – 12. For more information and to book reservations, visit: www.LEGOLANDHotel.com.
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE™ Aquarium, LEGOLAND Water Park and LEGOLAND Hotel opening April 5 all geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of Chima 4-D movie coming in March, 2013. SEA LIFE incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean and features play zones, fun facts and quiz trails and the interactive Claws exhibit. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 94 attractions, seven hotels/two holiday villages in 21 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 46 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Siam Ocean World and Busan Aquarium. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
Merlin currently has seventeen attractions in the USA including LEGOLAND Florida theme park with its new Water Park; LEGOLAND California theme park with its exciting Water Park, and SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Hotel opening April 5; Madame Tussauds attractions in New York City, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Hollywood; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago, Illinois; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Atlanta, Georgia; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; the Mall of America in Minneapolis, underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.
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