CARLSBAD, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2013) - Ogres, dragons and jesters – Oh my! Master Model Builders and construction crews work together as the nation’s first LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® California Resort gets closer to opening on April 5, 2013.
Model Builders installed some iconic LEGO® models including a giant ogre, playful jester, royal princess and a baby dragon in the interactive Castle Play area based on the popular LEGO Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure lines. Children will be able to climb aboard a pirate ship docked next to the castle as they enjoy nightly entertainment.
Nearby, an entire skyline was recreated using more than 200,000 LEGO bricks. Model Builders placed the nine buildings into place for guests to enjoy when they quench their thirst at the Skyline Café. The cityscape showcases 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 a woman holding a banana to try and entice a monkey off her balcony.
Outside, restless lifeguards from LEGOLAND® Water Park joined up with the Hotel’s construction crew to begin filling 60,000 gallons of water into the gradual incline 5-foot-deep swimming pool. Surrounded by LEGO trees and lounge chairs, the pool area will be a place for guests to cool off after a day at the Park.
Children ages 8 – 12 have just two more weeks to get applications in for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of being the first six Junior Concierges for LEGOLAND Hotel! Interested children need to have a parent or guardian’s permission to apply. Applicants are asked to write, in 50 words or less, why they should be a Junior Concierge at LEGOLAND Hotel. All submissions will be accepted online only at www.LEGOLAND.com/JuniorConcierge and need to be received by February 14, 2013.
LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California Resort is designed to give guests the interactive family experience that has brought success to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE® Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park. Created to bring children’s imaginations to life, the 250-room, three-story LEGO themed hotel will feature brightly colored, interactive LEGO décor, a pool and lounge area, patio, event space and family restaurant. LEGOLAND Hotel is designed for families with young children and every room is themed after one of the most popular LEGOLAND areas: Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure. 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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