The LEGOLAND Florida Hotel opened today just a few steps from the Legoland Florida Theme Park.
“From the minute you walk into Legoland Hotel, you can see it’s totally designed and built for kids,” said Legoland spokesperson Julie Estrada.
A massive Lego dragon with steaming nostrils and an 8-foot wing span greets lodgers.
Lego models—more than 2000 are throughout the hotel—and brick-filled play pits are part of the lobby’s allure. “Kids can go right at it building with Lego bricks,” said Estrada. And we saw parents getting in on the fun too. Kids even get the chance to “check-in” at the registration desk. And make sure you check out the back wall at the front desk. There are more than 5,000 mini Lego figures hanging out to say hello.
The fun continues in the rooms, where each has a special Lego theme—Pirate, Adventure, Castle and Friends. Each room has a scavenger hunt that will unlock a safe with a little treasure for kids. (I still can’t get the last puzzle clue.) What does it cost to live this Lego fantasy? Rooms for a family of four can run about $550. But spokesperson Julie Estrada says the hotel offers amenities you cannot get anywhere else. “We’ve taken our model shop and brought it inside the hotel, so we have a master model builder workshop only for our hotel guests,” said Estrada. And that’s where you can meet Jason Miller—a Lego Master Model Designer. “It’s kind of a magic, a special bond if you will- with those kids who love Lego!” The hotel also has a pool and splash area for children, a restaurant and a lounge area for grown-ups.
Reservations are available at LEGOLAND Hotel Florida or 877-LEGOLAND (534-6526)
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Reception and Lobby
- Hotel guests are greeted by a LEGO dragon and the spectacular entrance leads to themed play areas, a family pool, lounge, family restaurant, LEGO models and interactive features throughout
- Behind the reception desk in the lobby is an entire wall created out of more than 5,000 LEGO Minifigures
- The Castle Play area is based on the LEGO Kingdom and Pirates lines and features a pirate ship and an interactive castle surrounded by a LEGO filled moat.
- Young guests can pull on a handle as they enter the castle, waking the interactive LEGO ogre.
- The LEGO Club Room offers guests a Character Meet & Greet, building areas, LEGO Club Magazines, and videos
- Guests can choose between four themed rooms: Pirate, Adventure, Kingdom or Friends
- Guests can choose between either Themed and Premium Themed rooms
- Premium Themed rooms have additional LEGO models and themed wall décor
- There are at least eight LEGO models in every room
- All children’s sleeping areas include a bunk bed with a trundle bed
- Every room includes a treasure chest that younger guests can unlock once they complete a special treasure hunt activity!
- Special kid-focused features include peep holes at a lower level and LEGO bricks in each room for children to create their own masterpieces
- Some rooms have spectacular views of Lake Eloise and LEGOLAND theme park
- Room service is available
- All rooms include free Wi-Fi
- Bricks Family Restaurant includes a buffet station designed specifically at a height kids can reach featuring healthy food options
- Skyline Lounge features a LEGO skyline with more than 20 humorous scenes designed by the Park’s Master Model Builders
- Restaurants and lounges are open to the public, based on availability
WINTER HAVEN, FL – May 11, 2015 — LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is putting its final touches in place ahead of the May 15 opening of the new 152-room hotel built for kids. (PHOTO / Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group Inc.)