LEGOLAND Hotel… A Dream Vacation
LEGOs have been a part of our lives since Logan got his first kit a few years ago. We have even fashioned his room with a LEGO theme. So when we heard that LEGOLAND had built a hotel with LEGOs everywhere and themed rooms, we knew that that would be a dream vacation for our children.
The LEGOLAND Hotel opened it’s doors to the public on April 5, 2013. Designed to inspire children’s imaginations (and adults too). This amazing hotel has 250 rooms with 3-stories. On the first floor you can become part of the Kingdom…all princes and princess are welcome. If your child is a scaly wag, then the second floor is perfect for your family…PIRATES (this is the floor we stayed on). On the top floor are the adventurous families!
You can choose between three themed rooms: Pirate, Adventure or Kingdom. Depending on how much you wish to pay, you can choose a themed or premium themed rooms… premium themed rooms have additional LEGO models and décor such as themed wall paper. Reservations are available at www.LEGOLANDHotel.com or 877-LEGOLAND (534-6526).
When we pulled up to the LEGOLAND Hotel, both of the kids were in awe of the building laying in front of us (the entrance is what amazed me). Kira thought the entire hotel was actually made of LEGOs. As soon as we found a parking spot (The parking for the hotel is different than the parking for the park… so don’t go through the toll booth!), the kids made a bee-line directly to the hotel.
As you walk into the hotel your eyes will immediately be drawn to behind the reception desk in the lobby… there is an entire wall created out of 6,000 LEGO Minifigures! Logan and Kira both ran over to the desk to check out the Minifigs! Plus under the desk were built LEGO sets. Logan was pointing out his favorites to everyone who would listen.
The Minifigures were just the start of the fun. The spectacular entrance includes a LEGO fountain and play pillar (a LEGO filled sitting area where kids can add LEGOs to a tall pillar). This entrance leads to themed play areas, a family pool, lounge, family restaurant, LEGO models and interactive features throughout the hotel. There are approximately 3,422 LEGO models in the entire Hotel created out of more than three million LEGO bricks!
If you are lucky, you might run into a Knight, a Pirate or an Adventurer!
A family of four LEGO dragons reside in the Hotel: One smoke-breathing dragon at the entrance (see the photo at the top of this post), a playful young dragon in the lobby sits on top a handle and slowly spins it to make a LEGO river flow (see photo below with Kira), a baby dragon peers over the ledge of the castle in the atrium 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.
Once inside the hotel, it’s all about playing and building. Head up the ramp and the kids can play inside the Castle Play area. There you will find a pirate ship with a pirate blimp attached is attempting to dock in a LEGO filled moat next to an interactive castle. The Castle Play area is based on the LEGO Kingdom and Pirates line with elements from Adventure. Kids can build with the LEGOs found in the moat or at the tables inside the castle. they can also raise the pirate flag by turning the captains wheel –> a loud canon blast is sounded when it reaches the top!
Parent’s can join in the fun, or watch from the Mini’s Lounge that is adjacent to the Castle Play area. You can sit back, relax and enjoy some beverages and quick snacks. Logan’s favorite spot in the Mini’s Lounge was the wall that held The LEGO Movie ending credits sets.
Ever been in a Disco Elevator? Well, this was a first for my family. Since our room was on the second floor we got to ride the elevator up… as soon as the doors closed the music started, lights pulsated in the ceiling, and a mirror ball rotated!
Walking into our very own Pirate room was beyond what we could have imagined. Even in a standard room, we had numerous LEGO decorations from bugs crawling up the wall to a skull and crossbones above our bed. Every room has a separate sleeping area for up to three children complete with bunk beds and a pull-out trundle bed. Logan and Kira were so excited to see “THEIR” room! PLUS every room has two TVs so kids can watch movies and play games in their own sleeping area. But really, who wants to sleep when they can EXPLORE!
At check in the kids received a treasure hunt activity. They had to solve 4 clues so they could get the code to unlock the treasure chest in our room. The clues were easy to find…and the kids had fun exploring the hotel. Inside the treasure chest the kids found a LEGO magazine, chocolate coins and 2 The LEGO Movie mini sets.
It features a LEGO skyline which includes 35 different scenes, Minifigures framed on the walls, and fun LEGO tables (though you can’t build with these LEGOs…it’s just for looks).
If your family is really hungry, then you will want to eat at the Bricks Family Restaurant. Make sure to buy your buffet discount tickets at the registration desk. The Bricks Family Restaurant includes a buffet station designed specifically for kids with healthy options all at a height they can reach.
As a hotel guest, you will have exclusive early morning access to the theme park!!!!!!
I know I didn’t cover everything we saw, but I think you can easily agree that this was a DREAM vacation!
Disclosure: I received the media rate for the room in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. No other form of compensation was received, nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.