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Why Your Family Will Love the New Legoland Hotel

Looks like our family has a new vacation destination, and it’s only 45 minutes from home:  The new Legoland Hotel. We’ve always been fans of Lego, and Legoland, and visit a few times a year. With two young boys (5 & 8) this is a no brainer. I’d probably get my parenting license revoked if I didn’t take my kids to the land of plastic bricks. Basically we wait till out-of-towners show up  with plans and we tag along. That’s how we roll in our So Cal abode.

But with the opening of the new Legoland Hotel, the Legoland Park has kicked it up a notch. Now we’re talking resort. Now we’re making our own reservations.

 

Why would a So Cal resident like me, only about 45 minutes away from the park, choose to spend the night?  Why not? Between the Lego themed park, the Waterpark and the Aquarium, there is plenty to do over the course of multiple days. We’re talking easy family weekend getaway. Fun guaranteed.

From the moment you check into this hotel to the moment you check out, you’ve got something to smile about. The new hotel takes both parental and kid tastes into consideration, tosses in a liberal dose of humor and offers up an opportunity to enjoy all three of the resort’s parks at a leisurely pace. Or hang by the pool, if that’s more your speed.

If that is not enough to make you grin, I have two words for you: Disco Elevator. Allow me to take you on a tour…


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  • Check in and Make Friends 1 of 24
    Check in and Make Friends
    The minifigure wall at check is nothing short of amazeballs. It's easy to miss because your kids are so busy diving head first into the brick pit. And possibly so are the adults.
  • The Lego pit 2 of 24
    The Lego pit
    When parents misbehave, they are forced to walk barefoot 3 times around this pit. Of course I am kidding. This big pit of bricks was a crowd magnet. Kids and adults could not stop building.
  • Look more closely… 3 of 24
    Look more closely...
    Watch as the guy on the bike rides back and forth, his wheels magnifying the figures as he passes.
  • Close Up 4 of 24
    Close Up
    I had to get a closer look at the minifigures. There are so many!
  • Fun For All 5 of 24
    Fun For All
    Come on, admit it. You're never too old for the big lego pit.
  • Oh U Steeenky Pig! 6 of 24
    Oh U Steeenky Pig!
    This whoopee cushion in the hallway just about made the trip for my boys.
  • Disco-Vator! 7 of 24
    Disco-Vator!
    I beg you not to reveal the secret of the elevator to your kids before you go. This elevator seems harmless when you get on. Muzak playing softly. But when the doors slide shut it's time for 20 second PARTY. Cue the Abba and disco lights. The party stops before the doors slide open again and y'all should just act normal.
  • Door Decor 8 of 24
    Door Decor
    The guest room doors are all decorated but they also include a pictogram on the number placard. This is great for kids, really helps them recognize their room so they don't go running down the hall and wake the wrong pirates
  • Themes Throughout 9 of 24
    Themes Throughout
    Vinyl wrapped walls carry the themes down the hallway. Each floor has a different theme: kingdom, pirate and adventure.
  • Welcome to your Castle 10 of 24
    Welcome to your Castle
    This is the adult portion of the Kingdom themed room.
  • Kids Quarters 11 of 24
    Kids Quarters
    The kids get their own special area, with a bunk bed (and trundle) and their own tv.
  • Cheeky Humor 12 of 24
    Cheeky Humor
    In the adventure themed rooms, this lego lizard makes it clear that adults are not needed in the kids quarters!
  • Family Adventure 13 of 24
    Family Adventure
    Here's a peek at the adventure themed rooms.
  • Treasure Chest! 14 of 24
    Treasure Chest!
    Upon check in to your premium themed room, your kids will get a map that leads to the discovery of treasure (chocolate coins) in the room.
  • Their Own Space 15 of 24
    Their Own Space
    Touches like an in bunk reading lamp that kids can operate easily make them feel at home and in charge. Much appreciated.
  • Nobody Falls In 16 of 24
    Nobody Falls In
    Ladies and Gentlemen I present the flip down toddler potty seat. In every room. Because nobody should fall in the potty. Ever.
  • DIY Accessories 17 of 24
    DIY Accessories
    You'll find bricks in your room to play with. Our kids created a room key holder. The ice bucket is a lego head. Of course.
  • Models everywhere 18 of 24
    Models everywhere
    Life sized Lego models throughout the hotel will either inspire you or make you feel a little unskilled about your own efforts. Maybe both. Either way they are amazing to look at.
  • More Minifigures 19 of 24
    More Minifigures
    Love these minifigures in the minilounge, used as wall art. Gives me ideas...
  • Model Dinner 20 of 24
    Model Dinner
    The Bricks Restaurant is full of fun constructions.
  • Kid and Adult Friendly Buffet 21 of 24
    Kid and Adult Friendly Buffet
    Bricks Restaurant is awesome and an important feature of the hotel. You emerge from the theme park tired and hungry with a pack of picky eaters who want to eat now... NO PROBLEM. This place has kid friendly choices as well as adult ones and all are prepared fresh and healthily. There's fresh fruit, steamed veggies, every kind of kid fave. Plus more gourmet choices for you. Can we eat there every night? Additional dining options at the hotel include Mini's Lounge, the Skyline Cafe and room service.
  • Activities 22 of 24
    Activities
    Coloring in the restaurant, playing in the brick pit. It's possible the grown ups will get to eat dinner here too.
  • Nightly Contests & Activities 23 of 24
    Nightly Contests & Activities
    There's character greetings and a nightly building contest in the hotel. Each day has a theme and kids can build and enter their creations which are on display in the lobby for all to see. The contest is judged each evening.
  • Cool Rules 24 of 24
    Cool Rules
    Every area of the hotel is kid friendly but also "cool". We loved these tables where kids or adults could congregate for a drink & snack. Who said you can't have it all? Cocktails & construction.

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Disclosure: Our family was invited to a media event for the grand opening of the Hotel, which included an overnight stay at the hotel and park admission, for the purpose of reporting on the new hotel. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated for this post.

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