New official on-site hotel in works for Legoland California
Merlin's taking another step to invest in its theme parks. The entertainment giant, rumored to be a suitor for the Busch theme parks, has petitioned the city of Carlsbad
and the California Coastle Commission for permission to build a 250-room Lego-themed hotel on park of the Legoland California
theme park parking lot.
The hotel would be the third adjacent to the Legoland property, though the first owned and developed by the park. A Sheraton opened last year (and a dedicated entrance for that hotel is in the works). The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort preceded the park opening.
I love Legoland but three hotels for a theme park that closes two days a week most of the year, and is only open to 5 on most other days seems to be a bit of overkill. I hope LL has a waterpark or something else planned to go along with the hotels to keep guest satisfied or there's going to be a lot of empty rooms.
The park is substantially larger than of was a few years ago, and there is the SeaLife aqaurium, top. But the big secondary attraction would be the beach. And the outlet mall.
I wonder if it will be a Lego-themed hotel. I'd love to see how a Lego bed feels.
Yes, it is supposed to be "Lego-themed," according to the petition, but I haven't seen any mock-ups yet to know what exactly that means.
Any new construction and jobs in this crappy economy is welcomed…
You can check out the other Legoland hotels on their website. I've seen some concept drawings and it looks great, it would be a great asset to the park for sure. The other hotels around the park are nice but they don't have Lego models in every room and themed rooms. Just look at Disneyland and Harbor drive, lots of hotels around there but Disney still has three hotels, one which is heavily themed.
I know that an on-site hotel has been in the planning since the beginning and they have had land set aside for it, but I'm surprised they will try to build it now. They are optimistic aren't they?
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