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Robert Niles

Legoland California announces its Legoland Hotel

Published: August 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Legoland California this morning announced the first Legoland Hotel in the United States, to open in summer 2013.

Legoland Hotel accouncement
Legoland California General Manager Peter Ronchetti, left, looks on for the Legoland press conference tradition of dropping the bricks.

Legoland currently has a hotel at its original Denmark park, and a hotel opening at its Windsor, England park next year.

Construction is scheduled to begin in October on the three-story, 250-room hotel, which will be built on the site of the current bus parking lot, to the right of the park's entrance.

The hotel, which will be operated by Legoland and not an outside hotel company, will feature Lego brick decor, as well as a pool area and restaurant. Legoland California General Manager Peter Ronchetti told me that the details are still to be worked out, but that hotel visitors will be able to expect special in-park privileges for staying at the Legoland Hotel, possibly including early or extra ride time in the park.

Replies (4)

Dominick D

Published: August 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Cool! Hopefully they can turn that dump of a Bed Western by LEGOLand FL and make it a LEGOland hotel.

Published: August 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM

I hate to sound negative, but LegoLand in Florida is just far enough from Orlando to be a pain. I don't mind driving to Busch Gardens, they have an incredible zoo spread throughout the park & excellent rides. The Giraffe feeding safari was really nice and we all loved it.

I know this place is designed for 4-12 year olds and they are looking to get a day out of people visiting Disney or Universal, but I think they may have a hard time getting people to stay for more than one day or on-site.

I could be wrong.... anyone been to LegoLand yet or planning to visit when the one in Florida opens?

Dominick D

Published: August 25, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Im going on a annual passholder preview day.

Published: August 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Robert, it seems that the comments are more about Legoland Florida than about the new hotel at Legoland California. So, in keeping with that vein, the Lakeland Ledger reports that Legoland Florida has announced a shuttle service from Orlando to Legoland. Guess that will have to do until a hotel is built at the Winter Haven park. But, since Legoland Florida might need about 5000 visitors per day (see previous TPI discussion), I don't understand how a busload of only about 60 people matter.

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