Legoland’s new Castle Hotel will immerse you in an enchanting world of royal princesses, magic wizards and dragons. Inspired by the popularity of the kingdom-themed rooms at the original resort next door, the hotel is a few short steps from the park entrance – though you’ll probably be hard-pressed to get your kids to leave the lodgings.
In fact, good luck getting past the lobby. While you check in, your kids will flock to a larger-than-life Lego wizard casting a spell over a giant pit o’ bricks. There’s also a slide from the second landing, a secret dungeon, a knock-knock joke wall (yes, it tells jokes if you knock) and that’s really just the beginning. Talking thrones, moving portraits and more surprises await at every turn.
Themed rooms feature a separate kids’ area with bunk beds, a trundle, a TV with kids’ programming and, of course, plenty of Legos to play with. Whimsical details run the gamut from a twinkling starry night sky on the ceiling to a treasure safe that can only be unlocked once kids complete a scavenger hunt.
Once outside, expect to spend the bulk of your time in the Royal Courtyard. In addition to the outdoor movie theater and entertainment stage, there’s a play area with options for the tots, plus comfy seating for parents. The courtyard is adjacent to the zero-entry pool, complete with water features and soft oversized bricks for pool play.
If that wasn’t enough to keep kids occupied while parents kick back with a cocktail (after a full day at the park), there’s the constant live entertainment options – inside and out. Think dragon- training puppets, jester dance parties, a bubble circus and even live improv in the Dragon’s Den Restaurant.
From costumed characters roaming the property to Lego-building contests with cool prizes, there’s fun for every age. Need a little motivation to tear kids away from those Lego pits? Hotel guests get early entry into the park. Translation: no lines (for up to an hour, anyway).