LEGOLAND California Resort Opens New Castle Hotel


LEGOLAND Hotel Features Castle Theme Opens April 27

LEGOLAND® California Resort will open their new Castle Hotel in Carlsbad, CA April 27. The new LEGOLAND hotel will provide families with children ages 2-12 a completely immersive experience in the magical world of LEGOLAND.

General Manager Frank Idris said, “It’s hard to imagine that just five years ago we were standing on a construction site just like this announcing North America’s first LEGOLAND Hotel which has proven to be extremely popular with our guests. In fact, it was just named one of Tripadvisor’s top 25 Hotels for families in the United States! And, we achieved our goal of becoming the first hotel in Carlsbad to achieve the Environmentalist level from the California Green Lodging Association thanks to all of the additional conservation efforts that were implemented this past year.“

During a recent hard hat tour, guests received a first look at the 250-deluxe-themed room hotel. They walked through the Grand Hall, Dragon’s Den Restaurant, and Royal Courtyard. Then guests took a sneak peek at the three room themes: Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magical Wizard. Idris provided an overview of the hotel, and discussed the economic impact created by the 200 new job openings for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. Details were also shared about the large LEGO Wizard model. The model will greet guests as they enter the Grand Hall, a slide that will connect the lobby to the first floor, and a knock knock door created to entertain guests.

Dragon’s Den Full Service restaurant

Dragon’s Den, the hotel’s full-service restaurant, will include an open kitchen for guests to watch chefs preparing their food, LEGO models, entertainers and locally-sourced food. Breakfast will be included with each guest’s stay and includes made-to-order items along with a buffet.

The Royal Courtyard is designed to immerse children in a fairy tale of their own creation. It features a DUPLO play area for the younger kids and a larger play structures for the older kids. Plus a giant movie screen for nighttime movies, a stage for live plays and shows, a gradual incline pool and hot tub. The pool bar and grill will offer smoothies, sandwiches and salads prepared fresh to order.

At the hard hat preview, guests explored each room theme and viewed one of the 20 suites available. A Resort Master Model Builder greeted guests in the Magical Wizard theme room and treated them to a sneak peek of a few of the 2,100 LEGO models. The models are made out of more than three million LEGO bricks. They will be featured inside the rooms and hotel.

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Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.