My top tip for parents taking their children to LEGOLAND California is to stay at the LEGOLAND Hotel! The hotel was the highlight of our trip and I’m only sad that we didn’t stay longer and build in more time to just hang out at the hotel. When we ask our kids where we should go this summer, the LEGOLAND Hotel is always at the top of their list. LEGO goes above and beyond at catering to families with all the special details they put into the hotel. If you still need convincing that you’ll have an AWESOME time, check out these 8 reasons.
1. LEGO THEMED ROOMS
LEGOLAND California offers several themed room options: Pirate, Kingdom, Adventure and LEGO Friends. We stayed in an adventure themed room and there were little LEGO details everywhere you looked. My kids could barely contain their excitement when we opened the door. From LEGO butterflies and spiders on the wall to themed bunkbeds, it was by far the coolest room we’ve ever stayed in! There’s even a bucket full of LEGOS in each room for kids to borrow while they are there.
2. EARLY PARK ENTRY
Check the calendar for early park entry details when you are a hotel guest. It’s an awesome perk that will allow you to get on all the more popular rides without having to wait. We received slap bracelets to indicate that we were staying at the hotel. The hotel is also literally steps away from the park, making everything convenient when toting around little kids.
3. WELCOME TREASURE HUNT
When you check in, your kids can go on a scavenger hunt type search to collect clues that will open the treasure chest inside your room. There are a few LEGO surprises inside the treasure chest. My 5 year old still talks about the treasure hunt and it was his favorite thing about the hotel.
4. INCLUDED BREAKFAST BUFFET
Breakfast at the Bricks Family Restaurant is included when you are a hotel guest. I recommend getting there early or send your husband down to wait in the line lol! I love that they had an entire buffet section at a kid friendly height, so kids could easily serve themselves or see what was on the menu. I also appreciated that the restaurant serves many healthy options.
5. LEGO POOL
We ran out of time to enjoy the zero entry pool, but it looked amazing! Everything was LEGO themed, of course. There were also tons of foam LEGO bricks floating around the water. So fun, we can’t wait to go back and hang out in the pool/splash pad!
6. DISCO ELEVATORS
Once the doors of the elevators shut, a disco ball appears and dance music comes on. You can’t help but bust out a few moves before you hit your floor. I’m not sure how anyone could be in a bad mood after riding in the disco elevator. It just instantly makes you happier. Why aren’t all elevators equipped with a disco ball?
7. FUN HOTEL LOBBY
There are many interactive LEGO features throughout the hotel, including a giant LEGO castle and LEGO pit that kids can play in. My kids could have stayed in the lobby all day and next time we will build in more playtime at the hotel. LEGOLAND really went all out on the little details.
8. ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES
From character meet and greets to a kids pajama party, the LEGOLAND Hotel knows how to cater to families. My son participated in a LEGO model building competition while we were there and he still talks about how much fun he had. Oh and get this, the hotel encourages quiet time after 10pm. I think that’s awesome!
Here’s a video tour of our Adventure Room at the LEGOLAND Hotel:
If you live in the Phoenix area, you’ll be happy to know that LEGOLAND® Discovery Center will be opening to the public on April 22nd! It will feature two LEGO® rides, a 4D Cinema and play areas, making it the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. To keep up with pre-opening events and activities or for more information, visit LegolandDiscoveryCenter.com/
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