Official LEGOLAND Florida Hotel Coming in 2015

Updated March 27, 2015

LEGO Friends Revealed as the Final Room Theme at LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

The only LEGO Friends rooms in the United States, and the only LEGO Friends suite in the world is coming to LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. The announcement came at a New York City event where a curtain dropped and the last of four highly-themed room designs was revealed.

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LEGO Friends room theme is unveiled at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort press event. Photo by Stuart Ramson/Invision for Merlin Entertainments/LEGOLAND Resorts)

 

The popular LEGO Friends toy line is also the inspiration for Heartlake City, a new land coming to both LEGOLAND Florida Resort and LEGOLAND California Resort this summer. The new land in Florida includes a new ride themed to Mia’s love of horses: Mia’s Riding Adventure, plus a new interactive show called “Friends to the Rescue” as well as Stephanie’s News Room and shops inside Heartlake Mall.

LEGOLAND Hotel is opening on May 15, 2015. To book a room, visit: LEGOLANDHotel.com.

Updated February 22, 2015

Recently, the icon of Florida’s LEGOLAND Hotel was put into place – a LEGO dragon made out of more than 445,000 LEGO bricks and weighing approximately 2,800 pounds.  The five-story, 152 room hotel, opens on May 15, 2015.  Continue reading for more images and video.

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The new iconic LEGO dragon is installed at LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida. Photo by Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort/Merlin Entertainments Group

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The new iconic LEGO dragon is installed at LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida. Photo by Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort/Merlin Entertainments Group

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The new iconic LEGO dragon is installed at LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida. Photo by Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort/Merlin Entertainments Group

A construction crew and Master Model Builders worked together to position the iconic dragon, carefully crowning the clock tower.  The smoke-breathing dragon, perched atop the clock tower, will both stun and delight hotel visitors upon their entrance to LEGOLAND Hotel.

The LEGO dragon joins the Hotel’s first permanent resident, the LEGO bellhop.  Other recent arrivals include a LEGO knight, a LEGO pirate and a LEGO adventurer, which represent three of the four room themes.  The fourth theme will be announced soon.

These are just a few of the more than 2,000 LEGO models to explore throughout the Hotel created out of more than two million LEGO bricks!  Each room will have a minimum of eight models, and a bucket of LEGO bricks for kids to create their own models.

Updated February 9, 2015

LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort officially opens on May 15, 2015.  Also, LEGOLAND Florida Resort General Manager Adrian Jones announced Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO Friends line of toys, will open this summer.

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LEGOLAND Florida Hotel, photo by Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Merlin Entertainments Group

 

General Manager of LEGOLAND Hotel, Kevin Carr said, “imagine how excited children will be to wake up in a giant toy box full of LEGO bricks and to be the first to enter the theme park each day.”  Jones also announced a Master Model Builder Workshop being offered exclusively to Hotel guests.  “LEGOLAND Hotel is an extension of the theme park experience and the stars of our Park are our Master Model Builders,” said Jones.  “We’re moving the Model Shop into our Hotel and guests will be able to learn and build with our Model Builders daily in the Master Model Builder Workshop.”

Updated December 2, 2014

Book a stay at LEGOLAND Florida’s new LEGOLAND Hotel by Christmas day, and receive bonus upgrades including a FREE second day and resort hopper upgrade.  Rooms can be booked now at the LEGOLAND Hotel for dates between June 15, 2015 – January 31, 2016 at Florida.LEGOLAND.com.  Continue reading for more details on the new LEGOLAND Hotel coming to Florida.

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Update from LEGOLAND Florida’s press release August 19, 2014 

Everything was awesome as Emmet from THE LEGO MOVIE stopped by the construction site to check out the progress of the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel.  He helped with such key tasks as topping off the hotel with a Merlin Entertainments flag and leading the crane to its proper placements.  Emmet was also on hand to announce the LEGOLAND Florida Resort is now accepting reservations for the LEGOLAND Hotel, opening in summer of 2015.

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Emmet from The LEGO Movie made a special appearance on the construction site of the new LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND FL © 2014 Chip Litherland Photography Inc.

 

It’s less than one year before LEGOLAND Florida Resort opens the doors to its new LEGOLAND Hotel, and the window is now officially open for guests to book their rooms.  Opening Summer 2015, the five story LEGO themed hotel will feature 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites, thousands of LEGO models and interactive play areas.  The addition of the Hotel gives guests the opportunity to extend their stay and explore LEGOLAND Florida Resort for more than one day giving them the ultimate family experience. To book your reservation to LEGOLAND Hotel, visit: www.LEGOLANDHotel.com. Construction is going strong since the November groundbreaking and LEGOLAND Hotel recently reached its “topping off” milestone as the concrete was poured onto the roof.  Emmet, from “The LEGO Movie,” dusted off his construction hat to help with the placing of the Merlin flag. Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of LEGOLAND Parks, is the number one attraction operator in Europe and the second largest in the world with more than 100 attractions in 22 countries and across four continents.

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Emmet from The LEGO Movie made a special appearance on the construction site of the new LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND FL © 2014 Chip Litherland Photography Inc.

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Emmet from The LEGO Movie made a special appearance on the construction site of the new LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND FL © 2014 Chip Litherland Photography Inc.

 

Located at the main entrance of LEGOLAND Florida, the Hotel includes a pool, restaurants including a kid-size buffet, interactive play areas and is truly designed to inspire imaginations and create memories for all visitors.  Hotel guests will have early access to the Park and be treated to nightly entertainment.

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Families can choose from one of three popular LEGO toy lines as their room theme: Pirate, Kingdom or Adventure.  All rooms include two separate sleeping areas, with a queen-size bed for grown-ups, and a separate sleeping area for up to three little ones, complete with a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed and their very own TV.  An exciting new room theme will be announced at a later date.  Room rates start as low as $249, varying by season.

Original post from January 4, follows below…

We recently told you about the special events coming to LEGOLAND Florida during 2014; well here’s something to mark a little further out on your family travel calendar.  The LEGOLAND Florida Hotel will open in 2015.  Last year, the first U.S. LEGOLAND Hotel opened in California to fab reviews, and kids loved the themed rooms as well as the close proximity to the park.  The LEGOLAND Florida Hotel will offer similar features as its California and International cousins.  Continue reading for more details and images from LEGOLAND Florida’s press release.

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Concept drawing LEGOLAND Florida hotel coming in 2015. Image courtesy courtesy LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group.

From LEGOLAND Florida’s Press Release

LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones officially announced the park’s much anticipated LEGOLAND Hotel will open in 2015.  The announcement was made alongside community leaders with a ceremonial groundbreaking moment at the site where the hotel will be built, directly to the left of LEGOLAND Florida’s entrance, just steps from Lake Eloise.

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Legoland Florida Hotel “brick-breaking.” Photo by Chip Litherland courtesy LEGOLAND Florida, Merlin Entertainments Group.

 

“The opening of a LEGOLAND Hotel will transition LEGOLAND Florida from a single-day visit theme park to a multi-day resort destination,” said Jones.  “This will serve as a catalyst for future economic development in Polk County.” Welcoming guests with a multicolored exterior and entrance, the four-story LEGOLAND Hotel will immerse families with young children in the world of LEGO, as an extension of the vibrant and interactive theme park experience.  Created to bring children’s imaginations to life, the LEGO-themed hotel will feature 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites, LEGO décor; interactive play areas; a pool and a restaurant. LEGOLAND Florida Hotel will add 250 construction-related jobs during the construction, and another 250 jobs to its employee base to staff the new hotel upon completion. This will be the fifth LEGOLAND Hotel in the world joining LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Windsor and LEGOLAND Billund hotels. LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel will soon open its doors.

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LEGOLAND California Hotel. Photo by Erik Peterson courtesy LEGOLAND California, Merlin Entertainments Group.

 

At LEGOLAND Florida, families enjoy more than 50 rides, shows, attractions, a water park and the all-new LEGO World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network. At the World of Chima, the whole family can board an interactive splash battle ride, The Quest for CHI, and kid’s can splash and play in Cragger’s Swamp and race handheld rip-chord powered vehicles at the Speedorz Arena.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.