The new LEGOLAND Hotel opened April 5, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. // (c) 2013 LEGOLAND California Resort
The new LEGOLAND Hotel opened April 5, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. // (c) 2013 LEGOLAND California Resort

When I’m traveling, I’m never so happy as when I’m doing a hands-on activity. Cooking in Thailand, papermaking in Japan, batik painting in Malaysia and spear fishing in Fiji are all on the list of my all-time favorite travel experiences.

With my love of creating things, it should comes as no surprise that one of my favorite toys as a kid (age range left intentionally blank), was Lego building bricks.

The new LEGOLAND Hotel opened April 5, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. // (c) 2013 LEGOLAND California Resort
The new LEGOLAND Hotel opened April 5, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. // (c) 2013 LEGOLAND California Resort

So it is with some excitement that I read LEGOLAND California Resort will be opening on April 5 at the entrance to the LEGOLAND theme park in Carlsbad, Calif.

The 250-room “Bed & Brickfest” has a number of features I’m particularly excited about:

  • Guests can choose between three themed rooms: Pirate, Adventure or Kingdom
  • There are at least eight LEGO purchase levitra online models in every room
  • Every room also includes a treasure chest that younger guests can unlock once they complete a special treasure hunt by finding clues located throughout their room.
  • There are more than 3,400 LEGO models in the entire hotel; some three million LEGO bricks were used to build them all.
  • Behind the reception desk in the lobby there is an entire wall created out of 6,000 LEGO Minifigures.
  • The Skyline Café features a LEGO skyline which includes 35 different scenes

And if all that LEGO-themed happiness isn’t enough to make me want to visit, I’m particularly excited about the hotel’s Disco Elevators.

According to the press release:

As guests enter the elevator, lights pulsate in the ceiling to music, a mirror ball rotates and a different sound effect announces arrivals on each floor

Now that’s what I call Travel Glitter.

LEGOLAND Hotel
http://california.legoland.com