A hotel made entirely from LEGOs? Now that would be something, with all the novelty — if not enigmatic allure — of something like the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Quebec.
Alas, the LEGOLAND Hotel, which just opened in Carlsbad, Calif., probably had to comply with California building codes, which presumably don’t allow for walls, floors and ceilings crafted from tiny, interlocking plastic bricks. But, you know, it’s still a sprawling new hotel parked in the midst of LEGOLAND California — the first of its kind in North America, reports ABC News.
What do you do in a 250-room LEGO-themed hotel? For starters, you pick a room motif: “Pirate” (think skull and bones, LEGO monkeys and parrots) “Kingdom” (swords, shields and miscellaneous medieval stuff) or “Adventure” (maps, treasure chests, hieroglyphics). Then you must decide whether or not to upgrade to “premium” accomodations (which the hotel says have “some extra surprises” — basically extra LEGO toys and more elaborate LEGO theming). All rooms include a “treasure hunt” for the little ones (or, you know, LEGO-obsessed adults).
Each room also comes equipped with a queen-size bed for grownups and “semi-private” sleeping area for up to three children (the sleeping area includes a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed and TV). The rest of the hotel includes interactive play areas, an outdoor swimming pool and a pair of eateries.
Another upside to staying at the hotel (as opposed to just dropping by the park): Guests can sample select rides and attractions before the park opens to the public (usually at 10 a.m.).
So what do you call a LEGO-themed hotel’s official restaurant? “Bricks,” of course.