Thursday, 17 November 2011

LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Windsor opening 2012

A couple of weeks ago I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to have a sneak peek at the LEGOLAND hotel which is currently being built at the Windsor park.
As you all know, my 9 year old son is LEGO mad, so I jumped at the chance, and it also meant another trip to the theme park that my kids were happy to go along with
I arrived for my tour after dropping the rest of the family off at the park, I was bit shocked to see there was so much mud! Luckily the builders provided us with builders boots and hard hats, so we were well protected.

Walking up to the entrance to the hotel you can see just how grand it will be, it is going to be every childs dream come true! There will be a massive LEGO dragon which breathes 'smoke'.
Inside the hotel there is going to be a a brilliant interactive reception, with play areas and lots for children to do. The reception area will feature a wall made from 5000 LEGO minifigures.

Inside the hotel there is three types of themed rooms, pirate, kingdom or adventure. The room we looked at was the pirate, and I can honestly say you are in for a real treat! There is 1600 LEGO models inside the hotel, with over 80 million LEGO bricks used which is worth more than £375,000! Every one has been handmade and each room will feature some. There is life sized parrots, spiders, scorpions and lots more too.
The detail that has gone into creating the rooms is amazing, they have really thought of everything! Arriving at the door we were greeted with this....note the two spyholes, one appropriatly at child height.

Walking inside, it had the wow factor! The carpet is pirate themed carpet, which my son is adamant he needs in his bedroom. The walls have large graphics all over them, and there is even LEGO models adoring the walls.
Parents will love how each family room is seperated, the children have their very own cubby hole inside the room. I just know my children are not going to want to get out of bed in the morning with this!!

The bathroom even has special toilet roll holder at child height, as well as a shower at their height too, of course adult ones are included too, but I love how LEGOLAND have really thought of everything!

Walking out of the room we spied a LEGO chest. We were told how each family will get a special treasure hunt, they have to hunt for the codes, to help open the chest! Inside is LEGO goodies for them to enjoy. This is sure to be a hit.

Downstairs there is plenty of activity too. It is set to be open planned. There is a buffet style restaurant that will serve up quality fresh produce and even LEGO shaped chips! Speaking to the brains behind the hotel, we asked them if it would be healthy food, and they reassured us that there will be plenty of healthy options but with some treats too, after all this is a holiday and a massive treat for anyone who attends!
There is a massive LEGO play area, which is set to be the centre piece for children. It will incorporate some amazing activities such as storytime that will be put on by LEGOLAND staff.

As all this was exciting enough for the whole family, but there is also a Pirates themed splash pool. Use of this is included in your stay. This is set to be amazing fun for all the family too.

Outside the rear of the hotel, there will be gates that open onto the park, allowing you to exclusively use the park before it opens for early bird access which is included in the price of a stay in the hotel.

The LEGOLAND hotel is set to be the ultimate treat for all the family, I love that they have really put an amazing amount of detail into even the smallest things to make it so interactive with children, it really will be amazing!
The price of a stay is really reasonably priced in my opinion, prices from £247 low season or £385 high season for a themed family room (2 adults and 2 children), this price includes hotel stay, park tickets for two days and breakfast as well.
You can book online now www.legoland.co.uk

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