After experiencing much success in its first years, Legoland Florida is now poised to become even more of a destination with the addition of a new hotel - planned to open in 2015. Above are park officials digging into a ceremonial pile of LEGO bricks as the official groundbreaking for the new hotel.
Seen in concept above, the new Legoland Hotel will be built directly to the left of the theme park's main entrance gates. That means that guests staying on property will have to walk literally steps to be inside the theme park once they start their day.
"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."
Further enhancing the economy of Polk County, where the park resides, the project will create 250 construction jobs and an additional 250 permanent jobs when the hotel opens. The plans above show just how close the hotel will be in relation to the park's entrance, and also the planned amenities for it. The hotel is near the park's adjacent Lake Eloise, and officials have already hinted that the hotel could be expanded in the future if needed. A lakeside tower, anyone?
Congratulations to the park on their continued success!