During our recent visit to LEGOLAND Florida Resort for the opening of LEGO NINJAGO World, we had the opportunity to stay at the LEGOLAND Hotel – located just 130 kid-steps from the entrance to the theme park.
Maggie has been talking about the hotel from the moment it opened its doors back in 2015, so we decided to surprise her with this overnight trip. There were happy tears and some ‘ugly crying’ when we finally told her where we going – she couldn’t believe it! Who knew a hotel could mean so much to a kid?
It should be a given, but let me just state that if you don’t like LEGOs, this is not the place for you. But if you do, you will be in HEAVEN.
Here’s a look at our experience staying at the LEGOLAND Hotel –
Sleep Inside a LEGO Wonderland
The LEGOLAND Hotel has four themed rooms for family accommodations. Upon booking, you can choose from Adventure, Kingdom, Pirates or LEGO Friends. We stayed in a Kingdom room where upon entering the room Maggie said, “We are staying in a castle!”.
All rooms feature a king-sized bed and bunk beds in a separate sleeping areas for kids — and two televisions! With a set of LEGO Duplos in every room and the LEGO Movie on its own dedicated channel 24/7, the girls had a blast inside the room.
Wizards, knights and princesses – you couldn’t help but be excited. The theming is incredible, it was almost like going on a scavenger hunt around the room, exploring all of the details in the room.
And speaking of scavenger hunt – every room has a locked treasure chest with a list of clues kids must solve in order to receive the treasure. My girls were ecstatic to solve the mystery and reveal their treasures. Among the treasures – a lanyard with an activity book, a small LEGO set, snacks and more. It was a fun surprise!
There are two options for on-site dining at the LEGOLAND Hotel – BRICKS Family Restaurant and the Skyline Lounge. BRICKS offers buffet-style dining for breakfast and dinner – the breakfast buffet is included with your hotel stay. Made-to-order omelets, pancakes, waffles, tons of bacon, cereal, yogurts — definitely not a continental breakfast!
On the night we arrived, we opted to stay at the hotel for dinner. Bricks dinner buffet had a fajitas bar, create your own pasta bar, a carving station, salads and delicious cupcakes too. My girls loved the kids section with chicken, spaghetti, french fries, great fruit options and of course, soft-serve ice cream for dessert.
The Skyline Lounge features sandwiches, salads and more including kiddie mocktails — and Florida craft beer. Open for lunch and dinner, the lounge is adjacent to the kids play area and be sure to check out the LEGO Skyline created by the Master Builders – incredible!
LEGO Experiences at the LEGOLAND Hotel
We discovered quite a few, fun surprises during our overnight stay. If your child loves to build, be sure to sign them up for one of the numerous Master Builder classes held throughout the day at the hotel.
Maggie loved learning from a real Master Builder and was excited that she could keep her creation at the end of the class. Included with your hotel stay, the class has a maximum of 12 students and lasts about 30 minutes or so.
Other fun at the hotel includes nightly entertainment in the hotel lobby. From a pajama dance party to meet and greet with characters, building contests and more — the fun is meant for the entire family to enjoy together. Plus, there are LEGOs throughout the hotel — plenty of places to build together too.
The LEGOLAND Florida Resort is filled with fun and such an added bonus for those planning to visit the adjacent theme park. I’d consider it a ‘must do’, especially if your little ones love LEGOs. We made some great memories together during our visit – and just seeing Maggie’s face light up was worth it all.
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