Legoland opened its second U.S. hotel last week at Legoland Florida Resort. In a grand kickoff, the plastic brick empire blasted thousands of Lego mini-figures from cannons atop the party-colored resort hotel in Winter Haven, Fla., midway between Tampa and Orlando.
The Florida property adds a new themed room decor designed to appeal to girls. It's based on Lego Friends Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephanie. It also has the pirate, adventure and kingdom rooms too.
The hotel also will offer kids and their families a chance to take a Master Model Builder Workshop in the hotel every day. Guests can work alongside professional model makers on Lego projects.
Each room sleeps up to five people with a king-sized bed for parents and a separate area where kids sleep in bunk beds and sofa beds. VIP suites sleep up to nine people.
Every room comes with Lego models and a scavenger hunt kids can complete to unlock an in-room treasure chest. Stays at the Legoland Hotel come with free daily breakfast, access to Lego play areas, entertainment and other extras.
Room prices start at $219 a night plus tax.
The hotel joins the largest Legoland theme park in the franchise. It covers 150 acres of rides, attractions, a botanical garden and a Legoland Water Park.
Info: Legoland Hotel at Legoland Florida Resort, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, Fla.; (877) 350-5346