Legoland California plans 250-room hotel

Posted Monday, January 19, 2009 9:22 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Merlin Entertainment, owners of the Legoland California amusement park, will seek permission Wednesday from the city's Planning Commission to put a 250-room, Lego-themed hotel on part of their parking lot. One of the Legoland amusement parks in Europe already has its own hotel, and "kids love the themed rooms," Downing added.

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Monday, January 19, 2009 1:49 PM

Given the location of the park, I'd be a little surprised if the hotel proves to be a success. Seemed like the vast majority of visitors were locals, meaning they'd be going home at the end of the day. I think Merlin might be thinking a "one-size-fits-all" mentality will work. It COULD...but I don't think it would. Then again, the economy might be back on course by the time the hotel would be finished, so maybe that would play in their favor (favour). Combine a good price with some entertainment (Wiggles!), and maybe even an early admission/late-stay policy, and they might pull it off...but it working IS dependent on a more robust economy.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:25 AM

Okay, will the Lego Hotel be bult out of Legos? If so, the beds could be a tand uncomfortable.

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