Our five-year-old’s birthday wish was to spend the night at the new Florida LEGOLAND® Hotel. And quite honestly, I was pretty pumped to check it out myself. We took advantage of the Florida resident rate (35% off) and were set. There are always extra deals and promos here. I do a lot of linking in my travel posts so that you can hop direct to the spot to learn more!
We planned for an early arrival on check in day so we could take advantage of onsite hotel activities. Day two we planned to spend at the park
Typically when I get overly excited about something, it doesn’t necessarily deliver. This instance was different. I was definitely excited and there was no let down involved. Hooray!
Here are the 10 reasons we think everything is awesome at the LEGOLAND Hotel Florida.
- Imagination is Everywhere – The 5-story, 152 room resort immerses guests of all ages in creativity. More than two million Lego bricks make up over 2,000 Lego models throughout the hotel.The center of the lobby and the lobby play area have giant bins full of Legos inviting kids to play at every turn.
- Friendly Staff -Every hotel staff member we encountered was genuinely happy to be part of the LEGOLAND team and went above and beyond to make our birthday girl feel special. Everyone had tips and advice to share too!
- Early Park Entrance – As a hotel guest, you get access to LEGOLAND a half hour earlier than the general public. It might not seem like a lot of time, but you can fit a lot of rides in before the parkinglot fills and tickets are purchased by non-hotel guests. The park entrance is just steps from the hotel. No monorail, bus or transport needed!
- Hotel Fun – We signed up for a free class with a LEGOLAND Master Builder. The intimate classroom was perfect and the kids were all given a set of Legos to build with. They followed along with the Master Builder and created their own koala. There was also a Lego building competition later in the day and a Lego pajama party at 8 pm. The lobby boasts a casual bar area (tables to relax at nearby the kids areas) with a tasty drink and food selection.
- Accommodations – I cannot rave enough about this. The standard room, which you can select one of three standard themes, sleeps five and kids have their own enclave with bunk beds, trundle and their own television already set up to play the LEGO Movie. Themes include Pirate, Adventure and Kingdom. There are also Lego Friends Suites, which are considerably more expensive, but sleep more and are in high demand.
- Scavenger Hunt – The kids loved the in-room scavenger hunt. They had to figure the numbers to the code on the treasure box where goodies and Legos were waiting for them.
- Disco Elevator – We couldn’t help but dance in the Disco elevator when the light started flashing and YMCA or Dancing Queen began to play. We were on the second floor, but there was really no chance we’d be taking the stairs.
- Floating Legos – The pool, which is definitely smaller than the big resort pools in the Orlando area, is stocked full of large floating Legos meant for building anything your heart desires. This put a whole new spin on pool time and I don’t know where else you’d get a similar experience. While the pool was small in comparison, it did not appear to be overly crowded.
- S’mores – At 7 pm, the hotel offered family packs of S’mores to take to the camp fire near Lake Lake Eloise. A Legoland staff member assisted us near the lake and we had a fun family S’mores adventure before settling in for the night. Packs were $10 for a family 4-pack (which fed our group of five with leftovers).
- Breakfast – Now as someone who spends the majority of her day planning on how to promote fruits and veggies to families, I have to say Bricks restaurant is top notch. It’s evident Fresh from Florida is a LEGOLAND partner as you notice fresh mango and strawberry smoothies, tri-color potatoes, made to order omlettes and more. This is not your typical hotel buffet breakfast. The kids were energized and ready for the day ahead.
Hear Charli’s 60 second review in this video clip!
This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.