LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel Opening on April 27

LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel

LEGOLAND California has announced the official opening date for the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel will be on April 27. This will be the first Castle Hotel in North America and it will consist of 250 deluxe rooms. Reservations are now happening if you want to book a room for this spring or summer. Check out the press release below.


Hammers pounding, saws cutting and drills buzzing were some of the sounds heard by the media in front of LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel at LEGOLAND® California Resort as Merlin the wizard unraveled his scroll officially declaring the Hotel’s opening day: April 27, 2018. LEGOLAND® California’s General Manager Peter Ronchetti and LEGOLAND® Hotel Manager Frank Idris also addressed the crowd providing Resort updates and new details about North America’s first LEGOLAND Castle Hotel.

“It’s hard to imagine that just five years ago we were standing on a construction site just like this announcing North America’s first LEGOLAND Hotel which has proven to be extremely popular with our guests,” said Idris. “In fact, it was just named one of Trip Advisor’s top 25 Hotels for families in the United States! And, we achieved our goal of becoming the first hotel in Carlsbad to achieve the Environmentalist level from the California Green Lodging Association thanks to all of the additional conservation efforts that were implemented this past year.“

“Staying in a LEGOLAND Hotel is an adventure in itself and only adds to the overall experience families are treated to when they visit LEGOLAND California Resort,” said Ronchetti. “Adding LEGOLAND Castle Hotel proves how much LEGOLAND California Resort has become a multi-day destination for families with children ages 2-12 wanting to be fully immersed into the world of LEGO®.”

During the hard hat tour, guests received a first look at the 250-deluxe-themed room Hotel as they walked through the Grand Hall, Dragon’s Den Restaurant, Royal Courtyard and got a sneak peek at the three room themes: Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard. While in the Grand Hall, Idris and Ronchetti provided an overview of the Hotel, described key features and discussed the economic impact created by the 200 new job openings for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. Details were also shared about the large LEGO Wizard model that will greet guests as they enter the Grand Hall, a slide that will connect the lobby to the first floor and a knock knock door created to entertain guests.

Inside Dragon’s Den, the head chef shared insight to the dining options available at LEGOLAND California Resort’s only full-service sit down restaurant. Dragon’s Den will include an open kitchen for guests to watch chefs preparing their food, LEGO models, entertainers and locally-sourced food creating a unique dining experience. Breakfast will be included with each guest’s stay and includes made-to-order items along with a buffet.

The Royal Courtyard outside is designed to immerse children in a fairy tale of their own creation with a DUPLO play area for the younger kids, larger play structures for the older kids, giant movie screen for nighttime movies, a stage for live plays and shows, a gradual incline pool and hot tub. The pool bar and grill will offer smoothies, sandwiches and salads prepared fresh to order.

Guests also explored each room theme and had a chance to view one of the 20 suites available. A Resort Master Model Builder greeted guests in the Magic Wizard theme room and treated them to a sneak peek of a few of the 2,100 LEGO models made out of more than three million LEGO bricks that will be featured inside the rooms and throughout the Hotel.

LEGOLAND California Resort is accepting reservations for the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. For more information on booking hotel reservations, please visit: www.LEGOLAND.com/castlehotel. To discover job opportunities for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, please visit: www.LEGOLAND.com/jobs.


LEGOLAND California LEGO Ninjago – Master of the 4th Dimension Premiere Date

LEGOLAND LEGO Ninjago - Master of the 4th Dimension

LEGOLAND California has sent over a press release regarding the new 4D film, LEGO Ninjago – Master of the 4th Dimension. It will premiere will be during LEGO Ninjago Days weekend on January 12. Check out the new trailer and press release below.


4D Film Premieres January 12 and Weekend Continues with LEGO® NINJAGO® Days January 13 & 14

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 3, 2018) – Ready, set, NINJAGO® time! The new 4D film, “LEGO® NINJAGO® – Master of the 4th Dimension”, opens exclusively at LEGOLAND® California Resort on Jan. 12 and will roll out at LEGOLAND® Parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers nationwide throughout 2018. The 12 minute, 4D experience will play throughout the day at LEGO Showplace Theater in the Park.

Kids can join their favorite NINJAGO heroes at a very special dojo training session exclusively at the family theme park! Guests can become part of the 4D action as Master Wu prepares the ninjas to take on the teachings of the mysterious ‘Scroll of the 4th Dimension’ but disastrous consequences strike and Kai, Nya, Lloyd, Zane and Cole find themselves in a whole heap of trouble for not only them, but the whole universe!

In celebration of the all new 4D animated adventure, the weekend continues with LEGO® NINJAGO® Days Jan. 13 & 14. Guests are invited to join in the LEGO NINJAGO fun at the family theme park and meet some of their favorite LEGO NINJAGO Movie characters including Lloyd, Sensei Wu, Kai, Jay and Nya. Kids can also participate in activities such as a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A. and put their ninja gaming skills to the test while playing the brand new “The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie” video game.

LEGOLAND LEGO Ninjago - Master of the 4th Dimension

LEGOLAND LEGO Ninjago - Master of the 4th Dimension

LEGOLAND LEGO Ninjago - Master of the 4th Dimension


LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel Now Taking Reservations

LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

LEGOLAND California has announced that they are now taking reservations for the Castle Hotel for spring 2018. The Castle Hotel is will be the first in the US and it will have over two thousand LEGO models that will be on display throughout the hotel. You can check out the first model the park has revealed in the video below.


CARLSBAD, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2017) – Want to give a child a gift they’ll never forget? Invite them to be one of the first to stay at LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel when it opens in spring 2018! While construction teams work to build the nation’s first LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, Master Model Builders are working just as rapidly building the more than 2,100 LEGO® models for the Hotel including the iconic model of the royal statue that will greet guests as they arrive.

A team of Master Model Builders spent 1,243 hours creating this statue that represents all of the key figures of the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel in one monument: A Wizard, Princess, Jester, Knight, King and Queen are all represented in front of the 250-room, entirely castle-themed hotel. The LEGO model is created from 251,565 LEGO pieces, weighs 1,563 pounds and took 750 hours to develop and build! In fact, because of the size of the model, it took 133 hours to carefully disassemble it and pack it up to ship to Carlsbad, California from overseas.

To book a visit to stay in the Knight and Dragon, Royal Princess or Magic Wizard rooms, visit www.LEGOLANDvacations.com.


LEGOLAND California LEGO Ninjago Days Activities Announced

LEGOLAND California has sent over a press release of some of the details for this weekend’s LEGO Ninjago Days at the park. There are various activities that kids can do
at the park throughout the day and there are even prizes to be won.


Weekend Celebration Kicks Off the Day After “THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE” Launches in Theaters!

It’s ninja time! LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated big-screen animated adventure “THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE,” in theaters nationwide on September 22, with LEGO NINJAGO Days on September 23 & 24. Guests are invited to come join in some LEGO NINJAGO fun at the family theme park and meet some of their favorite LEGO NINJAGO characters, including Kai, Jay and Nya. Guests can also participate in activities such as building a LEGO mystery mosaic, completing a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A. and be one of the first to play “THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE” video game. All activities are included with the price of admission into LEGOLAND California Resort.

September 23 & 24, 2017

LEGOLAND California Resort, Carlsbad, CA

THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Character Meet & Greets
Meet characters from the movie in LEGO NINJAGO World!
10 a.m., 1 1a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

Mystery Mosaic LEGO® Build
First come, first serve! Work together to build a LEGO mosaic and check out our FB page to see it completed!
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Miniland U.S.A Scavenger Hunt
Find the ninjas in Miniland U.S.A. and complete your entry form for a chance to win a LEGO NINJAGO prize pack!
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WB Family GameSpace, featuring THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Video Game
Master new skills and upgrade your weapons in your training to find your inner ninja in this new video game.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


LEGO Ninjago Days Announced for LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND® California Resort and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers

Celebrate the Release of THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE With LEGO NINJAGO Days!

Guests Explore Their Inner Ninja on Select Dates

Join your favorite ninja – Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya – during LEGO® NINJAGO® Days at LEGOLAND® California Resort and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers in celebration of the Sept. 22 opening of the all-new, big screen animated adventure THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE, from Warner Bros. Pictures, in theaters nationwide on September 22nd.

The latest in the Warner Bros. Pictures LEGO franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan, as the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to pull together to unleash their inner power.

In the spirit of this highly anticipated film, LEGO NINJAGO Days is creating epic fun for kids and families throughout the weekends with a themed scavenger hunt, ninja skills challenge, LEGO build activities and so much more! Guests will also have the opportunity to win prizes and attend a meet and greet with Kai, the Fire Ninja, and other characters from The LEGO NINJAGO Movie.
Included with admission to each LEGOLAND attraction, The LEGO NINJAGO Days will vary at each location but at LEGOLAND California, guests can master new skills and upgrade their weapons in training to find their inner ninja in the WB Family GameSpace, featuring The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game!

The fun event will take place on select dates at LEGOLAND locations worldwide in 2017. For a list of planned activities, attraction hours and ticket prices at each site, visit www.LEGOLAND.com.

The LEGO® NINJAGO® Days Schedule

LEGOLAND California Resort (Carlsbad, Calif.): Sept. 23-24
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dates
Arizona: 9/23-9/24, 9/30-10/1,10/7-10/8
Atlanta 10/7-10/9, 10/13-10/15
Boston 9/23-9/24, 9/30-10/1
Chicago 9/22-9/24, 9/30-10/1
Dallas 9/22-9/23, 9/29-10/1, 10/7-10/8
Kansas City 9/23-9/24, 9/30-10/1, 10/7-10/8
Michigan 9/23-9/24, 9/30-10/1
Philadelphia 9/22-9/24, 9/29-10/1
Westchester (Yonkers, N.Y.): 9/22-9/24, 9/29-10/1


LEGOLAND California Announces New LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure Ride and 4D Ninjago Movie

LEGOLAND California

Earlier today, I was invited to LEGOLAND California for some big announcements for the park coming in 2018. The main attraction announced was the LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure which is slated to open summer 2018. General Manager of LEGOLAND California, Peter Ronchetti, stated that the attraction is the park’s largest ride investment and it’s the first of its kind in North America. The ride is a 12 person submarine that takes you on a 4 minute journey though a 300,000 gallon aquarium that is filled with sea life including stingrays, sharks, and other fish.

LEGOLAND California LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure

LEGOLAND California LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure

LEGOLAND California LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure

LEGOLAND California LEGO City: Deep Sea Adventure

Another thing that was announced for LEGOLAND California is a new 4D experience movie called LEGO Ninjago: Master of the 4th Dimension. There wasn’t much information about this movie but it does show the ninjas in their Hands of Time outfits.

LEGOLAND California LEGO Ninjago: Master of the 4th Dimension

LEGOLAND California LEGO Ninjago: Master of the 4th Dimension

LEGOLAND California LEGO Ninjago: Master of the 4th Dimension

Finally, Ronchetti talked about the new Castle Hotel that will be opening in spring 2018. Construction is well underway with the first level already completed and they’re working on the next level. There will be 200 new job openings for the Castle Hotel and for those interested in applying, you can head over to http://jobs.legoland.com/ for more information. The hotels will start taking reservations in September.

LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel

LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel

LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel

LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel

LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel

If you want to check out the press event, I’ve embedded the video below.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 24, 2017) – LEGOLAND® California Resort’s General Manager Peter Ronchetti announced at today’s press conference that 2018 will be a year of enormous growth! In January, a new 4-D movie launches, followed by the opening of LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel in the spring and, just announced, LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is opening in the summer! LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure is Merlin Entertainment’s single largest investment in any LEGOLAND® Park and will take passengers aboard a real submarine where they will be submerged underwater and immersed in an ocean habitat.

“I’m extremely excited for our guests to experience LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride,” said Ronchetti. “For the first time in the United States, we are bringing our guests onboard a real submarine where they’ll go underwater to discover a truly amazing world filled with more than 2,000 different real sea animals, including several species of stingrays and a variety of exotic sharks.”

The ride will open in summer of 2018 and takes guests on a submarine ride looking for lost treasure on a sunken LEGO shipwreck. Among the real sea animals are bright LEGO octopi, marine tropical fish and LEGO scuba divers. Touchscreens at each porthole inside the sub are used by guests to help the LEGO minifigure dive team identify gems, pearls, LEGO gold coins and more throughout the journey. Up to 12 guests will board one of eight submarines that are designed after the LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure line of toys.

The summer exploration ride is opening shortly after LEGOLAND Castle Hotel opens in the spring of 2018. “We are excited to expand our LEGOLAND kingdom with LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, not only for the new adventures it will bring to our guests, but also the new jobs it will create for the community,” said Ronchetti. Ronchetti announced the hiring will start today for 200 new Model Citizens (employees) to work at new premium themed 250-room hotel. Thirty leadership roles are needed including Head Chef, Front Office Manager and Food and Beverage Manager. “We’ll be starting to recruit the other positions as early as December as we’d like to have everyone royally trained and ready to go by the Hotel’s opening in spring!” Some of the positions needed include cooks, valet, housekeepers, entertainers and more. Interested individuals can visit http://jobs.LEGOLAND.com/.

LEGOLAND Castle Hotel will feature three room themes: Knights and Dragons, Magic Wizard and Royal Princess. Bookings for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel begin in September. For more information, visit: www.LEGOLANDVacations.com.

Also opening in 2018: “LEGO® NINJAGO® – Master of the 4th Dimension” starting Jan. 12 in the LEGO® Showplace Theater. The short film combines dazzling 3D computer animation with 4D real-world effects offering guests the chance to go on an amazing new adventure with their favorite ninjas: Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd, Nya and Master Wu.

LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride and LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension are both included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For the most up-to-date information on LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/deepsea2018. For LEGOLAND California Resort ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).


LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) Available at LEGOLAND California

If you can’t wait for the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) to become available at LEGO Stores and on [email protected], you may want to head on over to LEGOLAND California if you live close to it. I’ve been told that they have it for sale early at The Big Store. It’ll officially be released on September 1 and there are some The LEGO Ninjago Movie promos but there’s also a chance that it’ll sell out very quickly so you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of getting it at LEGOLAND.

Thanks to Charlie for the heads up.

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