Legoland California to break ground on new castle hotel

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CARLSBAD (CNS) - With help from a wizard, knight and princess, Legoland California is scheduled to break ground today on the second hotel at the resort in Carlsbad.
 
The 250-room Legoland Castle Hotel will include decor featuring knights, princesses, dragons and wizards; a pool area with fountains, slides and play features; and a restaurant befitting the castle theme, according to park officials.
 
The current hotel at the park, also with 250 rooms, opened nearly four years ago with a Lego brick theme.
 
The groundbreaking was scheduled for last week, but was postponed byrainy weather.
 
Legoland California, owned by Merlin Entertainment of London, opened in 1999 and is one of two theme parks of its kind in the United States. The other is near Orlando.
 
Merlin also operates Legoland parks in Denmark, England, Germany and Malaysia.
 
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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Hotel rooms fit for kings and queens will soon be available at Legoland California. 

The Carlsbad theme park will break ground on a new castle-themed hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 11, Legoland California announced Wednesday. The new hotel will feature 250 rooms, joining the park's current 250-room Legoland Resort Hotel.

The medieval addition expands on the park's recent announcement of newly-themed rooms at Legoland Hotel, an expansion to Legoland Water Park, and new Star Wars displays heading to the park later this year.

Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall will also be on-hand to for the new hotel's groundbreaking next week.

Legoland California currently features more than 60 rides and attractions, including an aquarium with more than 5,000 living creatures. 

Legoland California is owned by the Merlin Entertainment group, which also operates Legoland parks in Florida, England, Denmark, Germany, Malasia, Dubai, Japan and South Korea.

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