You might think staying overnight at a theme park hotel offers the similar ease of access of staying at an airport hotel.
Right, but also wrong, of course.
While airport-near hotels offer the same type of close proximity to what you really want (ease of airline boarding, at the airport, or quick access to theme park rides), there are huge differences.
Theme park hotels don’t leave your preferences to chance, as airport hotels might.
Theme park hotels offer all kinds of added goodies that go well beyond free breakfasts.
Of course, they cost more as well.
But there’s no shortage of theme park-goers willing to pay the price.
All of this brings us to LEGOLAND’S entry into the “real destination” category. They did this by opening their first theme park hotel, the LegoLand Florida Hotel.
Predictably, it is geared to kids.
So do you want to stay there?
Prices start at $229 a night. But that price can go way, way up. Themed suites can cost $1,195 a night,
For purposes of comparison, Legoland’s location near Winter Haven (or about 40 miles and a leisurely one-hour drive from Disney), has far cheaper hotels. A quick check found some at prices of just $59 at this time of year.
When it comes to where to spend the night, Disney is the champ. It has 25 hotels of its own hotels. Prices range from “moderate” to luxury. Universal only has four choices, generally expensive.
Does Legoland Compare to Disney?
But theme park people are very aware of how hotel stays help the bottom line. The simplest reason is that the longer you stay, the more you will spend.
But the perks offered at both Disney and Universal are somewhat similar: free transportation, extended hours to see the parks, skipping lines, and others.
So whether or not you want to stay at LEGOLAND’S new hotel depends on your own budget and preference.
But to help you decide, here are major questions and answers:
Answer: You should be a fan. The 152-room LegoLand Florida hotel is made up of bricks, two million of them. The lobby is also home to a castle play area complete with a pirate ship surrounded by a moat filled with Lego bricks. There are also more than 2,000 Lego models to explore throughout the hotel.
Specially for Kids
Priority Park Access among Perks