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The new LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel is now open for a magical 'Knights' stay Print

  • 61 Knight and Wizard themed rooms brimming with LEGO® surprises
  • The hotel at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort houses 2.1 million bricks and 657 LEGO® models

The hotly anticipated LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is now open and welcoming guests to enjoy a magical ‘knights’ stay.

Situated right on the edge of the theme park, the brand new hotel is home to over 2.1 million LEGO® bricks and 657 LEGO models, bringing to life an enchanted world of brave knights, magical wizards and mischievous jesters.

Colourful LEGO touches and models large and small feature throughout; from the astonishing lobby - dominated by a giant floor to ceiling LEGO brick Wizard unleashing LEGO magic from his staff - to the tiny 7cm high LEGO dragonfly models. With LEGO building stations across the Hotel, plus an á la carte Tournament Tavern Restaurant which is home to an impressive 80,500 LEGO brick snoozing dragon and a Jester’s Play Den, guests are guaranteed the ultimate LEGO stay inside the Castle walls.

With separate sleeping areas for adults and up to three children, the 61 magical Wizard and Knight bedrooms are brimming with LEGO surprises too. As well as the bright LEGO wall graphics and magical LEGO models in every room, children (and adults alike) will delight in solving the special clues hidden in the carpet and walls to unlock the LEGO surprises that await discovery in the safe.

Bunting, flags, LEGO shields and an illuminated stained glass window above the bed bring the majestic Knight themed rooms to life, whilst the spellbinding Wizard rooms are bursting with LEGO magic from potion bottles, spell books and mystical LEGO creatures.

Plus there are plenty of extra surprises hidden throughout the Hotel that will enchant youngsters wherever they look - from a talking throne and a chatty LEGO wizard, to magical lifts and even a snoring dragon.

Prices at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel start from £572 for a family room (2 adults / 2 children) including breakfast, access to the leisure and entertainment facilities at the LEGOLAND Hotel, park tickets for two days plus exclusive LEGO gifts and collectables. For bookings and more information visit: www.legoland.co.uk/castle.

FUN FACTS

  • It took a team skilled LEGO Model Makers from LEGOLAND Model Shops across the world months to create the hotel’s 657 LEGO models
  • Over 2.1 million individual LEGO bricks were used to create the models, bringing the total number of bricks on the resort to over 80 million
  • Guests are greeted in the entrance lobby by a spectacular, floor to ceiling, 35,000 LEGO brick wizard unleashing magic from his staff, which comes to life in colour, light and sound at the press of button
  • Each model is individually made by hand and every one of the 61 themed bedrooms features a range of them – from owls and swords to dragons and frogs
  • The rooms have been created around two themes – Knights and Wizards. Each Knight room is home to a 17kg LEGO dragon which took 60 hours to build. Each Wizard room is home to a family of 3 owls which took 90 hours to build
  • Every room contains a safe and children are invited to crack the code by solving hidden clues; then break it open for their exclusive hidden LEGO surprises
  • Each bedroom has a separate sleeping area for children packed full of fun stuff to keep them amused – including, of course, lots of LEGO to fuel their imaginations
  • ‘The Golden Dragon Door’ - the official bedtime storybook for the Hotel - was written by 10 year old competition winner Joseph Parkes from Wiltshire.
  • The Tournament Tavern restaurant is home to an 80,500 LEGO brick snoozing dragon guarding her LEGO eggs in the glowing hearth below. Lit by flickering LEGO torches, can you spot the 8 LEGO mice playing the chandeliers?
  • 900 LED’s light up the stained glass window in the Tournament Tavern restaurant
  • Guests can have fun in The Jester’s Play Den complete mischievous Jester in the King’s Treasure Chest made up of over 70,000 LEGO bricks and weighing 100kg
  • The biggest individual model is a 160,000 LEGO brick knight on horseback standing at 8.5ft tall, designed by 11 year old competition winner, James Waine from Darlington, UK.
  • The smallest individual model is a 7cm high dragonfly
  • Grey is the most frequently used LEGO brick and Lavender is the least

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES

  • Harriet Potter at Clarion Communications hpotter@clarioncomms.co.uk / 020 7323 3203

FACTFILE

  • The new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel opened at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort on 1 July 2017
  • Featuring 61 knights and wizards themed rooms
  • Booking is open, with prices from £572 for a family room (2 adults /2 children) including breakfast, park tickets for two days and early access to select rides in the park. Plus special exclusive benefits including drinks vessels, swim bags, factory bricks and exclusive pop badges
  • For bookings and more information visit: www.legoland.co.uk/castle.

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. (c)2017 The LEGO Group.
  • The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a unique family theme park where children aged 2 -12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. It has over 55 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention a staggering 80 million LEGO® bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
  • There are seven other LEGOLAND® parks in the world – LEGOLAND® Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND® California in the U.S.A, LEGOLAND® Florida, LEGOLAND® Deutschland in Germany, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Malaysia and LEGOLAND Japan.
  • Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season). Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.