Legoland California (Flickr: C Jill Reed)
Legoland California in Carlsbad, CA

 

The folks behind Legoland California are set to undertake what could be the costliest expansion project yet for the famous theme park. Construction is set to begin on a long-promised themed hotel on the park grounds later this year.

 

The Lego-inspired hotel will be the first of its kind in the United States, though a 176-room Lego hotel already exists at another park location in Denmark.

 

The hotel will be a costly but wise investment, according to Legoland officials. They are hoping a hotel on site will keep folks arriving on flights to San Diego to stick around the expansive park for more than one day at a time.

 

Park planners argue that with Legoland’s ever-increasing reach, it is becoming harder for families to see everything in one day. Since opening in 1999, Legoland California has embarked on a number of ambitious expansion projects, the latest of which resulted in the $20 million SeaLife Aquarium just a few summers ago. 

 

Source: SignOnSanDiego

Flickr: C Jill Reed

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