LEGOLAND California Resort
San Diego, California
Merlin Entertainment / Blackstone
Park News - (3/18/13) A new construction update video showing off Legoland California as well as the new Legoland Hotel has been embedded below. Check it out.
(3/13/12) A construction update video showing off the latest changes taking place at Legoland California has been posted to YouTube and embedded below. It starts off with a look at the ground work taking place for the Legoland Hotel opening in 2013 and then moved into the park for a look at the Star Wars Miniland expansion and over to Pirate Reef.
(1/23/12) A reader went by Legoland California over the weekend to check out the latest construction sites for the Legoland Hotel, the new ride area and more. Lots of ride down for rehabs as well from the look of things… the Technics Test Track, half of Knight’s Tournament, half of the Police & Fire Academy to name a few. Be sure to also drop down to see the new Pirate Reef update as well after the video.
2013 - Legends of Chima / Star Wars Expansion - (3/11/13) One of our readers visited Legoland California over the weekend and sent in a fairly spoiler free review of the new Legends of Chima 4D film, along with a very important warning.
“I went into this 4D film with an open mind. I knew that this would be a much different feel from past films as it was the first one based sole on one product line, Legends of Chima. Overall I found the experience to be enjoyable to both children and adults alike. The animation itself was very clear, but not quite as flowing as past presentations. The in house effects done inside the theater were the best ever implemented by Legoland. I do have to warn people though, if you're sitting in the first 3-4 rows, prepare to be absolutely soaked! There's a point in the film with you're full-on blasted with a hose of water (clear visable beforehand on stage) for about a minute!
Overall I would recommend seeing Chima. It feels more like a "product advertisement" than past films, but the effects and scenes are still worth viewing.”
(3/8/13) Legoland California will open the new Legends of Chima 4D movie on Friday, March 8th.
(1/18/13) Legoland California confirmed that the park will add Legends of Chima, a new 12 minute animated 4D theater experience. It will open to guests on March 7th. In addition to the Legends of Chima, the park will also add-on a new expansion to LEGO Star Wars Miniland, with details to come later.
(1/9/13) A report over at Orlando Parks News mentions an ad found in the free LEGO Club Magazine that mentions a new 4-D movie will be coming to both Legoland Florida and California in 2013 called “Legends of Chima”, a new Lego Universe which looks like a mixture between Thundercats and Avatar. (See a video all about the new Chima line here.)
2013 - Legoland Hotel - (4/8/13) A nice trip report from the opening of the Legoland Hotel in California has been posted to TPR this week. Check it out.
(2/4/13) New pictures showing off some finishing touches being put on the new Legoland Hotel have been sent out by the park this week. Look for them down below.
(1/25/13) Legoland California has released a video showing off the press announcement showing off Chima 4D and the Legoland Hotel, including some footage shot inside a few themed hotel rooms.
(1/18/13) Legoland California reports (see new
pics!) that their new Legoland Hotel will be ready to open for guests starting April 5th. As part of this, they have begun a national Junior Concierge contest for children between 8 – 12 who have a passion for LEGO, love theme parks, adventure and fun. Six winners will be selected and win a free weekend at the Legoland California Resort with their families and two-day Resort Hopper passes. Plus cool LEGO products! For details on how to apply, click here.
(12/19/12) Legoland California reports that their new official Legoland Hotel is ahead of schedule and will be ready to open on April 5th.
(9/25/12) Legoland California has sent out some new pictures showing off one of the finished Kingdom themed rooms inside the under construction Legoland Hotel, as well as a look at what the Pirate and Adventure themed rooms will look like when finished. The new 250-room Legoland California Resort hotel will open in Summer 2013.
(7/24/12) A new video showing off the progress so far on the Legoland California Hotel has been posted to YouTube and embedded below. Enjoy.
(5/4/12) Legoland California has posted a Behind the Scenes video showing off the Legoland Hotel.
(4/18/12) You can take an online preview of the new Legoland California Resort hotel construction site at a special webcam site set up by the construction company. The site includes current views as well as time-lapse videos. Legoland has also sent out some preview images to Screamscape showing off how what some of the themed rooms (Lego Adventure and Lego Pirates) will look like.
(8/26/11) Legoland California has confirmed that the new LEGOLAND Hotel will open in Summer 2013. The three-story hotel will have 250 rooms, a pool and it’s own restaurant. Construction will begin in October in a site to the right of the main entrance currently used for Bus Parking. The resort will even have its own official website at LEGOLANDhotel.com.
(8/23/11) Legoland California is holding a big press announcement this Thursday (Aug. 25th) where they will have an announcement for “the largest expansion in the history of the Legoland California Resort”. I’m guessing this will be for the hotel, and maybe about that rumored 2012 coaster project.
(7/25/11) I’ve been told to expect an official announcement regarding the launch of the Legoland California Hotel sometime this fall. The hotel, as currently designed, is expected to feature 250-rooms, many with special LEGO themes, as well as it’s own designated entrance gate into the theme park as well.
(10/29/09) The local news reports that Legoland California has won the support needed to build a 254 room Legoland Hotel. No date was set since they want to see signs that the economy is going to fully recover before they start to build it, and then the project will take about 18 months to complete. To be built in two phases, it will be located in the current RV parking lot near the ticket booths.
(1/19/09) Legoland California is asking for permission to build a 250-room Lego themed hotel on the site of their RV Parking Lot. If all goes as planned, construction could take two to three years before the hotel would open and would be built in two phases, starting with only 175 rooms. The hotel will be entirely themed to Lego blocks, complete with Lego themed rooms and other features to extend the theme park experience beyond the gates.