LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT PREPARES FOR ITS GREATEST YEAR OF GROWTH IN 2018 AND INTRODUCES THE SINGLE LARGEST INVESTMENT FOR A LEGOLAND® PARK YET! Print

PLUS… LEGOLAND® CASTLE HOTEL BEGINS HIRING AND ROOM BOOKINGS BEGIN SOON!

CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 24, 2017) – LEGOLAND® California Resort’s General Manager Peter Ronchetti announced at today’s press conference that 2018 will be a year of enormous growth! In January, a new LEGO® NINJAGO® 4D movie launches, followed by the opening of LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel in the spring and LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is opening in the summer! LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure is Merlin Entertainment’s single largest investment in any LEGOLAND® Park. Up to 12 passengers will board one of eight real submarines designed after the LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure line of toys and will be submerged underwater and immersed in an ocean habitat.

“I’m extremely excited for our guests to experience LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride,” said Ronchetti. “For the first time in the United States, we are bringing our guests onboard a real submarine and taking them underwater to discover a truly amazing world filled with more than 2,000 real sea animals, including marine tropical fish, several species of stingrays and a variety of exotic sharks. “

The ride will open in summer of 2018 and takes guests on a submarine voyage exploring for lost treasure on a sunken LEGO® shipwreck. Among the real sea animals are bright LEGO octopi and LEGO scuba divers. Touchscreens at each porthole inside the sub are used by guests to help the LEGO minifigure dive team identify gems, pearls, LEGO gold coins and more throughout the journey.

The summer exploration ride is opening shortly after LEGOLAND Castle Hotel opens in the spring of 2018. “We are excited to expand our LEGOLAND kingdom with LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, not only for the new adventures it will bring to our guests, but also the new jobs it will create for the community,” said Ronchetti. Ronchetti announced the search will start today for 200 new Model Citizens (employees) to work at the new premium themed 250-room hotel. Thirty leadership roles are needed including Head Chef, Front Office Manager and Food and Beverage Manager. “We will start recruiting the other positions as early as December as we’d like to have everyone royally trained and ready to go by the Hotel’s opening in spring!” Some of the positions needed include cooks, valet, housekeepers, entertainers and more. Interested individuals can visit http://jobs.LEGOLAND.com/.

LEGOLAND Castle Hotel will feature three room themes: Knights and Dragons, Magic Wizard and Royal Princess. Bookings for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel begin in September. For more information, visit: www.LEGOLANDVacations.com.

Also, opening Jan. 12 at the LEGO Showplace Theater, “LEGO® NINJAGO® – Master of the 4th Dimension.” The short film combines dazzling 3D computer animation with 4D real-world effects offering guests the chance to go on an amazing new adventure with their favorite ninjas: Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd, Nya and Master Wu.

LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride and LEGO® NINJAGO® – Master of the 4th Dimension are both included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For the most up-to-date information on LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/deepsea2018. For LEGOLAND California Resort ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).

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