Legoland is growing brick by brick. Following its recent announcement to build a water attraction, the Carlsbad theme park won approval from the city to build a Lego-themed hotel.
The Carlsbad City Council approved the 254-room hotel outside the entrance to the park on the site of an existing parking lot. It will include a restaurant, bar, nightclub, entertainment stage, Lego clock tower, gift shop and a swimming pool, according to Examiner.com.
Before construction can begin, the plan must also win approval from the California Coastal Commission, which regulates construction along the state's coast.
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Legoland hopes to continue the parks expansion and attract more tourists. Last summer, the park added a 36,000-square-foot, two-story aquarium that houses more than 200 species of sea life, according to the LA Times. In September, the park submitted plans to the city to build a 5.5-acre water attraction in the park's northern section.
Once construction begins on the hotel, park owners estimate it will take about 18 months to complete.