These five cartoon-themed resorts are perfect for your next holiday with the kids.
Going on holiday with your little ones is one of the best ways to create joyful memories of their childhood. Make it even more memorable by booking a stay at a hotel done up in a theme based on their favourite toys or cartoon characters, even if only for the last night of your holiday, as a way to keep the expenses under budget. Whether your child wants to sleep in a treehouse, be Barbie, be Harry Potter or the Power Puff Girls, these accommodations have been designed for your kid and the kid-in-you to go “Wow!” when you step in.
The Cartoon Network Hotel in Pennsylvania, USA is only a one-hour drive from Philadephia, and just a bit more than two hours to drive from New York, Washington, DC or Atlantic City. Newly opened in 2020, it offers total immersion into the world of cartoons. With character-themed guest rooms and Dream Suites inspired by Cartoon Network shows such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, and We Bare Bears, it’s like having a sleepover - in a cartoon! Dine in at the Cartoon Kitchen and dig into delicious dishes straight from your favourite shows. Meanwhile, the swimming pools are an adventure themselves. With splash pads, waterslides and towers, and an indoor pool with children’s activities open year-round, the kids are sure to have a splashing good time.
Once you reach Legoland theme park in Johor, Malaysia, you can’t miss the brightly-coloured hotel that looks like it has been made with LEGO bricks, standing right by the park’s entrance. Welcome to LEGOLAND Hotel! Walk up and you’ll be greeted by a green dragon that guards the entrance. As you step into the fun-filled lobby, you will be wowed by a large-scale LEGO castle and LEGO pirate ship. The kids can start playing straight away! Guest rooms, too, are fully LEGO- themed and guests can choose to sleep in their favourite theme décor - whether it’s inspired by pirates, archaeological adventures, medieval kingdoms or the Ninjago television series. All the rooms come ready with flat screen TVs, toy brick sets and bunk beds, plus tea and coffee-making facilities. For dining, guests can choose from Bricks family restaurant, Di Mattoni Italian cuisine, Kai’s Sushi Bar and Coffee@Bricks for that freshly-brewed cuppa for mom and dad.
Created with a cup of fun, a pound of adventure, a bunch of love and a sprinkle of magic, Adventure Suites is a one-of-a-kind upscale hotel created solely to transport guests into the land of adventure. All of the hotel's 17 suites are individualised and decked out according to their themes. Choose from staying in a Movie Theatre, Ancient Rome, a Dragon’s Lair, a Mysterious Cave, a Log Cabin or even in a Treehouse. The kids will love it. Guests booking accommodation in a large group with older children can even stay in the Haunted Castle ─ the only simulated haunted overnight experience in the world! All suites have hot tubs in assorted shapes and sizes, with room service, while meals can also be had at the diner. Meanwhile, adults can relax at the Safari Lounge, Gringo Bar, and the spa.
In the Forte Village of Sardinia, there is an enchanted garden made just for children called Wonderland. Here, your kids will find a children’s theatre, two kiddie pools, Mario’s Village play area with nine playhouses, a nursery for babies to older children, an arts and crafts centre, a vegetable garden, and best of all ─ the Barbie Suite. The Barbie Suite features packages for girls aged 4 to 12 to feel like princesses where they can stay in a Barbie-themed room complete with a Barbie bed set, a toiletry bag (containing a full range of bathroom products), to an exclusive gift and of course, a fabulous Barbie doll. They will also enjoy complimentary activities at the Barbie Activity Center with a chance to learn how to create sparkling jewels and fantastic purses.
Most children know all about Disney cartoons and the classic touches and characters from beloved Disney films. After spending the day at Tokyo Disneyland Park, spend the night dreaming of Disney at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, the closest hotel to Tokyo Disneyland. This gorgeous Victorian-styled hotel, which directly faces Tokyo Disneyland is created and designed with the trappings of magic and enchantment as if straight out of a Disney movie. The lobby is opulent, filled with motifs from the Beauty and the Beast animated film, while all 706 guest rooms are Disney-themed and feature Disney characters. You get to pretend you’re in movies such as Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. There is also the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, which is a beauty salon where the girls are given shimmering dresses and a makeover to transform them into a Disney princess!
Create memories that you will cherish forever and make it a point to bring your kids to one of these cartoon-themed hotels one day. In the meantime, there’s no harm in dreaming a little dream of your next holiday in a magical, faraway land.