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The Golden Dragon Door? Find out more…

Congratulations to Joseph Parkes, 10, who won our nationwide LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel bedtime story writing competition!

Earlier this year, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort launched a nationwide competition for a fantastical, magical and brand new bedtime story to go in every room in its brand new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, which opens on 1st July 2017.

We received hundreds of entries, creating hours and hours of reading for our judging panel, which included TV/radio presenter and mum, Jenni Falconer. Finally, after lots of discussion, we chose a winner – 10 year old Joseph Parkes from Wiltshire.

In his story, ‘The Golden Dragon Door’, Joseph is the hero who goes on a magical mission to help an injured dragon, helped by Guthar, the castle wizard. Jenni said: “Joseph’s story is packed with imagination and humour – it’s exactly the kind of story I would read to my daughter before bed.”

As well as all the print copies of The Golden Dragon Door, Joseph has recorded his story as an audiobook, and he and his family recently enjoyed an exclusive sneak peek of the first completed rooms at the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel.

Joseph said: “When I found out my story had won the competition I jumped around the house and couldn’t get to sleep that night! I hope the children who read it like the friendly dragon and wizard character as much as I do. I loved getting a sneak peek of the new bedrooms; my favourite part was the glowing potion bottles in the Wizard’s room and the stained glass window in the Knight’s room.”

You can read Joseph’s story when the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel opens on 1st July 2017, where it will have pride of place in every bedroom. Knight and Wizard themed rooms also have separate sleeping areas for adults and children, magical decorations and lots of LEGO® surprises including magical LEGO models, lots of LEGO bricks and a LEGO treasure hunt. We can’t wait!

May 2017

Merlin Entertainment