Good news for your child and your inner child – a new hotel is set to debut in 2020, and it’s based on everybody’s favourite kid’s cartoons.
Next summer will see the launch of the world’s first ever Cartoon Network Hotel, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, starring breakfast TV staples like Ben 10, Adventure Time, and The Amazing World of Gumball.
The property used to be a Continental Inn, and all 165 rooms have now been splashed with colourful cartoon characters. Each comes equipped with a wide roster of themed decor – wall art, bed sheets, cushions etc. – and can even be customised to incorporate extra elements from your favourite show.
Super-fans can book out one of the Dream Suites – four upstairs rooms decked out with next-level merchandise and furnishings, inspired by Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, and Ben 10 respectively.
The fun-focused facilities include a Cartoon Network store selling everything from flip flops to phone cases, a ‘Finn Face’ outdoor cinema screen, and a fire pit for cooking s’mores. Best in show is the Omnicade – a 24-hour fun-room featuring fairground favourites like air hockey, and two ultra-modern virtual reality pods.
A peek out the backdoor reveals the Adventure Time-themed Land of P’oool – an outdoor swimming area with snack stands and frozen smoothies, alongside wine and beer for adults. Beyond the bounds of the grounds, the hotel has negotiated discounts for guests at the nearby Dutch Wonderland theme park.
Even the food is 2D-inspired: The Cartoon Kitchen serves dishes straight from the screen (Adventure Time bacon pancakes, anyone?), and the We Bare Bears-branded ‘Bearista’ cafe dispenses coffee and snacks.
Bookings are now open for June 2020. Rooms start at $289 (€262), while the Dream Suites start at $489 (€444).