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Cartoon Network’s First Branded Hotel Will Open In 2019

Cartoon Network’s first branded hotel will open in central Pennsylvania next summer.

The Cartoon Network Hotel is a partnership between the AT&T-Warnermedia-owned children’s network and Palace Entertainment, which owns and operates more than 20 amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centers across the United States and Australia.

The hotel’s 165 rooms will “immerse guests in the animation and antics of characters from shows like Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, and The Powerpuff Girls.” The nine-acre property will feature an interactive lobby, a resort-style pool and water play zone, an outdoor amphitheater with an oversized movie screen, lawn games, and fire pits, among other family-friendly amenities.

More details from the press release:

The experience continues inside, where each guest room and suite will feature interchangeable show theming that can be customized around children’s preferences to make each visit a new adventure. An indoor pool, game room, kids play area, and Cartoon Network store will keep the fun going regardless of the season.

The Cartoon Network Hotel is centrally located along the Route 30 commercial stretch in the heart of Lancaster County and is just steps from the castle doors of Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park.

“With just the right mix of technology, design and animation, we’re aiming to bring our characters to life in a way that we haven’t seen done before,” said Christina Miller, president, Cartoon Network-Adult Swim-Boomerang. “We can’t wait to be part of many family vacations with the ultimate Cartoon Network experience.”

Adds Rolf Paegert, chief operating officer of Palace Entertainment, “This is going to be a game changer. With sleek contemporary designs that parents will appreciate and Easter egg type surprises for kids throughout the resort, the entire family will love this place. Cartoon Network’s stories and themes appeal to everyone in a fun whimsical way.”

A branded hotel inspired by a children’s network is not an entirely new concept: in 2005, Nickelodeon opened a hotel in Orlando, Florida in partnership with Holiday Inn. The hotel, whose history is documented in the video below, removed its Nick branding in 2016 and was converted into a standard Holiday Inn:

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