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Cartoon Network will open first resort hotel in Lancaster in the summer of 2019

Cartoon Network will open first resort hotel in Lancaster in the summer of 2019
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From a press release:

Cartoon Network and Palace Entertainment announced a new partnership this week that will lead to the opening of the first Cartoon Network Hotel in the country, bringing some of the television channel’s most well-loved cartoon characters to life in Lancaster in South Central Pennsylvania.

Joining a global portfolio of Cartoon Network family experiences, the Network’s premier family lodging experience will feature 165 rooms and immerse guests in the animation and antics of characters from shows like “Adventure Time,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Ben 10,” and “We Bare Bears.” Through a combination of character animation and creative technology, the entire property will offer fun and unexpected ways to experience the animated worlds of Cartoon Network from the moment of arrival.

The nine-acre destination will feature an interactive lobby with surprises around every corner, a brand-new resort-style pool and water play zone, an outdoor amphitheater with an oversized movie screen, lawn games, fire pits, and more.

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 (2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster) 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.

Palace Entertainment currently owns and operates more than 20 amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centers across the United States and Australia. The Cartoon Network Hotel will be the first hotel of its kind and Palace’s first time partnering with an international brand on a lodging property.

“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 of Cartoon Network,Adult Swim, and Boomerang. “We can’t wait to be part of many family vacations with the ultimate Cartoon Network experience.”

“This is going to be a game changer,” said Rolf Paegert, chief operating officer of Palace Entertainment. “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.

“We are thrilled to be part of bringing the Cartoon Network experience to Lancaster, evolving the family hospitality and accommodations industry within the region. The new hotel will enhance the tourism in Lancaster, offering several options in hospitality choices for families.”

The hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. The new website,, explains more about what kids can expect:

You’ve never stayed at a hotel like this. Because you’ve never stayed at a hotel where cartoon characters are the employees!

From the front lobby to the kitchen, you’ll see characters from “Adventure Time,” “We Bare Bears,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” and “Ben 10” working to make your stay that much more special… and hilarious.

Enjoy bacon pancakes made by Jake from “Adventure Time.” Let Ice Bear make you a latte.

Watch a cartoon before anyone else in the world sees it at the outdoor amphitheater and movie screen. Swim in the brand new resort-style pool under the careful eye of Gunter the Penguin Lifeguard. Enjoy the lawn games and fire pits from Summercamp Island.

Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the No. 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as “Adventure Time,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Steven Universe,” “We Bare Bears,” and “The Amazing World of Gumball.” Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiative Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe,TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV, and Turner Sports.

Palace Entertainment is one of the leading leisure park operators in the United States and is owned by Parques Reunidos. With parks located in 10 states, Palace Entertainment continues its expansion of brands within the family entertainment sector. It operates Kennywood amusement park in Pennsylvania, Noah’s Ark water park in Wisconsin, Splish Splash Water Park in New York, and Raging Waters in California, among many other family favorite destinations. These parks provide family-oriented and affordable attractions to visitors of all ages, offering a wide range of attractions, such as roller coasters, Ferris wheels, live shows, variable depth pools, water slides, animal shows, miniature golf courses, and arcade games.