Cartoon Network Hotel

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Cartoon Network Hotel
Cartoon Network Hotel Logo.png
General information
Location2285 Lincoln Hwy E
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
OpeningJanuary 10, 2020
OwnerPalace Entertainment
Technical details
Floor count2
Other information
Number of rooms165[1]
Website
www.cartoonnetworkhotel.com

Cartoon Network Hotel is a resort style hotel which is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The hotel is managed by Palace Entertainment who also owns the Dutch Wonderland amusement park across from the hotel, with the hotel's name license from Warner Bros. (the owners of Cartoon Network). This also marked Cartoon Network's second entry into the hotel business after the Cartoon Network themed area in a Taiwan hotel called Hotel Cozzi. It also marked the second time that a kids cartoon channel (uncounting Disney) had entered into the hotel business in the US since the rebrand of Orlando, Florida's Holiday Inn Family Suites to Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn in 2003 (the hotel is now Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark).

The hotel opened on January 10, 2020 and it consists of 165 remodeled hotel rooms, a new resort style pool, kids play area, indoor arcade, coffee lounge, full bar, and a gift shop with Cartoon Network related merchandise.[2]

History[edit]

As Continental Inn[edit]

The Cartoon Network Hotel began as a small family owned hotel called Continental Inn. The hotel consisted of 165 hotel rooms along with a tennis court, outdoor pool and splash area, free breakfast, an indoor pool along with a game room in a separate building called a "Pool House" and a fitness room. It operated until January 2018 when Palace Entertainment, the owners of nearby Dutch Wonderland, purchased the hotel for $4.7 million with the intention of remodeling it into a family friendly resort.

Announcement of new hotel[edit]

In October 2018, it was announced a partnership was made between Turner's then owned Cartoon Network and Palace Entertainment to convert the former Continental Inn into the first Cartoon Network Hotel and it would be open in Summer 2019.[3] But in Summer 2019, It didn't made its opening because it was still under construction. In March 2019, despite the dissolution of Turner Broadcasting System, the new hotel retained the Cartoon Network brand with an agreement with Warner Bros., which became the new owners of Cartoon Network that same month. In November 2019, Palace Entertainment made an announcement that the release date was moved into sometime in Summer 2020, after that announcement, the Cartoon Network hotel added many more details of the hotel.[4] Soon, they moved the original Summer 2020 date to January 10, 2020.

Incidents[edit]

In August 2017, the hotel, then known as Continental Inn, suffered a mechanical fire near the indoor pool around 4:20 PM, and the fire spread, until firefighters extinguished it quickly.[5] During the fire, 2 firefighters were hospitalized for chlorine inhalation. Damage from the fire was estimated at about $250,000.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fakile, Tosin (2020-01-10), Cartoon Network Hotel opens in Lancaster County - take a look inside, retrieved 2020-01-11
  2. ^ Fakile, Tosin (2020-01-10), Cartoon Network Hotel opens in Lancaster County - take a look inside, retrieved 2020-01-11
  3. ^ Boucher, Geoff (2018-10-30). "Cartoon Network Hotel: 165-Room Property Opening In Pennsylvania in Summer 2019". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  4. ^ Writer, CHAD UMBLE | Staff. "Opening delayed for Cartoon Network Hotel next to Dutch Wonderland; announcement expected soon [photos]". LancasterOnline. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  5. ^ "Fire at Lancaster County motel was mechanical in nature". WPMT FOX43. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  6. ^ PRESS, ASSOCIATED (2017-08-07). "2 hospitalized for chlorine inhalation after hotel fire". WHP. Retrieved 2020-01-11.

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