Best Of 2015

Best Building That’s Really Just a Big Toy: Legoland Hotel

Best Building That’s Really Just a Big Toy
1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, 877-350-5346,

Not for the minimalist at heart, this hotel is an overstimulating festival of blinking colors and weirdly interactive mechanical characters. It greets you with a moaning ogre and a spitting dragon, there’s a special spot to stomp on and make a fart noise, and a Lego key opens your monkey-guarded room safe. The elevator is an ’80s disco experience you won’t forget, and the rooms – each themed for a Lego toy line (Pirate, Kingdom, Adventure or Lego Friends) – will make your head whirl.