LEGOLAND New York Resort to Open on July 4, 2020

John Jordan | October 2019

LEGOLAND New York Aerial Rendering

GOSHEN—While construction continues in earnest at the property and on a new adjacent exit on Route 17 here, LEGOLAND New York announced on Oct. 2 that it will stage its grand opening celebration on July 4, 2020.

“The Fourth of July means family,” said LEGOLAND New York Public Relations Manager Matt Besterman, “and at LEGOLAND theme parks, families can ride, climb, play, learn and build together. At the same time, kids can celebrate their own independence by riding their first roller coaster, the Dragon, or driving their first car at LEGOLAND Driving School. We’re thrilled to invite families across the northeast, the country and the world to make our theme park a tradition for summer fun.”

“Our Park is in high gear and we’re on track for opening,” said LEGOLAND New York Senior Divisional Director John Ussher. “Buildings are going up, concrete is being poured and construction is buzzing across our site. Ride components, such as the track for our Dragon coaster, are arriving in Goshen to be installed.”

He added, “Our LEGO models—more than 15,000 of them—are being shipped to our site from Merlin Magic Making workshops all over the world. This is truly a global effort, with thousands of people working together to build the ultimate LEGO theme park destination here in the Hudson Valley.”

LEGOLAND New York Resort will be the largest LEGOLAND theme park Merlin Entertainments has ever built, with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions across seven themed “lands” on 150 acres.

The resort will not include a water park, although officials note that many of the rides will have a water feature.

A 250-room fully-LEGO themed hotel will be a component of the resort. The year-round hotel is scheduled to open in 2021.

The theme park also announced that its three tiers of Annual Passes are on sale starting at $119.99, along with single-day tickets starting as low as $62.99. All are available for purchase on LEGOLAND New York’s website at www.LEGOLAND.com/New-York.

Details about grand opening celebrations will be announced in 2020, Besterman said. “The opening of the first major theme park in the Northeast in decades is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you can be sure we’ll throw a star-spangled party to celebrate it!”

John Jordan
Editor, Real Estate In-Depth