For those who believe there can never be enough Legos, Legoland is coming to New York and it will be the biggest one yet. The park, which will feature more than 50 rides and attractions across 150 acres, will be located in Goshen, New York, roughly 70 miles from New York City.
“This will be the ultimate must-see destination for families in the Northeast,” said Legoland New York’s spokesperson Matt Besterman. “This 150-acre theme park is a multi-day experience with more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions — all designed for kids ages 2-12 and their families.”
The new rides will include a “minifigure experience,” in which guests can experience the Lego toy making experience from manufacturing to unboxing, as well as balloons rides, a Pirate-themed play area, and water rides. The park will also display New York landmarks made from Legos, including the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. There are expected to be at least eight themed lands for visitors to explore. The guest experience starts at The Factory, which features an exclusive ride.
“Once you pass under the iconic arch, you’re in a world that appears to be built of Lego bricks — and your first stop is the Great Lego Adventure!” Besterman said. “This ride, which is exclusive to Legoland New York, will let you feel what it’s like to be a Lego Minifigure, as you travel through the manufacturing process, into a box, and into the hands of a child just waiting to build!”
Other lands will include Bricktopia — “The land with no rules, where all those bricks are put to work to build anything you can imagine!” Lego Ninjago World — “Where aspiring ninjas can master the ancient art of Spinjitzu” and learn how to spin, climb and become a “master of the elements,” and Heartlake City, which will offer a balloon ride over Pinefall Woods.
Guests are welcome to stay at the 250-room hotel, which will be completely decorated with Legos, which will be open year-round.
“The Legoland Hotel is an experience in itself,” Besterman said. “You’ll find a restaurant with a kid-sized buffet table, a castle play area, and children’s entertainment every night. It’s our way of extending the Legoland experience creating treasured memories for families.”
The park though will only be open from April to November. Legoland New York is hoping to open in 2020. Tickets are likely to be similar to other parks, around $89 for children and $95 for adults. The new park will be the ninth Legoland theme park in the world. There are two others in the US, Legoland California in Carlsbad, California, which opened on March 20, 1999, and Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida, which opened on October 15, 2011.