It’s been in the works for over 18 months, but Merlin announced today that a third Legoland park is coming to the United States, as Legoland New York is officially moving forward! Merlin will bring the new park to Goshen, NY in Orange County. The new park is expected to open by 2019.
“We have spent a lot of time building relationships in the community, listening and responding to concerns, and we are looking forward to building a theme park that will enhance the community and be a tremendous neighbor,” said Merlin CEO Nick Varney. “I am honored to announce LEGOLAND New York is officially moving forward.”
After more than a year of public meetings and hearings in addition to a thorough and transparent review process by officials, LEGOLAND New York has been granted conditional approval of its site plan by the Town of Goshen Planning Board, allowing it to officially move ahead with building the Park.
At the ceremony, Varney spoke about the uniqueness of LEGOLAND parks and reinforced that Merlin picked an outstanding location to construct its newest LEGOLAND Park.
“We are humbled to join the Goshen community,” said Varney. “I can pledge to you that LEGOLAND New York will be a trusted and valued member of this community. I am thrilled that Goshen is the place where we will build our third LEGOLAND Park in the U.S. – the first in the Northeast. I am eager to continue with our $350 million investment with significant more investments to follow in the years to come, providing Goshen, Orange County, the Hudson Valley and New York State with significant economic benefits.”
Every LEGOLAND park features iconic lands and attractions, and LEGOLAND New York will be no different. The park will feature lands based on the Lego brand, and feature millions of Lego bricks. Lego Ninjago, and Lego Friends will join other areas such as Adventure, and Kingdom. LEGOLAND parks are all about bringing imagination and innovation to life, as the park uses huge Lego sculptures, mixed in with fun attractions.
The new LEGOLAND New York will also feature a 250 room LEGOLAND Hotel, which has become a staple at every single LEGOLAND park. The kid friendly hotels feature a disco elevator, themed rooms and of course tons of Lego fun.
The official LEGOLAND website has even been updated to include the coming park, listing it as 2019.
LEGOLAND New York will open in 2019, and will be a seasonally operated park. The new park will operate from April 1st to November 1st, but the hotel will be open year round.
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