Legoland New York Is Coming & It's Going to Be Awesome
Lego is building. And building. And building. Legoland New York, located 70 miles away from NYC in Goshen, is going to be the biggest U.S. location to date—with 50-plus rides, attractions, and shows spread over 150 acres. We’re most excited about some rides that will be in New York, but not the park’s other two locations in Carlsbad, California, and Winter Garden, Florida.
The park was originally planned to open on July 4, 2020 but that date has now shifted to 2021 per health recommendations related to COVID-19. “We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected businesses worldwide," says Legoland New York Resort Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson in a press release. "By opening Legoland New York Resort in 2021 we are building an attraction that not only meets our high standards, it also gives our guests the best possible experience.”
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In the Great Lego Adventure, your kiddos will get to feel what it’s like to be a Minifigure, as they travel through the manufacturing process, into a box, and into the hands of a child waiting to build. Then in the Heartlands City Balloon Adventure, they can take a balloon ride over Pinefall Woods, the home of Lego Friends like Emma and Mia. And over in the Pirate Shore section, kids can take a trip on Rogue Wave Riders to do battle with water spouts and hungry beasts.
Fortunately, the park will also include favorites from the other parks, including a Dragon Coaster that’s a great size for elementary-school kids and Lego Driving School, where they can steer around a course will proudly show off the license they receive at the end. Don’t worry—everyone passes! Your mini ninja will also go crazy for Ninjago World, which features a training camp where kids will learn to spin, climb, and be a master of the elements.
When your squad needs a break from the rides, you can stroll around Miniland, filled with familiar landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Times Square, made from Lego Bricks. Or wander over to Heartlake City for Granny’s Apple Fries—cooked Granny Smith apples, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and served with a vanilla dipping sauce! We’re marking our calendars for the July 2020 opening. How about you?