LEGOLAND New York is Coming!
Massive LEGO model of new theme park unveiled
The eight themed lands that will make up the new, 150-acre LEGOLAND® New York Resort in Goshen, New York were unveiled this month.
In true LEGO style, the unveiling involved thousands of LEGO® bricks, that cascaded down like a waterfall to reveal a 10-foot LEGO model of the entire theme park! The model is made of more than 135,000 LEGO bricks and took 20 Master Model Builders more than 1,300 hours to design and build.
Helping to unveil the model and illustrate the Park’s design were a group of local children, including friends and family members of the Park staff and construction team. The children dressed in costumes to represent each land of the Park.
LEGOLAND New York will take visitors on a journey through eight themed lands; The Factory, Brictopia, LEGO® NINJAGO® World, Heartlake City, Knights Kingdom, LEGO City, Pirate Shores and Miniland.
Scheduled to hold its grand opening in spring 2020, LEGOLAND New York will be open seasonally from spring to autumn. The Resort will feature a LEGOLAND Hotel, which will be open year-round. Each of the Hotel’s 250 rooms will be themed to a popular LEGO toy.
“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.”
LEGOLAND New York is Merlin Entertainments’ ninth LEGOLAND theme park, and its third in the United States. At an expected cost of $350 million, LEGOLAND New York Resort is Merlin’s largest investment in a single park to date.