Legoland New York Announces Opening Day
Get ready for brick-tastic fun in the Hudson Valley: The long-awaited Legoland New York Resort has announced a phased opening, with preview days beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021. Tickets go on sale to annual pass holders today; single-day tickets are available to the general public beginning Friday, May 21.
Situated about 60 miles outside New York City in Goshen, the 150-acre park is the biggest Legoland yet. Legoland New York's grand opening was initially set for July 4, 2020, and delayed by the pandemic.
The amusement park, geared toward ages 2-12, is the third Legoland to open in the U.S., joining the parks in California and Florida. It's the first major theme park to debut in the northeast in four decades. Visitors to the Hudson Valley park will be able to explore seven themed "lands" featuring more than 50 rides, attractions, and shows—including a brand-new ride exclusive to the New York location.
During the preview days of Legoland New York's phased opening, six of the seven themed lands will be available and ticket prices are reduced to $49.99. Guests can nab tickets to this special preview period using Legoland New York's online booking portal.
More information about the full opening of the park will be announced in the coming days, but many attractions will be available to visitors during preview days.
Some of Legoland New York Resort's attractions include Lego Ninjago World, Lego Castle, Bricktopia, and Lego City. You'll be able to soar around the kingdom on the Dragon coaster, go for a spin at Lego City's Driving School, shoot water cannons at pirates, hop aboard the Duplo Express, master the art of Spinjitsu at Ninja Training Camp, and lots more.
The new "Lego Factory Adventure Ride" offers a “brick’s eye view” of the creation process of a LEGO Brick.
Its Bricktopia section houses Legoland's new ride, the Lego Factory Adventure, where riders get a mini-figure's-eye view of Lego bricks being made.
Soar over the Lego kingdom on the Dragon's Apprentice.
Following its pandemic-induced postponement in 2020, Legoland developers welcomed the February announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo that theme parks would be allowed to open and promised to follow health and safety guidelines put forth by state and local governments, as well as the CDC, to ensure Legoland is not only a fun destination but a safe one.
“As the first theme park to open in the Northeast in decades, this preview period is our chance to welcome families who have been patiently waiting, giving them a chance to experience Legoland New York in its final stages of completion,” said Stephanie Johnson Legoland New York Resort's divisional director. “After the challenges of the past year, we know families are eager to get out, ride, build, play, learn and spend time together. Through our phased opening approach, we’re able to safely welcome as many families as possible while prioritizing the health and safety of our guests and Model Citizens (staff).”
Annual passes are on sale now on Legoland New York's website.
The Legoland Hotel will offer a variety of themed rooms and play areas.
The Legoland Hotel is also opening this season, so start planning your weekend getaways now. After a day of theme park fun, you can stay in one of its 250 rooms, each with a separate kid's sleeping area and cool Lego themes like Lego Pirates, Kingdom, Ninjago, and even Lego Friends. Aside from being within steps of the theme park, perks include free breakfast daily, in-room scavenger hunts, plenty of bricks to build with, and more family-friendly entertainment.
Michelle Vames contributed additional reporting. Photos courtesy of Legoland New York