Legoland New York theme park is fully open on July 9
Originally slated for its debut in 2020 but suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Legoland New York will finally be fully open to guests on July 9.
The theme park had been open to visitors in a limited capacity and at a reduced price since late May as the finishing touches were made to some of the park’s rides and attractions.
The Legoland New York Resort is made up not only of a theme park, but also of the Legoland New York hotel, which will open its doors for reservations starting August 6.
Legoland New York is located in Goshen, in the Hudson Valley of New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York. Currently occupying 150 acres, but with potential for expansion to 500 acres, Legoland New York is the largest of their world parks.
Legoland New York Theme Park is full of family-friendly attractions
With seven themed terrains, from Lego Castle and Lego Ninjago World to Bricktopia and Miniland, the New York Theme Park offers rides, attractions, dining, and shopping for young and old alike, though it caters to families. with children from 2 to 12 years old.
The park’s website has an interactive page where patrons can enter guest height to find out which rides are open to smaller visitors. The minimum age is also specified.
For example, a gentle train ride on the Duplo Express is open to visitors of all sizes, but guests under 34 inches must be accompanied by an adult. The Dragon Roller Coaster is available for guests who are four years old or older and are 42 inches tall.
Legoland fans might recognize some similar rides and attractions or also found at Legoland California and Legoland Florida, such as Driving School, where kids can earn their own special driver’s license, and Fire Academy, where guests run to put out a ” building ‘with giant water guns.
Miniland is a Lego replica of several different locations in the United States, so customers will recognize famous landmarks and buildings in New York City, Las Vegas, and even the local town of Goshen. It is made up of over 22 million Lego bricks.
The Lego Factory Adventure Ride is a New York-owned exclusive, where visitors are ‘shrunk’ to the size of a minifigure and move around a fake Lego factory on a trackless vehicle.
Also available are Granny’s Granny’s Fries Apple Fries – apple strips sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with a vanilla cream sauce.
As of July 9, one-day park admission tickets cost $ 79.99 for adults and $ 69.99 for children ages 3-12. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until Labor Day, with closings Tuesday and Wednesday and more limited hours starting later from September to November.
New York’s Legoland Hotel Offers Themed Rooms
The 250-room Legoland New York hotel is on-site just steps from the theme park. Choose from themed rooms: Kingdom, Pirates, Lego Ninjago or Lego Friends. Each bedroom has a separate sleeping area for children that includes bunk beds, a trundle bed and an entertainment center.
The hotel has a heated swimming pool and a restaurant. Breakfast is included in the price of the room. Activities for children are offered daily.
Other things to know about Legoland New York
- The resort is cashless. Expect to pay for food, drink, and souvenirs with a credit card, contactless bank card, or Apple Pay.
- The park’s mobile app contains details on show times and dining options, and offers an interactive map.
Coach USA offers round-trip bus transportation to Legoland New York from midtown Manhattan.