STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Legoland New York Resort is planning to open in 2021, and when it does there will be exciting rides and attractions, places to eat, and a brand new hotel with themed rooms to stay in while visiting the epic 150-acre theme park.
And, of course, there will be safety and health precautions when the park opens amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
That includes temperature checks upon entrance, required face masks or coverings, social distancing, constant sanitization and cleaning by park staff, as well as hand sanitizer locations scattered around the park. The protocols will also include any other safety measures required by local and state health departments.
You can watch the video above for a look at what you can expect when Legoland New York Resort opens this year.
It will be the first major theme park to open in the northeast in more than four decades. Construction has been ongoing on the park’s final touches as it nears completion in time for the 2021 grand opening. It will also be the largest Legoland Park ever developed by Merlin Entertainment.
Located in Goshen, N.Y., it will be home to seven themed lands and more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions for families with children ages 2 through 12. The resort will be open seasonally — from late spring to early fall, and some educational areas will be open year-round.
You can go on a pirate ship that spins and sways on the Anchors Away ride, or hop on a carousel made out of Lego items on the Brick Party ride, or go on the Duplo Express for a train ride filled with fun learning.
Legoland New York Resort will also introduce the world’s first use of on-ride tracking technology to transform riders into Lego Minifigures. The Lego Factory Adventure Ride will identify attributes of guests and map their position in the virtual space to transform riders into the popular Minifigures.
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And if you want to make it a fun weekend, you can stay at the new Legoland Hotel, also slated to open in 2021. The 250-room hotel is specially designed for families, with imaginative Lego features and themed play areas everywhere you turn — and it’s located just steps away from the theme park.
Hotel guests will be able to enjoy free breakfast daily, kid-friendly entertainment, a heated resort-style pool, and in-room scavenger hunts with Lego prizes every day. Each room will include a separate kid sleeping area, and guests can choose from one of four themes — pirate, kingdom, Lego Friends, or Lego Ninjago.
See the photos in the gallery below for a sneak peek of what the park will look like.
Legoland New York launched its annual pass and single-day tickets that are now available to purchase. A single-day admission to the theme park will retail for $71.99 for adults online (13 years old and up), and $79.99 at the gate. For kids ages 3-12, tickets will retail for $62.99 online and $69.99 at the gate. Your single-day ticket is valid for one year from the date of park opening.
Parking is $20 online, or $25 at the gate.
The annual pass is $229.99 for each individual 3 years old and older. It is valid for 12 months from the first visit to Legoland New York, and includes admission to all Merlin North America attractions for 12 months. Parking is included, and passholders can also get discounts on dining, shopping and more.
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