Originally set to debut in 2020 but put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Legoland New York will finally fully open to guests on July 9.
The theme park had been open to visitors in a limited capacity and at a discounted price since late May as finishing touches were put on some of the park’s rides and attractions.
Legoland New York is located in Goshen, in New York’s Hudson Valley, about 60 miles northwest of New York City. Currently occupying 150 acres, but with potential to expand to 500 acres, Legoland New York is the biggest of their worldwide parks.
Legoland New York Theme Park Filled With Attractions For Families
With seven themed lands, 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’s geared toward families with children ages 2 to 12.
The park’s website has an interactive page where guests can enter the height of the guest to learn which rides are open to the smallest visitors. Age minimums are also spelled out.
For example, a gentle train ride on the Duplo Express is open to all-sized visitors, but guests under 34 inches tall must be accompanied by an adult. The Dragon roller coaster is available to guests who are at least four years old and 42 inches tall.
Legoland fans might recognize some rides and attractions that are similar to or also found at Legoland California and Legoland Florida, such as Driving School, where children can earn their own special driver’s license, and Fire Academy, where guests race to put out a “burning building” with giant water guns.
Miniland is a Lego replica of several different locations across the United States, so guests will recognize famous landmarks and buildings from New York City, Las Vegas, and even the local town of Goshen. It is composed of more than 22 million Lego bricks.
Exclusive to the New York property is the Lego Factory Adventure Ride, where visitors are “shrunk” to minifigure size and move through a pretend Lego factory on a trackless vehicle.
Also available are the much-loved Legoland treat Granny’s Apple Fries — apple strips dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with a vanilla cream dipping sauce.
As of July 9, one-day admission tickets to the park are $79.99 for adults and $69.99 for children ages 3 to 12. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day, with Tuesday and Wednesday closures and more limited hours beginning later in September through November.
New York’s Legoland Hotel Has Themed Rooms
The on-site, 250-room Legoland New York Hotel is just steps away from the theme park. Choose from themed rooms: Kingdom, Pirates, Lego Ninjago, or Lego Friends. Each room has a separate sleeping area for children that features bunk beds, a trundle bed, and an entertainment center.
The hotel has a heated pool and restaurant. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Children’s activities are offered daily.
Other Things To Know About Legoland New York
- The resort is cashless. Expect to pay for food, drinks, and souvenirs with a credit card, contactless bank card, or Apple Pay.
- The park’s mobile app has details on show times and dining options, and it offers an interactive map.
Coach USA offers round-trip bus transportation to Legoland New York from midtown Manhattan.