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This is where the new Legoland will be opened

by LLB Reporter
26th Oct 17 10:38 am

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Merlin Entertainments, one of the world’s leading visitor attraction operators, officially announces that it will open a LEGOLAND Park in New York, its third in North America. Expected to open in 2020 and ideally positioned within a two-hour catchment of 23 million people, the park will be located in Goshen, Orange County, 60 miles north-west of New York City.

LEGOLAND New York, which will be fully owned and operated by Merlin, represents a total Company investment of $350m (c.£265m), and will include a 250-bedroom LEGO themed hotel from the outset. With good transport infrastructure, the park is within an hour and a half of Manhattan and less than three hours from Boston and Philadelphia. The 500+ acre site provides exciting long term expansion opportunities. The announcement builds on the success of other North American LEGOLAND Parks in California and Florida.

LEGOLAND New York was officially announced by Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney and Empire State Development President, CEO, and Commissioner Howard Zemsky in Goshen yesterday afternoon, with more than 200 officials, community leaders, and local school children in attendance. On 19 October, Merlin was granted approval of its site by the Town of Goshen Planning Board, which will allow it to officially commence building. This follows nearly a year and a half of public meetings and hearings, and a thorough review process by the Planning Board.  The project will also receive support from New York State government by way of conditional grants and infrastructural development. 

Once completed, LEGOLAND New York will be open seasonally from April to November. The LEGOLAND Hotel, which will be open all year round, will be a LEGO world immersive experience, featuring hundreds of LEGO models made from millions of LEGO bricks.

The resort is expected to generate more than 1,000 jobs in addition to 800 construction jobs in its development.

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