Legoland New York has recently given a first look at the park’s eight themed lands that will make up the 150-acre resort in Goshen, New York.
Thousands of Lego bricks cascaded down like a waterfall during the reveal, showcasing a 10-foot Lego model of the entire theme park. The model was made with over 135,000 Lego bricks and took 20 Master Model Builders more than 1,300 hours to design and build.
“This will be the ultimate must-see destination for families in the Northeast,” said Matt Besterman, public relations manager for Legoland New York. “Legoland New York is coming and it’s time to get excited… For those who may only be familiar with our indoor Legoland Discovery Centers, a Legoland Park is on a different scale altogether,” Besterman continued. “This 150-acre theme park is a multi-day experience with more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions – all designed for kids ages 2-12 and their families.”
A group of local children, including friends and family of the park staff and construction team, were on hand to help unveil the model. The kids were dressed in costume to represent each themed land of the upcoming park.
Legoland New York’s eight themed lands:
This is the beginning of the Legoland New York experience. Once guests walk under the arch, they’ll find themselves in a world that looks like it’s built out of Lego bricks. The obvious first stop is the Great Lego Adventure, exclusive to Legoland New York, that will make guests feel like they’re a Lego Minifigure as they travel through the manufacturing process and into a box – before going into the hands of a child to be built!
Bricktopia is the land with no rules, where guests can work with Master Model Builders to build and test Lego creations – no matter if they can ride, float or fly – and see if their tallest tower can stand up against the Earthquake Table. Guests can also enjoy the Imagination Celebration ride, or jump on Stepping Tones to trigger Lego instruments.
Lego Ninjago World
This is where aspiring ninjas can master the art of Spinjitzu. Guests will start in Training Camp, where they can learn to climb, spin and become a master of the elements. Then, they can put their training to the test on Ninjago: The Ride, where they can help defeat the Great Devourer using only their hands as weapons.
Heartlake City is the home to the Lego Friends, Emma, Olivia, Stephanie, Andrea, and Mia. Guests can meet them at the outdoor stage, and then head out on a balloon ride over Pinefall Woods. While there, guests can try some of Granny’s Apple Fries, a classic Legoland treat.
Knights’ Kingdom is home to Lego Castle, and guests will certainly receive the royal welcome here. In this land of princesses and knights, wizards and dragons, guests can try the Dragon Coaster – a perfect first coaster experience for younger guests. Young knights can also help a flock of baby dragons learn how to fly at Dragon Rider School.
This land is home to the Minifigures, and it needs a new set of heroes! Guests can learn to be Lego City firefighters and help save the day at Rescue Academy, or attend Lego Driving School and earn your official Legoland driver’s license. There’s always something to do in this bustling metropolis.
This is the place for young pirates to seek adventure on the high seas! Climb aboard a pirate galleon and hold on tight as storms toss the ship from side to side. Or take a voyage on Rogue Wave Riders and battle with hungry beasts and water spouts.
Miniland is located in the heart of every Legoland park, and is a massive display of Lego-built cities from across the country. Guests can travel from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square in only a few steps, or catch a glimpse of a street full of animated pedestrians and even a moving subway.
The Resort will also feature a Legoland Hotel, which will be open year-round for guests. Each of the hotel’s 250 rooms will be themed to a popular Lego toy, which will be announced at a later date.
“The Legoland Hotel is an experience in itself,” Besterman said. “You’ll find a restaurant with a kid-sized buffet table, a Castle play area, and children’s entertainment every night. It’s our way of extending the Legoland experience and creating treasured memories for families.”
“Legoland New York has been in the works for years and we’re excited to bring this unique family theme park to Goshen!” said Julie Estrada, head of public relations, North America for Merlin Entertainments. “Built on a 500-acre site just 60 miles northwest of New York City, Legoland New York Resort is the first major theme park in decades to be built in the northeast – aiming to be the ultimate family destination for visitors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and beyond.”
LegoLand New York is set to open in 2020 and will operate seasonally from Spring to Autumn.