Legoland New York Postpones Grand Opening until 2021

March 31, 2020, 2:13 PM · Legoland New York today announced that it will postpone its grand opening until next year.

Now under construction north of New York City, Legoland New York had planned to open on July 4. Designed to include more than 50 rides, shows and other attractions on its 150-acre site 60 miles north of Manhattan, Legoland New York was scheduled to open seasonally instead of year-round like its sibling parks in California and Florida.

That meant that if the New York park had to push back its 2020 summer opening too far, it might as well just hold out for a 2021 debut that would introduce a more stable operational schedule for its debut year. The park will announce its specific opening date later.

"Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we work with, and the communities we serve," Legoland New York Resort Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson said. "We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected businesses worldwide. By opening Legoland New York Resort in 2021 we are building an attraction that not only meets our high standards, it also gives our guests the best possible experience."

One of the highlights of the new park will be its Lego Factory Adventure dark ride, which will turn riders into Lego Minifigurines.

All purchased 2020 annual passes will be honored in 2021, and all "model citizens" with job offers for the 2020 season will be invited to work in 2021.

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