The brick empire is expanding: A brand new Legoland is coming to New York.
LEGO just announced that the company’s newest theme park will open in 2020 in the Hudson Valley town of Goshen, which sits about 60 miles northwest of New York City. Following a unanimous vote last week by Goshen’s planning board, construction is set to begin on the massive LEGO-themed park. Now, Northeasterners won’t have to travel all the way to California or Florida just to get in on the fun of LEGOLAND.
Much like the brand’s other theme park, the 170-acre, $350 million park and resort will feature LEGO characters and rides, educational programs for children ages 2 to 10, and a 250-room LEGO hotel that’ll be open year-round. The park will be the third LEGOLANDin the United States, and the ninth worldwide. It’s expected to attract between 1.5 million and 2.5 million people each year.
Empire State Development President, CEO, and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “LEGOLAND New York will further anchor the Mid-Hudson region as a top-notch destination for visitors to New York State.” 2020 can’t come soon enough.