One of the earliest casualties of the COVID-19 Pandemic last year was LEGOLAND New York, which was originally supposed to begin welcoming guests last spring, but had to delay its opening for a whole year as a result of the lockdowns and restrictions in New York. And though some worried that 2021 would also see a delayed opening for this brand new theme park, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that as of April 9 theme parks in the state can operate, paving the way for an on-time spring opening.
Right now, there is no official opening date for LEGOLAND New York, a representative for the park has said that they will be sharing information soon about an opening sometime this spring. Of course, COVID-19 precautions will be in place when the theme park does open, with specific safety and operating procedures yet to be announced (but likely including mandatory pasks, queue distancing, etc.).
Work has continued on this theme park during lockdowns, with the iconic LEGOLAND archway having been installed this past January, and all rides and attractions built and basically ready to go. When open, this park will have over 50 rides, shows & attractions, including classic LEGOLAND attractions like The Dragon and LEGO Ninjago The Ride, as well as the Lego Factory Adventure, a one-of-a-kind trackless ride that shrinks guests down to the size of a minifigure! LEGOLAND New York is located right outside of New York City in the Hudson Valley, and its opening will be the first major theme park in the the Northeast in over four decades.
Like other LEGOLAND parks, LEGOLAND New York will largely have attractions aimed at children ages two-to-12 years old. You can learn more about this new park, purchase tickets and/or annual passes, and plan a trip at the LEGOLAND New York website here.