Legoland New York Resort has delayed its opening date until 2021. The world’s largest Legoland theme park was set to welcome guests from July 4, 2020, before the global outbreak of COVID-19.
In a statement, Legoland New York said the opening will be postponed “in adherence to the evolving restrictions and guidance of the CDC and state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic”.
The statement added that the decision is “consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide”.
“In this unprecedented and challenging time, nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our guests.”
Legoland New York to open in 2021
Visitors who have purchased an annual pass or single-day ticket can use them when the attraction opens in 2021
Legoland New York Resort will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation “in close communication with state and local authorities”.
“We are grateful for your support and we can’t wait to build unforgettable memories with you and your family in 2021,” the statement said.
The theme park resort will boast more than 50 rides within eight lands, which include Bricktopia, Lego Ninjago World, Knights’ Kingdom, Lego City, Pirate Shores, and Miniland.
Legoland NY continues to monitor the situation
Legoland New York is being built on a 500-acre site in Goshen, New York – 60 miles from New York City. It will also feature shows and attractions, and a 250-room Legoland Hotel.
Legoland New York, Holovis and ETF Ride Systems recently unveiled Lego Factory Adventure, the world’s first ride experience featuring technology that turns visitors into Lego Minifigures.
Meanwhile, the LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Group have joined forces to create two initiatives to address the critical needs of children amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The first initiative is a $50 million donation by the LEGO Foundation to support children most in need and ensure they have access to learning through play.
The second initiative is the creation of #letsbuildtogether on social media and online, as a way to share building ideas, daily challenges, and retro builds.