Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Legoland New York Delays Opening Until 2021

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Citing the "evolving restrictions and guidance of the CDC and state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic," Legoland New York has decided to delay their grand opening until sometime in 2021.  The new theme park was scheduled to open for the first time on July 4th, 2020, and will reveal their exact new opening date at a later time.

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With the country on pause, we've seen all the big theme park players continue to keep their parks closed indefinitely, and the regional players have all moved target reopening dates until the middle of May.  Legoland New York would have come online another six weeks after that, but considering the economic impact the virus will have on the world, it looks like they wanted to rethink that regardless of if the virus subsides in time.

The park has been under construction for some time now, the aerial is from quite a bit ago when buildings were just starting to go vertical.

© Legoland New York
In recent months, Legoland New York has been sharing photos of the park's rides being installed, such as a family roller coaster seen above.  With an original opening date about 3 months from now the park must be in a pretty finished condition, but now they can take a long pause and probably restart finishing construction later on.  Hopefully the greater situation will be better in 2021 for the park to have a successful grand opening.

For now, the park is offering a full FAQ on their website since many day, season, and vacation tickets have already been purchased.