The park would open in Goshen, NY, around 60 miles from the city.
The New York Post reports that, “A planning board in Goshen approved a site plan to build a $500 million theme park based on the construction toy, which would open in 2019.”
Legoland NY would feature a theme park, hotel and aquarium.
Plans have been under review for almost a year and a half. The idea of building a huge theme park in the area has, “divided the tiny Orange County village.” Some concerns from residents are traffic problems, lower quality of life and home values going down. I found this interesting since I’d think an attraction of this nature would increase home prices.
A public referendum might take place in December but that won’t be able to stop Legoland from opening, it could only cause small modifications.
Besides the concerns of some residents in Goshen this is great news for families on the East Coast. Lucas is a huge Lego fan and loved our visit to Legoland earlier in the year. When I mentioned that Lego might be opening in NY, he eagerly asked if we could go!
Have you visited Legoland in Florida or California? If so, what did you think of the park?
Find out more about the new NY location here.