Legoland is the next park scheduled for upstate New York

Legoland operates six theme park properties around the world.


Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest themed entertainment operator behind Disney unveiled plans Tuesday to build a $500 million Legoland complex in Goshen.

Developers estimate the park will bring 10,000 to 20,000 visitors per day and the creation of 500 new full-time jobs, reports Gannett media.

“We believe that this location, just an hour from New York City and about three hours drive from Boston and Philadelphia, is the absolute perfect site for an entertainment brand as compelling as Legoland,” John Ussher, the park’s senior divisional director, said in a statement.

The entire Legoland resort complex is set to feature more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, plus a 250-room Lego-themed hotel, aimed at families with children aged 2 to 12 years.

Annually, the company says it expects between 1.5 million and 2.5 million visitors per year, which is in line with the visitors numbers in the two AMERICAN parks, Legoland California and Legoland Florida. Merlin Entertainments also operates Lego theme parks in the united kingdom, Germany, Malaysia and Denmark.

If the plans for the 523-acre project approved quickly, Legoland New York can open from 2019.

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