Legoland to open in New York, Merlin Entertainment invest $350 million

Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017

legoBritian’s Merlin Entertainment will be spending $350 in building the third North American Legoland theme park that will celebrate the distinctive multi-colored toy bricks.

 

 

The park will be built in Goshen, Orange County located at a distance of 60 miles northwest of New York City having a catchment area of 23 million people.

 

 

Merlin Entertainment said that the new Legoland is planned to be open in 2020 and will be able to welcome customers between April and November.

 

 

There will also be a250-room Legoland hotel that will remain open throughout the year and will be decorated with Lego models made from its toy building blocks.

 

 

Merlin also operates the popular London’s Madame Tussaud’s waxworks museum.

 

 

The upcoming park will join the Legoland parks in California and Florida which will open more than 1,000 job avenues and 800 construction jobs while it will be built.

 

 

Nick Varney, chief executive, said that visitors from New York, Boston, Philadelphia and beyond will be attracted to the first new major theme park in the North East of the US.

 

An investment of $350 marks the largest investment till date with the third Legoland Park in North America, considered to be the world largest market for theme parks and Lego brand.

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