LEGOLAND NY invites News 12 for sneak peek of new theme park
LEGOLAND New York is set to open soon in Orange County, and News 12 was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the exciting new theme park.
Altogether there are seven Lego-themed lands and eight restaurants at the 500-acre park in Goshen.
News 12’s Blaise Gomez got a sneak peek inside the Ninjago ride where riders interact with Ninjago characters to help save the world.
Gomez took viewers along for a behind the scenes look at what’s in store during a special preview tour of areas such as Brick Street, Lego Factory Adventure and Lego Castle.
The Lego Adventure Ride is a big attraction given its facial recognition ability to give riders a mini-figure likeness of themselves at the end.
The park also has its own hotel that will have contactless check-in and a digital concierge.
Park staff say it will have a phased opening sometime this summer, since parts like Lego Pirates and Lego City remain under construction.
The Orange County location is one of the largest Legoland locations worldwide. It’s the first theme park to open in the Northeast in decades.
Its opening has also had pushback from local residents who are concerned it's not a good fit for the Hudson Valley.
LEGOLAND was fined hundreds of thousands of dollars this month for several environmental violations.
Theme park reps say they've fixed those problems and are looking forward to opening this summer.
An exact opening date has not yet been released.