Courtesy of Merlin Entertainments Group

The $350-million theme park will open in 2020. 

Talia Avakian
October 26, 2017

Legoland will be opening its first Northeast location, a 170-acre theme park resort, in New York in 2020.

Legoland New York will be located in Goshen, Orange County, about 60 miles northwest of New York City and less than three hours from both Boston and Philadelphia

The park will have a 250-room hotel filled with hundreds of Lego models and millions of Lego bricks, beloved Lego characters, and themed Lego zones to enjoy. 

Visitors will also find more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, including Legoland Driving School, where kids can learn how to drive a Lego car.

A 4-D movie theater will play a variety of Lego movies, while families can check out areas like "Bricktopia," where they can see what developers say will be the "the weirdest and wackiest" structures made out of Lego.

The video below gives you a sneak peek at what the park will look like. 

A Lego replica of New York’s famed sights will also sit towards the center of the park. 

Local schools will be able to take advantage of special programs and discounted tickets, while all Goshen residents will get 50 percent off admission. There will also be educational programs in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math offered to children throughout the year. 

As a way to give back to the Goshen community, the park will also donate 50 percent of its sale revenue to the town for two full days each year.

New York State will also help facilitate the opening by investing $18 million into the project. The money will go towards renewing highways and bridges across the state to make getting to and from the location easier.

The park will be open from April to November each year, and the hotel will be open year round.  

Legoland New York will be Merlin Entertainments' highest investment on a single park to date, costing a whopping $350 million to create. 

Ticket prices will be announced in the future, though customers can expect them to align with the admission prices of other Legoland parks (about $89 for children and $95 for adults). 

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