Due to the ongoing virus crisis, the grand opening of the new Legoland New York theme park and resort has been put on hold until 2021.
Originally scheduled to open July 4, 2020, the opening has been delayed until sometime in 2021. No specific date has been revealed at this time. According to the Legoland New York website:
In adherence to the evolving restrictions and guidance of the CDC and state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are delaying the opening of Legoland New York Resort until 2021. This move is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide. In this unprecedented and challenging time, nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our guests.
“Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we work with, and the communities we serve,” said Stephanie Johnson, divisional director for Legoland New York Resort. “We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected businesses worldwide. By opening Legoland New York Resort in 2021 we are building an attraction that not only meets our high standards, it also gives our guests the best possible experience.”
Guests who have purchased single-day tickets or annual passes will be able to have them honored once the park opens next year. Those who have booked vacation packages through Legoland Vacations will be given the chance to be the first to book for the 2021 season.
The resort still plans to hire more than 1,000 Model Citizens (employees) to staff the theme park and hotel, and all hourly employees who received an offer to work for the 2020 season will be invited back in 2021.
“We are grateful for the support and understanding from our guests and neighbors as we navigate the challenges caused by the [virus],” said Johnson. “We look forward to building unforgettable memories with our guests and their families when we open in 2021.”
More information can be found at Legoland.com/New-York.