Located in the Hudson Valley town of Goshen – about 60 miles from New York City – Legoland New York recently reopened and is ready to welcome back fun-loving families. Here's why it should be on your must-do list this year.
What’s New at Legoland New York
Cool off at the new Water Playground, which has mini water slides, a splash pad, a dump bucket, and an area to build your own Lego boat. When you’re done splashing and boat building, fuel up at a new dining venue between Miniland and Ninjago World.
On the entertainment front, carve out time for three new shows called Academy of Arrrrr, Detective Trace, and Earth BEAT! in the park’s Lego City and Pirates areas. The fun continues for the holidays with the resort’s Fourth of July fireworks display called Red, White & Boom. In the fall, the adorably named Brick-Or-Treat Halloween event returns for select weekends with trick or treating, exclusive character meet and greets, costume contests, dance parties, and more. Legoland New York will remain open through December for its Holiday Bricktacular, where guests can meet Santa, take part in special activities, enjoy special treats, and see twinkling light displays.
Additionally, Legoland New York (the entire theme park and hotel) has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to become a Certified Autism Center. All staff has been trained in autism sensitivity and awareness, and detailed sensory guides have also been developed. Children and families in need of some quiet time can utilize the Quiet Rooms – which have dimmable lighting and sensory swings – inside of DUPLO Family Care. Those requiring additional assistance to ensure an enjoyable visit can contact LLNY.Experience@legoland.com.
What Tickets Cost at Legoland New York
If purchased in advance online, one-day Legoland tickets are priced from $67.99 each; if bought at the gate, they’re $89.99 apiece. Looking to make multiple visits this year? Opt for an annual pass, which starts from $149.99.
What You Get at Legoland New York
With the cost of admission, the whole family will have access to the cute rides, attractions, and shows spread across the theme park’s seven areas – check out scaled versions of some of the Big Apple’s iconic landmarks in Miniland; defeat some villains on the NINJAGO The Ride; get a little bit of airtime on The Dragon roller coaster; and more. For dining, options range from pizza and tacos to barbecue, hot dogs, and more fare – including, of course, sweets.
Where to Stay at Legoland New York
A great feature of the resort is that it has a themed on-site hotel located right at the park’s main entrance, meaning guests staying here will get early admission to the park; rates are from $299 per night and include breakfast, parking, and a souvenir. A vacation package that includes an overnight hotel stay and two-day park tickets is available from $177 per person.
The Bottom Line
The park is designed for children ages 5-9, but kids at heart will no doubt find something to love here.