The opening of Legoland New York was announced by Nick Varney, Merlin Entertainments chief executive officer at the Palacio Catering and Conference Centre in Goshen.
After a short speech, 30,000 Lego bricks cascaded on to the stage and 1,500 balloons were released before an audience of school children.
“We have spent a lot of time building relationships in the community, listening and responding to concerns, and we are looking forward to building a theme park that will enhance the community and be a tremendous neighbour,” said Varney. “I am honoured to announce Legoland New York is officially moving forward.”
The 500-acre theme park, believed to cost around $350m, according to abc news, will feature a 250-room. It’s expected to attract 2 million visitors every year.
The new park will open from 1 April until 1 November. Full Story: Blooloop