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Legoland to be built in New York

A 170-acre Legoland theme park is to be built in Orange County, New York.

Empire State Development has announce the plans for Legoland New York, which is set to open in 2020. Some $350m will be invested in the project, which is expected to create 800 construction jobs.

The resort will include a theme park featuring  Lego characters and there will be educational components aimed at children aged two to 12 and their families.

New York State has announced an additional US$18m to support the project, including off-site road infrastructure improvements and traffic mitigation measures on Route 17.

Empire State Development president, CEO, and commissioner Howard Zemsky said that the park will generate millions in local investment for the town of Goshen, where it will be sited.  

Goshen town supervisor Douglas Bloomfield said, “I am very happy that Merlin Entertainments has chosen Goshen to build this exciting and unique project, one that will be meaningful to families and children across this community. This project will bring investment and revenue into Goshen, and bring funding and exciting partnerships to our local schools. I look forward to working with Merlin as they build Legoland New York and we are excited for the fun ahead.”

Legoland New York will feature an ongoing commitment to education. The park will offer year-round educational opportunities to school children throughout the region, with programs focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math education. Legoland New York will partner with local schools and colleges to train and employ students interested in careers in hospitality, business, and mechanical engineering. In addition, Legoland New York will offer special programs and discounted tickets to area schools, including all school districts within Orange County.

 

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This article was published on 26 Oct 2017 (last updated on 31 Oct 2017).

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