Awesome Thrills & Chills

By Jeff & Stephanie Sylva

Just an hour’s drive from Midtown is the third LEGOLAND® Resort located in the U.S. Like its sister parks in California and Florida, this Goshen, NY theme park is exciting for all ages. It offers rides and thousands of LEGO® models made from millions and millions of LEGO® bricks and a hotel to boot!

Kids and adults can ride, climb, splash, and build their way through seven themed lands at LEGOLAND® Resort New York. Be ready for a fun day, as various rides, attractions, and shows will keep you busy all day. The rides vary from gentle ones like the LEGO® Factory Adventure Ride, the Brick Party Carousel, and the DUPLO® Express train ride for younger guests to exciting ones like The Dragon rollercoaster, Rogue Riders, and NINJAGO® The Ride. There will never be a dull moment when visiting this park. In addition to rides, the park has a full schedule of live shows featuring many of the LEGO® characters and Minifigures and a number of 4D movie experiences. 

See entire cities all in one day at MINILAND. Take in ten destinations of fantastic scenery and city skylines—all built out of LEGO bricks (22,231,368 of them… give or take a few). You will be amazed at the recreations of many well-known buildings and neighborhoods of New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and more. 

Many rides, shows, and attractions are interactive, encouraging kids to be involved. This is part of LEGOLAND®’s “Kids First” approach. The theme park has several locations where guests can build creative LEGO® structures with guidance from a LEGOLAND® Master Builder. Kids looking to add to their Minifigure collection are encouraged to trade them with staff members or at one of the many Minifigure trading posts throughout the park. 

Are you tired yet? No worries. You can meet various favorite LEGO® characters at Meet & Greets throughout the park. Download the LEGOLAND® New York App for scheduled times. The App also has a wealth of information, including advice to navigate the park, show times, ride wait times, reservations for ride times, and dining menus.

Brick-or-Treat, LEGOLAND® New York’s special Halloween event, is scheduled for weekends beginning September 24 and ending October 30. Brick-or-Treat will unveil four bewitching new shows, new monster characters, treat stations, themed décor, ghost scavenger hunts, and the premiere of the exclusive 4D Halloween movie, “The Great Monster Chase!”

LEGOLAND® New York’s first ever Christmas Bricktacular is set for select weekends beginning November 24 through December. This seasonal event will feature unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO® activities, twinkling lights, and more.

Here’s the perfect way to extend your LEGOLAND® experience for more than one day. Stay just steps away from the park at the LEGOLAND® Hotel. Check-in is contactless, either online or kiosk-based. Most of the lobby is an inviting Castle play area, also serving as the location of nightly children’s entertainment. The concierge desk features a wall displaying more than 5,000 LEGO® Minifigures. 

The 250 rooms come in a choice of four LEGO® themes—Pirate, Kingdom, LEGO® Friends, and LEGO® NINJAGO®. Each has a separate sleeping area for kids, with bunk beds, a trundle bed, a LEGO® play bin, and their own TV. In addition, there are 153 premium rooms, seventeen suites, and three family suites. 

Kids will love searching their room for clues in a special treasure hunt that allows them to unlock the room’s treasure chest for some LEGO® goodies. Information and entertainment are at your disposal with the voice-activated digital assistant (Google Nest). You can order any hotel service you may need, from room service to more towels. Your assistant can even tell an immersive bedtime story!

The whole family will marvel at the more than 2,000 LEGO® models created from millions of LEGO® bricks found throughout the hotel. The LEGO® Creative Workshop on the first floor offers complimentary classes (by reservation) with accurate Master Model Builders. A heated outdoor, resort-style pool features a zero-entrance design with a maximum depth of four feet.

DINING  Hotel dining includes Bricks Family Restaurant, open for the complimentary buffet breakfast for hotel guests and a family-themed dinner. In addition, the Skyline Bar, which is adjacent to the Castle play area, is a perfect spot for Mom and Dad to relax with drinks, lunch, or dinner while the kids play in the Castle.

For more information on LEGOLAND® Resort New York, visit

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