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A first look at Legoland New York Resort

Merlin Entertainment have provided a sneak peek at the eight themed lands of the upcoming Legoland New York Resort, which will span 150 acres, via a mini-model of the park made up of over 135,00 Lego bricks. Scheduled for a 2020 opening, the park is touted to cost $350 million, marking it asLegoland New York is Merlin’s largest investment in a single park to date.

The first area, The Factory, greets guests as they pass under the iconic arch. Their first stop is the Great Lego Adventure, a ride which is exclusive to Legoland New York. Guests will be able to feel what it’s like to become a Lego Minifigure as they travel through the manufacturing process and into a box.

In Bricktopia, visitors can work with Master Model Builders to create their own Lego designs and put them to the test to see if they float, fly, or can stand up against the Earthquake Table. There’s also the Imagination Celebration ride, and the musical Stepping Tones.

Aspiring ninja can try their hand at Spinjitzu in Lego Ninjago World, learning to spin, climb, and become a master of the elements before embarking on Ninjago: The Ride.

Heartlake City is the home of the Lego Friends: Emma, Olivia, Stephanie, Andrea and Mia, and guests will get to meet them all at the outdoor stage, then take a balloon ride over Pinefall Woods.

A royal welcome waits at Knights’ Kingdom, home of the Lego Castle and the Dragon Coaster. Younger knights can help a new flock of baby dragons learn to fly at Dragon Rider School.

Lego City lets guests become firefighters, saving the day at Rescue Academy or attending Lego Driving School to get their official Legoland driver’s license.

At Pirate Shores, little buccaneers can climb aboard a galleon in a storm or take a trip on the Rogue Wave Riders to do battle with water spouts and hungry beasts.

Miniland is the heart of every Legoland Park, a massive panorama of Lego built cities from across the country, with interactive features around every corner. Patrons go from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square in just a few steps, and see streets full of animated pedestrians, and a moving subway.

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