Main Photo: The Pirate room at the new hotel
Date: April 2020
Location: Goshen, New York, USA
Name: LEGOLAND New York Resort
Owner: Merlin Entertainment, owners of several theme-park related hotels in the UK, such as Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Warwick Castle and globally Legolands in Japan, California and Germany.
Blackstone acquired Merlin in 1999…Merlin buys Legoland in 2005…Merlin floats on the London Stock exchange in 2013 and now owns 130 attractions in 25 countries.
In adherence to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evolving restrictions from state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, LEGOLAND New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainments regret to announce the postponement of the Resort opening until 2021. The measure is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide.
“Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we work with, and the communities we serve,” said LEGOLAND New York Resort Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson. “We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected businesses worldwide. By opening LEGOLAND New York Resort in 2021 we are building an attraction that not only meets our high standards, it also gives our guests the best possible experience.”
All previously purchased annual passes or single-day tickets will be honoured when the Resort opens in 2021. Those who have booked vacation packages through LEGOLAND Vacations will be given the opportunity to be the first to book for the 2021 season.
“We are grateful for the support and understanding from our guests and neighbours as we navigate the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” Johnson said. “We look forward to building unforgettable memories with our guests and their families when we open in 2021.”
Johnson said the Resort will continue to closely monitor the situation and communicate any updates via social media, email and its website.
THPT Comment: Resort officials still plan to hire more than 1,000 Model Citizens (employees) to staff the theme park and hotel, and all hourly employees who received an offer to work for the 2020 season will be invited to join the team in 2021.
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