Merlin Entertainment is planning to build their ninth LEGOLAND Theme Park and Goshen, New York is the target location. The project advanced last night when the Goshen Town Board approved a plan to allow commercial entertainment as well as the sale of town properties to Merlin.
The LEGOLAND facility is said to cost $500 million and will be constructed along Route 17 on 153 acres of a 523-acre site. Along with the theme park, Merlin plans to build a 250-room hotel on the property as well.
The facility will open from April 1 through Halloween annually and is expected to host 2 million visitors each year.
The project did receive some pushback from locals at the Goshen Town Board hearing, but the board decided that it was a minority that was against the potential theme park. In the end, the board voted 4-1 in favor of the project.
The new facility will be the third LEGOLAND location in the U.S. when it opens in 2019, provided the project gets final approval from the town.
Source: Daily Freeman News