LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New York announces reopening date

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
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By , WCBS Newsradio 880

RIDGE HILL, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — LEGO fans rejoice.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is getting ready to reopen its doors for the first time in over a year.

The attraction will welcome back guests on March 26, which is the day Gov. Andrew Cuomo said indoor amusement parks can open at 25% capacity.

The company said masks and social distancing will be required. They are also implementing enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the day and before each playtime to sanitize frequently-touched surfaces, play areas, and LEGO bricks.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Photo credit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

"The health of our guests and employees is of utmost importance. We are taking proactive steps to provide visitors with a safe, comfortable environment when we welcome them back to LEGOLAND Discovery Center again," said Laura Whitman, General Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. "After over a year spent social distancing, we hope to provide our fans with a day of togetherness, learning, creating, and carefree play."

The center is accepting nominations on its Facebook page for one family to be the first to experience the attraction when it reopens and is also planning to donate one ticket to a local healthcare worker each time a guest shares their visits on social media.

Outdoor theme parks in New York are allowed to reopen at 33% capacity starting April 9, and that has many hoping that the long-delayed LEGOLAND New York may finally open in Orange County.

The Goshen location was originally slated to open last summer, but was delayed due to the pandemic.

A spokesperson told the Times Herald-Record that they are working on developing a reservation system to track attendance.

An official opening date has not been announced.

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