Britain’s Merlin to open $350 million Legoland in New York state

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(Reuters) – A third North American Legoland thesis park celebrating a particular multi-colored fondle bricks is to be built in New York state in a $350 million investment by Britain’s Merlin Entertainments, a association pronounced on Thursday.

The park dedicated to a children’s fondle favorite will be built in Goshen, Orange County, 60 miles northwest of New York City and portion a catchment area of 23 million people.

Merlin, that operates attractions such as London’s Madame Tussauds waxworks museum, pronounced a new Legoland was designed to open in 2020 and would acquire business between Apr and November.

It will be built along with a 250-room Legoland hotel, open all year and flashy with hundreds of Lego models done from a fondle building blocks.

The park, that joins Legoland parks in California and Florida, is approaching to emanate some-more than 1,000 jobs, as good as 800 construction jobs as it is built.

“Legoland New York is a initial new vital thesis park in a North East of a U.S. for several decades, and is ideally located for visitors from New York, Boston and Philadelphia and beyond,” Chief Executive Nick Varney said.

“At $350 million it is a largest investment in a singular park to date, and a third Legoland Park in North America, a world’s largest marketplace for thesis parks and a Lego brand.”

Reporting by Elisabeth O’Leary in Edinburgh; Editing by Kate Holton and David Holmes

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