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Delayed by pandemic, LEGOLAND NY moves toward 2021 opening

WRGB Albany logo WRGB Albany 10/24/2020 MELISSA LEE

GOSHEN (WRGB) One of the biggest amusement parks to hit the Hudson Valley is gearing up to open.

LEGOLAND NY postponed its original opening in July of this year because of COVID-19.

The 9th in the world, and only 3rd in the U.S., LEGOLAND NY sits on 150 acres, making it the biggest LEGOLAND amusement park ever built.

From Albany - head south on the thruway and it's about an hour and 45 minutes to Goshen, N.Y.

Earlier this year, CBS 6 got an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the warehouse where all the rides were being stored.

The theme park allows guests to journey through seven theme lands, with 50 rides and shows, and 15,000 real LEGO models.

It's a LEGO-lover’s dream come true.

Matt Besterman, public relations manager, said,

“What guests will see when we open is of course we will take stringent precautions for social distancing, masking. You see that in our construction team already.”

The park will have a brand new attraction - the LEGO factory adventure.

The experience takes visitors on a journey to see how LEGO bricks are made.

Creators of the theme park say it's designed for kids ages 2 to 12, but makes everyone of all ages feel like kids again.

“All of our rides and attractions are really meant for the whole family to enjoy together and the great thing about visiting LEGOLAND is everything is interactive, you are building together, riding together, learning together.”

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