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Brace yourselves, winter is coming! It’s that time of year when the leaves are falling, the air is chilly, and change is happening at LEGOLAND New York Resort. Due to being a seasonal park, there will be some operational changes as the end-of-season approaches.

Here is what you can expect when you visit in November!

All 7 lands are open, but three rides will be closed.

Climb, build, and play your way through the seven themed lands. However, the three water-based rides will be closed for the season:

  • Splash Battle
  • Rogue Riders
  • Coast Guard Academy

All other rides will be operational, weather permitting.

Food Guide

Some of the food-stops are closing shop for November, but the doors are still open for your favorite places! Below are the locations that are open throughout November.

  • Brickolini’s Pizza & Pasta
  • Granny’s Apple Fries
  • Coca-Cola Freestyle Stations 1 AND 2
  • Brickbeard’s Food Market (beverage only)
  • Brick Street Café (drinks & limited snacks)
  • Smokey’s Brick-B-Que has now become “Smokey’s Food Hall” which will serve
    • Salads
    • Burgers
    • Chicken Tenders
    • Tacos
    • Dessert
    • & More!

All other food locations will be closed for the rest of the season.

Please download the LEGOLAND New York Resort app and follow us on social media to stay up to date with our seasonal closures. Keep an eye on our website for our December updates.

Grab your warm jackets and get ready for fall fun!

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You may have heard a lot of conversation this week about how you should donate your Halloween pumpkins instead of throwing them away. It turns out there is something you can do with your unused pumpkins that can make some rescue animals really happy.

Squirrels, deer, woodchucks, and even goats really enjoy being able to chow down on a pumpkin. Hudson Valley farm markets often donate their unsold pumpkins to area farms so that livestock can have a seasonal treat. Pumpkins can make an extremely healthy snack for a variety of animals.

LEGOLAND New York Donates Pumpkins to Animal Shelter in Middletown, NY

Some farms will leave their pumpkins back out in the field, so they help plant next year’s crop, but others gather up their leftovers and head for the nearest hungry crowd. It’s not just farms that sell pumpkins that make these donations. There are also Hudson Valley businesses such as LEGOLAND New York that use pumpkins for decoration and once Halloween is over, they make a donation of pumpkins post-Halloween. When those giant orange orbs are left uncarved, they make the perfect meal for some hungry animals.

LEGOLAND New York Donates Pumpkins to Animal Shelter

LEGOLAND New York recently gifted their leftover pumpkins to Pets Alive an animal sanctuary in Middletown. Pets Alive shouted out LEGOLAND New York for their generosity with a big thank you on their Facebook page. I reached out to LEGOLAND New York to find out just how many pumpkins were donated but they haven’t responded yet, so we will update you later with that information.

The donation of the pumpkins has been a real treat for the goats who call Pets Alive their home. FYI later this year, you should think about donating your real Christmas tree, they are a goat treat too.

Hannaford in Middletown Sells Bags to Help Animal Sanctuary

So, if you still have a pumpkin kicking around why not donate it to a hungry goat? And if you are all out of pumpkins but you still want to help Pets Alive and the animals, they care for then think about buying one of the Middletown Hannaford’s reusable grocery bags during the month of November. For every bag that gets sold for $2.50 Pets Alive gets $1.00.

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Job Title: Blog Writer

Job Description: We are looking for a blog writer to join our team and help us report on the latest news from LEGOLAND New York. As a blog writer, you will be responsible for researching and writing articles for our website. You should be a reliable and dependable person with excellent writing skills. If you have a passion for LEGOs, this is the perfect job for you!

As we are currently a non-profit organization, this role is entirely voluntary, and you will not be compensated. This role is for individuals wishing to satisfy their creative urges and hone their writing skills. As we seek avenues for revenue, we may be able to give compensation for your contributions soon.

Responsibilities:

– Researching and writing articles for our website on a regular basis. Preferably three articles per month

– Reporting on the latest news from LEGOLAND New York

Requirements:

– Excellent writing skills

– Reliable and dependable

– This is a long-term freelance gig

– Passion for LEGOs and theme parks

– Knowledge and experience with Divi WordPress Page Builder / Elegant Themes

 Nice to have’s:

– LEGOLAND New York Annual Pass is NOT required, but highly encouraged

– Proficient in SEO keyword research and article optimization

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact us on our contact page with “Blog Writer Position” in the subject.

Contact Us

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LEGOLAND New York main entrance

Both LEGOLAND California and LEGOLAND Florida are in the southern part of the country, where the weather is good all year long. Since LEGOLAND New York is in the North, LEGOLAND New York will not be open all year long. Because it would cost too much money to keep the park open all year, they say.

Another reason is that many of their rides and attractions are outside and must be shut down in the winter for safety reasons and guests’ comfort. It also helps them plan and hire staff for peak season because LEGOLAND New York is a seasonal theme park.

All year long, the LEGOLAND New York Hotel will be open, even though the main LEGOLAND theme park will be closed for the winter months. In the hotel, there will be nightly entertainment, LEGO model-building competitions, character meet-and-greets, huge play structures, and other attractions and activities.

Legoland New York Theme Park will be open from April to November. (Subject to change).

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LEGOLAND New York Brickbeard's Food Market

There are a lot of places to eat in LEGOLAND New York. You can find a wide variety of food, from sandwiches and pizza to burgers and ice cream.

There are many restaurants at LEGOLAND that offer a variety of food options to their customers. Here is a list of the best places to eat in LEGOLAND New York:

Wizard’s Frozen Wonders

LEGOLAND’s wizard has created some Bricktacular treats to help cure your sweet tooth! Head to the Wizard’s Sundae and try some delicious vanilla ice cream this summer. For those looking for something sweet or refreshing on a hot day, this is the place to go! There are many flavors of ice cream that you can indulge in while you enjoy your time at LEGOLAND New York.

LEGOLAND New York Ice Cream

Brickolini’s Pizza and Pasta.

The Legoland New York restaurant is a pizza pasta buffet. It has a wide variety of pizza and pasta options, as well as salad and dessert options.

This is the perfect place for kids and adults alike who enjoy Italian food. The pasta dishes are served with an Italian flare, and there’s plenty for everyone to choose from on the menu.

It is located in the heart of the “Fun Town” section of Legoland New York. The restaurant has a wide variety of seating options, including booths, tables with chairs, and outdoor seating.

Brick by Brick Coffee House

Brick by Brick is a coffee house in the heart of the city. They are open all day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The coffee house is located on the corner of a busy intersection in the heart of the city. Brick by Brick has been around for many years and has become one of the most popular places to go for breakfast or lunch. . Their menu has expanded over the years to include lunch, dinner, and even dessert. If you are looking for a quick and filling meal, Brick by Brick is the place to go.

Brick Street Lego Cafe

The Brick Street Lego Cafe is an experience that brings the brick to life with a unique dining experience.

Jumpstart your day with a variety of coffee and freshly baked pastries options by Noble Coffee Roasters.

Royal Feast

This is the perfect place for anyone looking for a quick meal. Feast your eyes on what our kingdom has for you! We have amazing burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, kid’s chicken tenders & cheeseburger meals.

Royal Feast is a fast food restaurant where you can find a variety of dishes to cater to your different tastes. It’s the perfect place for anyone looking for a quick meal. You can feast your eyes on what our kingdom has for you! We have amazing burgers, pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and much more.

Conclusion and Recommendation for Best Places to Eat in LEGOLAND New York

By far the best place to eat at LEGOLAND New York is Brickolini’s Pizza and Pasta. It may not be true authentic Italian food but it does offer a variety of different options for the entire family/party. Even the pickiest person will have several options that will suit their needs. The restaurant has a unique atmosphere with lots of fun decor.

Does LEGOLAND New York Offer Gluten-Free Options?

Yes, LEGOLAND offers gluten-free options for guests with a gluten allergy or intolerance. Guests can find gluten-free options at the following locations:

LEGOLAND Pizza & Pasta Buffet:

Gluten-free pasta, breadsticks, and pizza crusts are available for purchase at the LEGOLAND Pizza & Pasta Buffet. Guests may also request that their meal be cooked in a separate pan.

Brick Oven Bakery:

The Brick Oven Bakery offers guests a variety of gluten-free breads and baked goods. Guests may also request that their meal be cooked in a separate pan.

Bakery Café:

The Bakery Café offers guests a variety of gluten-free breads and baked goods. Guests may also request that their meal be cooked in a separate pan.

Legoland Cafe:

The Legoland Cafe offers guests a variety of gluten-free breads and baked goods. Guests may also request that their meal be cooked in a separate pan.

How Does LEGOLAND New York Cater to Diverse Dietary Needs & Requests?

Legoland New York is a family-friendly destination that caters to a diverse range of dietary needs and requests. Guests can enjoy a variety of vegetarian options in their restaurant, as well as gluten-free and kosher foods.

The park also has an allergy menu for those who are sensitive to certain foods or ingredients. Guests with allergies will be able to find out what food items are safe for them to eat before they arrive at the park.

What Are Some of LEGOLAND’s Signature Dishes?

LEGOLAND Granny Apple Fries are a signature dish at LEGOLAND. It is a fresh apple cut into fries and tossed with cinnamon sugar.

The Granny Apple Fries are one of the most popular dishes at LEGOLAND. They are made with fresh apples cut into fries and tossed in cinnamon sugar.

Is LEGOLAND food allergy friendly?

They strive for all guests with food allergies to have a memorable food experience. For guests who may have concerns, please go to the desired food location and ask for a manager or chef. They can provide you with a safe option to eat in the park and assist with any accommodations.

Having fun can make you hungry! Whether you dine in or grab & go, there is something delicious for everyone! LEGOLAND New York has burgers, pizza, sandwiches, barbecue, snacks, and way more. Make sure to save room for desserts like Granny’s Apple Fries, ice cream, and other sweet treats!

Are you going to LEGOLAND New York? You can purchase your tickets here and save over $22 on each ticket! No need to print, just show your phone and tax is included.

LEGOLAND New York Discount Ticket

Click here to purchase LEGOLAND New York Tickets!

You can also go to our popular LEGOLAND New York Discount Tickets page. We offer a buy one LEGOLAND Ticket, get one free LEGOLAND Ticket deal exclusively for our visitors.

Are you planning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida? Check out our sister site for LEGOLAND Florida Discount Tickets.

Did you know that LEGOLAND New York and Madame Tussauds New York are owned by the same company? Now you can get tickets to the world famous Madame Tussauds New York for only $48 here.

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It can be tough to find affordable activities the whole family will enjoy – especially if you have kids who are die-hard LEGO fans. Luckily, we’ve got just the solution. With our LEGOLAND Discounted Tickets, you can save money on tickets and still enjoy all the fun at one of the most popular family destinations around.

LEGOLAND New York Holiday Bricktacular

Save BIG on LEGOLAND New York Tickets This Black Friday!

Starting today, get huge discounts on LEGOLAND New York tickets! Save money on tickets for the whole family and enjoy a day of fun at one of the world’s most popular theme parks. With over 50 rides and attractions, LEGOLAND New York is sure to please everyone in the family. Don’t miss out on this incredible Black Friday deal!

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LEGOLAND New York Discount Ticket

Outside of NYC in the picturesque Hudson Valley is LEGOLAND New York Resort, the world's largest LEGO theme park.

LEGOLAND New York is a theme park in Hudson Valley, New York, that features rides and activities for children aged 2-12 and their families to enjoy. Experience the world's first LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, learn the secrets of Spinjitzu on LEGO NINJAGO the Ride, defend the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster, and tour incredible LEGO-built cities in MINILAND, all in one day!

The LEGOLAND Hotel is open all year and is a great addition to a multi-day vacation. The hotel is the only one of its kind in the Northeast, and it boasts 250 rooms themed after LEGO characters: LEGO Pirates, LEGO Kingdom, LEGO Friends, and LEGO NINJAGO.

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LEGOLAND Holiday Bricktacular Florida

Have brick-tastic fun at LEGOLAND New York! Experience unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO® activities, twinkling lights, and more during the 1st ever Holiday Bricktacular, November 25th – January 1st.

Celebrate with a Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring LEGO Santa every evening, meet your favorite holiday characters, including Santa and LEGO Drumz, plus visit the North Pole Postal Service to write your own letter to LEGO Santa​.

LEGOLAND New York Holiday Bricktacular

The Holiday Bricktacular is starting to take shape! At this cheery time of year, BRICK STREET and BRICKTOPIA come alive with festive activities and decorations. Also, both LEGO NINJAGO WORLD and MINILAND are now accessible to guests. *

Have a daily LEGO Santa Tree Lighting Ceremony and celebrate the holiday season.
Deck the halls, turn on the lights and take pictures at numerous locations to get into the holiday spirit.

Sing along with the carolers and dance the night away at a Holiday dance party.

LEGOLAND New York is the best holiday destination ever!

LEGOLAND New York Holiday Bricktacular

Meet LEGO Santa and Friends!

Your favorite holiday characters, Santa and LEGO Drumz, are back and are ready for holiday hugs, pictures, and selfies.

  • Do you hear sleigh bells? We do! LEGO Santa is waiting to meet you at his new home​
  • Visit the North Pole Postal Service to write your own letter to LEGO Santa​

Lots to See and Do!

  • Grab a hot chocolate or sit by the fire and make your own s’mores on Brick Street
  • Ride and sing along to your favorite holiday tunes as Mrs. Claus takes over the Brick Party Carousel
  • Explore MINILAND to find all the LEGO presents
  • Help complete our LEGO Holiday Mosaic featuring over 66,000 LEGO bricks!​
  • Strike a pose and be amazed by our LEGO Wreath​

*All outdoor activities are weather permitting.

LEGOLAND New York Holiday Bricktacular

Are you going to LEGOLAND New York? You can purchase your tickets here and save over $22 on each ticket! No need to print, just show your phone and tax is included.

LEGOLAND New York Discount Ticket

Click here to purchase LEGOLAND New York Tickets!

You can also go to our popular LEGOLAND New York Discount Tickets page. We offer a buy one LEGOLAND Ticket, get one free LEGOLAND Ticket deal exclusively for our visitors.

Are you planning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida? Check out our sister site for LEGOLAND Florida Discount Tickets.

Did you know that LEGOLAND New York and Madame Tussauds New York are owned by the same company? Now you can get tickets to the world famous Madame Tussauds New York for only $48 here.

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LEGOLAND New York Adult Only Night

If you’re an adult who always wanted to check out the LEGOLAND theme park in Goshen without all those annoying kids around, here’s your chance.

Since opening in May of 2021, LEGOLAND New York has become an extremely popular family destination. The Goshen theme park features rides and activities aimed at children aged 2 to 12. Over the past two years, my 11-year-old son has loved spending time at the park and we’ve made full use of our season passes.  But during our last visit, it became clear that he’s beginning to age out of the experience, which is a shame because I think I’ve had even more fun at the park than he has.

Depressed over the fact that this may be our family’s last year at LEGOLAND, I was excited to hear about a special adults-only event that sounds just up my alley.

LEGOLAND New York MINILAND Statue of Liberty

What’s an Adult LEGO Event?

According to LEGOLAND, this special event will give visitors over 18 years of age the chance to “experience a night of LEGO fun for grownups only.” Alcohol, adult-themed activities, and other unique experiences aimed at mature LEGO fans will all take place during this special ticketed event.

What’s Included?

Admission to LEGOLAND Adult Night includes some pretty cool perks including one free drink (more alcohol is available to purchase), Adult-themed LEGO games, activities and builds led by an actual Master Builder, Escorted tours of the rides, a guided “Miniland twilight tour”, free parking and a 10% discount at the park store.

LEGOLAND New York Adult Only Night Beer

When is it?

The LEGOLAND Adult Night will take place on Wednesday, November 9 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Only guests over 18 will be able to access the park during this time.

How much does it cost?

Tickets for this special three-hour event are currently on sale for $49.99. This not only includes tickets and parking, but also the extras listed above.

While this event may not be for everyone, it sounds like a great night out for those adults who’ve longed to check out LEGOLAND New York but didn’t have any kids to bring along with them. If this sounds like something you’d like to attend you better act fast. Tickets for this special adults-only night are being offered on a limited basis and are only available online.

Space is Limited. ONLINE Ticket Purchase only. No tickets are available at Gate.

Are you going to LEGOLAND New York? You can purchase your tickets here and save over $22 on each ticket! No need to print, just show your phone and tax is included.

LEGOLAND New York Discount Ticket

Click here to purchase LEGOLAND New York Tickets!

You can also go to our popular LEGOLAND New York Discount Tickets page. We offer a buy one LEGOLAND Ticket, get one free LEGOLAND Ticket deal exclusively for our visitors.

Are you planning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida? Check out our sister site for LEGOLAND Florida Discount Tickets.

Did you know that LEGOLAND New York and Madame Tussauds New York are owned by the same company? Now you can get tickets to the world famous Madame Tussauds New York for only $48 here.

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LEGOLAND New York Hotel Resort Main Entrance

A Look at the New York Hotel and LEGOLAND Park

LEGOLAND New York (LLNY) is located in the northeastern corner of the state, around an hour’s drive from New York City. Its location just off Highway 6 which makes it convenient for travelers coming from all over the New England and the Middle Atlantic area. Specifically, it’s located in the sleepy humble town of Goshen, New York. (A model of it can be found in the Miniland area!)

You can easily make the journey on foot from the resort to the theme park thanks to their proximity. The park’s hours are very reasonable, 10 am to 6 pm daily (rain or shine), making it ideal for families with young children. LEGOLAND offers a rainy-day return ticket option. If it rains for 120 minutes straight, you can get a free return visit within the next year at the front desk. Details on the LEGOLAND New York Rain Policy.

LEGOLAND New York Minifigures

What to do if you need assistance at the LEGOLAND New York Hotel and Park

The resort and the park are adjacent to one another, but otherwise have little in common beyond the “LEGO” name. To get in touch with the the resort, please dial +1 (845) 410-0290. To reach the LEGOLAND New York Theme Park, please dial +1 (877) 534-6526.

Furthermore, the employees, or “Model Citizens,” are not related because they are not in any way effectively affiliated with one another. The Model Citizens working in the park probably won’t be able to help you out much if you have any questions about the resort while you’re there. (Lunch and dinner are served ala carte, while breakfast is served buffet-style.) If you are a resort guest, it is recommended that you get your questions answered the morning before you leave for the day at the resort and not in the park.

The only way to guarantee entry to LLNY is to book a ticket in advance. However, resort guests do not need to make a reservation in order to gain entry at any time during their stay. If you’re staying at the resort, you don’t need to make reservations, despite what many LEGOLAND publications might have you believe.

You can order or book your LEGOLAND New York Theme Park tickets here: https://reservations.arestravel.com/attraction/single/15593/1988

The LEGOLAND New York Hotel and Resort

As a family, we decided to stay at the LLNY Resort. There is a four-hour drive to get to where we are. We decided to make a weekend out of it rather than try to travel there, play, and return in one day. We had a two-night stay. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that one park admission per person per night is included in the price of our hotel room. Our two-night stay at the resort meant that each of us got two days in the park.

A little over four months ago, I made reservations for us. I can’t say when exactly they reached capacity. However, we can confirm that the hotel was completely booked on the weekend of our late September visit. Reservations vanished some time in the previous four months, leading up to that particular day.

LEGOLAND New York Complimentary Refreshments

Should You Buy Trip Protection?

While LLNY does offer trip protection as part of your vacation package, we opted out of purchasing it. Coverage typically amounts to around 10% of the total cost of the reservation. If you don’t buy the insurance, you also can’t make any changes to your reservation. For instance, I paid an extra $65 to be able to check in after 12:00 noon instead of 4:00 pm, which is the standard check-in time. However, as the day drew closer, I reasoned that it would be fine to arrive later and enjoy the hotel’s amenities before checking in to our room. However, I was unable to disable this feature because I opted out of trip protection.

When I realized that the trip insurance only covers you up until the fifth day before your reservation, I was relieved that I hadn’t bought it. That is, the trip protection plan won’t help if you get sick or something comes up at the last minute and can’t go.

Will It Benefit Me to Get There Early?

Getting to the resort early also turned out to be a lot of fun. We had to leave our house a little earlier than usual, but it was nice to have the hotel to ourselves. The hotel is almost completely deserted during park hours. Plus, we spent the rest of our trip there, for as long as the park was open. On our first afternoon, however, we had free reign over the enormous castle-like structure in the lobby. On the other hand, we discovered that the place was much quieter and less crowded before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

Accommodations in LEGOLAND New York

The early check-in hours were also a lot of fun, spent primarily in our rooms. It’s full of the kinds of delightful details that can only come from LEGO. To begin with, it has a strong sense of theme. When making a reservation, you can select from four different LEGO-themed options: Friends, Pirates, Kingdom, and Ninjago. We stayed in the stunning Kingdom themed room. Everything from the lobby and hallways to the beds and decorations in your room is tailored to the theme you choose.

LEGOLAND New York LEGO Kingdom Room

When you walked in, you were handed a scavenger hunt with questions like “How many wizards are on the walls?” The correct responses unlocked a child-sized safe. There were several LEGO treasures in there for the kids to keep!

LEGOLAND New York LEGO Kingdom Room Bunk Beds

In the bunk room, under the TV, the kids found an entire bin of LEGO. We never watched any TV there because, if the kids were around, they were always playing with the LEGO’s. LEGO movies, such as “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” “The LEGO Batman Movie,” “The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” and so on, were available on demand if you wanted to relax after a long day at the park. After dinner, we always looked forward to seeing one or two of them all snuggled up.

Resort dining at LEGOLAND New York Hotel

How are the restaurants at the resort and the park? You won’t believe it, but the price of your room includes an incredible breakfast buffet. You can get a good breakfast at the Bricks Family Restaurant. This breakfast is free, but reservations are required. We found that getting to the park at 10:00, when it opened, gave us plenty of time to eat, brush our teeth, and get through security. One morning at 9:30 a.m., I saw a very long line of people waiting to enter the restaurant. Not to mention the fact that everyone there was there because they had a 9:30 reservation, but that’s a lot of people to seat at the same time. You can avoid the crowds by getting your meal started earlier, which is something I highly recommend doing.

LEGOLAND New York Breakfast at the Bricks Family Restaurant

The Skyline Bar

The Skyline Bar in the lobby is the only other dining option at the LEGOLAND New York Resort. It shares a building with Bricks Family Restaurant, but its menu is more limited and is therefore better suited to lunch than dinner. The main perk, however, is that you can keep an eye on your children as they play in the lobby castle while you place your order and enjoy your meal. For both young and old, doing so on the first day of our stay was a fantastic decision. We were able to relax and catch up while the children played happily for hours with the LEGO’s. Not all of their creations made it to the display areas, but the next morning, we saw one that had been lifted high and safely out of the reach of children.

LEGOLAND New York Granny’s Apple Fries with Carmel

Family-Friendly Brick-Oven Cuisine

One evening during our stay, we dined at Bricks Family Restaurant. The salads, starters, and main courses were all delicious. The kids’ menu featured the usual suspects: pizza, pasta, chicken fingers, and a cheeseburger. Prices are typical of theme parks and will range from $42 for a salmon entree to $9 for sides and $22 for sandwiches or pasta for adults. It’s also quite crowded. Despite the lengthy waits for both placing our orders and receiving our meals, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the restaurant.

If you’re looking for more dining options, the town of Goshen is only a mile away. The evening we arrived, we went out of the resort to eat at a nice restaurant in town. Parking with in-and-out privileges is free during your stay at the LEGOLAND New York Resort (regular parking is $20 per day). I recommend getting taking a ride out off the resort property and support the local community! Plus it might save you a some money.

Enjoy a meal at LEGOLAND New York Theme Park

Granny’s Apple Fries is a well-known institution at LLNY, as you may have learned from your own research. They really are as fantastic as everyone says they are. I don’t usually have strong feelings about food, but I really wanted to get them on our second day at the park! Also, consider this a hint: I had been told that you absolutely needed to serve them with whipped cream, but that caramel sauce was totally necessary. Let me tell you something: it isn’t! We tried them first without the sauce, and decided to add it to see if it would improve the dish.

Popcorn, soft pretzels, and funnel cake were the enjoyable snacks of choice for the first day’s impromptu lunch. Eat at Brickbeard’s, a buffet in Pirate’s Land, and choose from items like pizza, salads, burgers, and rice bowls. Vegetarian options were a pleasant surprise at a taco stand we passed by called Everything Taco. It was recommended that we eat at Smokey’s BBQ, which is conveniently located close to the entrance. Also conveniently located close to the entrance of the park, Brick Street Cafe served a variety of coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and breakfast treats. There was a long line at the counter service restaurant Royal Feast in LEGO Castle land when we were there, but there are so many rides in that area that we stayed for well over an hour.

A mobile, contactless ordering system is available for all dining options. Alternatively, you can place your order at the window. The entire park also does not accept cash. Credit cards are the only form of payment accepted. You’ll need to register for an account on the LEGOLAND mobile app in order to complete a mobile order.

 

LEGOLAND NY Mobile App

The LEGOLAND Mobile App

Having access to the LEGOLAND App is a huge time-saver once you arrive at the park. It shows where you are in relation to the park’s layout. Rides, attractions, shows, food and drink, shopping, restrooms, meet and greets, and services can all be separated out into their own categories. You can also see how long the current wait is for a ride, or find out the status of one.

The app also allows you to do research on available services and book appointments with them. It’s also possible to create an account for ride photos and connect them to the Imagic deal. Cell phone battery chargers can be rented for $10 per day. You can also buy a Reserve ‘N’ Ride pass through the app. You should wait to buy it until you get there, as it is only valid on the day it is purchased. You can pay $55 per person or $100 per person, depending on which option you select. Because of this, you can skip the regular (and longer) line and go straight to a faster one.

How crowded was the park?

We were informed that the park would be crowded when we arrived, that the parking lot would be full, and that visitors would arrive by bus or foot. To the contrary, we encountered very little foot traffic. It was predicted to be in the 50s and rainy, so perhaps that put people off from visiting the park. On both Saturday and Sunday, we waited no longer than 20 minutes in the longest line. We also discovered that lines were significantly shorter between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. We went on the most popular rides multiple times with almost no wait at all because of the time of day. The only other riders on one of our favorite rides were my son and I at 11:00 in the morning.

LEGOLAND New York Rides

The kids in our group ranged in age from 4 to 10. Our family of four rode every ride, and our 10-year-old son, who is slightly shorter than the average, rode everything by himself. A lot of the time, even our 8-year-old could take a ride by herself. Our 6-year-old couldn’t find anything she could ride by himself. You won’t be able to swap out adults with other adults (like Disney does), so plan ahead to ensure that you have enough adults to accompany all of your riders. Someone older than 14 can act as a supervisor for the younger kids on the rides.

LEGOLAND New York Hub

You won’t have to wait in line to find out if your child is tall enough to ride because there are height requirements posted at the entrance to each ride. Furthermore, they WILL conduct height checks. Each and every ride. Additionally, each and every time. That morning, we rode the Dragon Coaster no less than five times, each time with the kids being measured at the beginning of the line and again just before boarding. I appreciated the precautions taken, but be aware that they will be routinely checked.

LEGOLAND New York Power Tower

New York’s LEGOLAND is home to many exciting attractions. It seemed like a minimum height of 34 or 36 inches was required for many of the rides. Age restrictions apply to only four rides, but children as short as 34 inches can enjoy eight of them. To help you determine which rides are appropriate for your child, the LEGOLAND app includes useful filters.

Everyone Can Have Active Fun

Numerous rides at LEGOLAND New York required a lot of physical exertion from riders. In the LEGO Castle section, for instance, there was a tower ride. Unlike on rides like LEGOLAND Florida’s Unikitty’s Disco Drop, where riders simply sit back and the ride lifts them up, here riders must use their own strength to haul themselves to the top. Our eight- and ten-year-olds had no trouble pulling themselves and an adult up, and the weight makes it a consistent challenge. Yet it’s also a very challenging task! The grownups had a great time, but after three or four turns, our hands started to hurt a little but still a lot of fun.

LEGOLAND New York Fire Rescue

The ride at the Fire Academy was full of action! Teams of two to four riders must work together to drive their fire engine down a street to a burning building, exit the vehicle to pump and aim water at the blaze, and then drive back to the starting point. And I’m a fairly fit adult, and even I was worn out after just one round! Having healthy competition within our party was a big help.

ADA Accessibility

The best part of the weekend was having my parents there to share in the thrills and fun. After recent surgery, my mom was unable to walk the entire park, let alone do so for two days in a row. The park’s large size is great for keeping crowds under control and accommodating a large number of visitors, but it also means that those with mobility issues should consider renting electric scooters. Guests can rent electric scooters from the front entrance at guest services for $60 per day.

LEGOLAND New York is built into the side of a hill. My mother had no trouble getting around the park with us thanks to the numerous wheelchair ramps. The park is circular, so going around it is the quickest way to get anywhere inside. You can also get to areas of the park across the circle from you more quickly thanks to a “hub” in the park’s center. You can’t get to this area without using the stairs. It wasn’t a big deal, but it meant our younger kids had to walk farther than they needed to because we didn’t have access to the hub and shortcut across the park for the entire party.

LEGOLAND New York Power Tower(1)

Accessible rides at LEGOLAND New York

It wasn’t an issue for her to dismount her scooter when necessary, as this was the case with the vast majority of attractions. Multiple transports provided convenient access for people using wheelchairs or mobility aids. She could take her scooter on any of the lines up to the point where she entered the ride, or she could park it near the entrance to the line.

There is a guide online for guests with disabilities at LEGOLAND New York, detailing things like which personal devices are permitted and which areas are wheelchair accessible.

New York LEGOLAND Birthday Parties

We spent the weekend there honoring a special birthday in the family. My son was turning 10, and ever since LEGO Masters season 1, my two younger sons and my eldest daughter had been asking when we could visit LEGOLAND New York.

I was able to include a birthday package in our reservation. A pillowcase, lanyard, birthday banner, water bottle, and teddy bear were all included in a drawstring bag. This bundle set will set you back $75. More importantly, it will not be delivered to your hotel room. You can get it at the front desk, but you have to ask about it when you arrive.

LEGOLAND New York Happy Birthday Package Bundle

The gift’s presentation made him very happy. It’s important to remember that nothing in the bag could be bought from the gift shops. All of the celebrations were centered around a birthday trip to LEGOLAND New York. The situation was simplified for us as parents, in a way. With multiple kids, I worried that letting each pick out a souvenir from the gift shop would make them feel like they were being singled out. It didn’t seem like too bad of a deal for so many things, especially when you consider that a sweatshirt costs nearly $50 and a stuffed animal costs $30.

You should stop by guest services upon entering the park if it is your birthday. That first day, we completely forgot, and it was only in passing that we mentioned it to a friendly Model Citizen (LEGOLAND employee). She went and got a birthday button for our kid and personalized it with his name and age. any Model Citizens throughout the day began singling him out after that, which made him feel special. When they saw the birthday pin, they’d be extra nice to him.

Summary of LEGOLAND New York

Even though I initially thought that two days’ worth of tickets would be excessive, we ended up loving the opportunity to take it easy on day one and then spend the first part of the second day riding all of our favorite rides. In addition, this freed us up to attend a session at the Creative Workshop. The Creative Workshop offered classes with certified LEGO Master Builders all day long, as our children are huge fans of LEGOs. We lucked out and showed up as it was beginning, so we could jump right in, but you might want to schedule something in advance. During our workshop, we used iPads to control LEGO robots. You could test your coding skills against theirs, or you could just see what you could make them do! Even though they said it was for ages 7 and up, our 6-year-old was able to participate.

LEGOLAND New York LEGO Master Builders

A Build & Test room is also available where you could build your own sets with LEGO and DUPLOS and lots of ways to put them to the test. Vehicles with wheels could be put through their paces on a variety of ramps, and earthquake-proof structures could be put through their paces on shaking pads. For the little ones, there were aquarium walls that kids could interact with, stud walls to build with, and Duplo pits. A half-hour was all we had, but the kids could have stayed for hours!

Don’t forget to trade Minifigures with Model Citizens!

Minifigure trading should not be overlooked. Any Model Citizen will accept any fully assembled Minifigure you purchase or bring them from your own collection. Each person’s LEGO nametag features a small figurine. We didn’t discover the trading posts until the second day, so make sure to inquire about their locations. You can trade for some awesome Minifigs, including ones with accessories, as long as your Minifig is complete. When one of my younger kids realized his guy was missing legs, a Model Citizen very graciously let him make a trade.

When we went, in late September, the weather was unusually cool. Both days’ highs never got above 50 degrees, and rain clouds loomed constantly. I started to wonder if they were open all through the year. From what I can tell, they start out being open six days a week in September, and gradually cut back until they’re only open on weekends by December. So I’m guessing there aren’t many people there?

You can check the LEGOLAND New York Park Hours here.

This past weekend, we visited LEGOLAND New York, and it was a blast! Our whole family had a fantastic time because there were hardly any other visitors, the Model Citizens were all extremely kind and helpful, and the crowds were manageable. If you have the means, you should definitely go!

Are you going to LEGOLAND New York? You can purchase your tickets here and save over $22 on each ticket! No need to print, just show your phone and tax is included.

LEGOLAND New York Discount Ticket

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You can also go to our popular LEGOLAND New York Discount Tickets page. We offer a buy one LEGOLAND Ticket, get one free LEGOLAND Ticket deal exclusively for our visitors.

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Did you know that LEGOLAND New York and Madame Tussauds New York are owned by the same company? Now you can get tickets to the world famous Madame Tussauds New York for only $48 here.

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LEGOLAND New York Ice Cream

Experience a BRICKTASTIC summer at LEGOLAND New York! Fun can be found at every turn, from a thrilling ride on The Dragon Coaster to a lesson in Spinjitzu from Master Wu. Treat yourself after a fun-filled day of playing hard! In the summer, a day without ice cream just isn’t a summer day. You may cool off with a frozen treat at one of these LEGOLAND New York eateries.

LEGOLAND New York Ice Cream

The Meltdown

The Meltdown, a new location in Bricktopia which just opened in 2022. The hard ice cream at The Meltdown is legendary. When you need to get out of the sun and into some ice cream, stop by Creative Workshop.

LEGOLAND New York Ice Cream

Wizards Frozen Wonders

Do not worry if you get a little too hot when exploring the LEGO Castle and encountering the Dragon. To satisfy your craving for something sweet and refreshing, the Wizard has concocted several Bricktastic Ice Cream varieties. Visit Wizard’s Frozen Wonders in LEGO Castle, not far from Merlin’s Flying Machines. Indulge in some crazy-colored soft serve ice cream. There’s the traditional chocolate, the bright yellow vanilla, the vibrant red bubble gum, and the calming blue cotton candy. Prepared with creamy A La Mode ice cream.

LEGOLAND New York Ice Cream

City Scoops

Want to cool off in LEGO City with an ice cream cone? Visit City Scoops right now! Before you take your driving test at Driving School, grab a spoon that changes colors and a bowl of sorbet.

LEGOLAND New York Ice Cream - Granny Smith Apple Fries

Granny’s Apple Fries

Granny’s Apple Fries are the best when dipped in a vanilla soft serve cone. The apple fries are a must-have since they are hand-battered and cooked to a golden crisp. They’re great either on their own or with some ice cream as a cool summer treat. For this exclusive LEGOLAND Parks treat, visit LEGO City, which is located near The Wharf.

Are you going to LEGOLAND New York? You can purchase your tickets here and save over $22 on each ticket! No need to print, just show your phone and tax is included.

LEGOLAND New York Discount Ticket

Click here to purchase LEGOLAND New York Tickets!

You can also go to our popular LEGOLAND New York Discount Tickets page. We offer a buy one LEGOLAND Ticket, get one free LEGOLAND Ticket deal exclusively for our visitors.

Are you planning a trip to LEGOLAND Florida? Check out our sister site for LEGOLAND Florida Discount Tickets.

Did you know that LEGOLAND New York and Madame Tussauds New York are owned by the same company? Now you can get tickets to the world famous Madame Tussauds New York for only $48 here.

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