LEGOLAND New York Resort Opening Pushed Back to 2021


The highly anticipated opening of LEGOLAND New York Resort in Hudson Valley has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing global impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), Merlin Entertainments announced Tuesday.

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The theme park, which will be located approximately 60 miles north of New York City, was previously scheduled to open on July 4, 2020.

“Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we work with, and the communities we serve,” said LEGOLAND New York Resort Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson in a statement accompanying the announcement. “We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected businesses worldwide. By opening LEGOLAND New York Resort in 2021 we are building an attraction that not only meets our high standards, it also gives our guests the best possible experience.”

“We are grateful for the support and understanding from our guests and neighbors as we navigate the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” added Johnson said. “We look forward to building unforgettable memories with our guests and their families when we open in 2021.”

The resort confirmed that all previously purchased annual passes and single-day tickets will be honored when it opens next year and that those who have booked vacation packages through LEGOLAND Vacations will have the opportunity to be the first to book for the 2021 season.

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Once open, guests will have access to as many as seven themed lands featuring more than 50 rides, shows and attractions as well as the LEGOLAND Hotel, which is also scheduled to debut in 2021.

Contact your travel advisor or visit LEGOLAND.com/new-york for more information. Guests can also email their questions to [email protected]

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New Anguilla Website Updates COVID-19 Measures

Another Caribbean destination is implementing measures to combat COVID-19 illness within its borders. Despite the island reporting no confirmed coronavirus cases, Anguilla’s Ministry of Health & Social Development has launched a platform designed to serve as a central space “for all official news and updates” related to COVID-19.

The Anguilla site features updates from Anguilla agencies including the ministry of health, ministry of tourism, the Air & Sea Ports Authority and the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB).

The site also features comprehensive Coronavirus information including facts about the status of the disease globally and in Anguilla, plus tips and resources outlining preventive measures to guard against the virus.

Anguilla authorities closed the country’s air and seaports for 14 days to all passengers effective March 20. Furthermore persons arriving in Anguilla who have traveled outside of the Caribbean region within the last 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival.

The government had previously announced a ban on direct flights originating from Europe, including the United Kingdom, for the next 14 days and also prohibited cruise ships with passengers who visited Europe in the last two weeks.

There is also a 45-day ban on large public and private gatherings and the British overseas territory also suspended non-essential travel for public servants and closed schools through April 3.

Anguilla’s health ministry is also conducting an “aggressive and expanded national campaign on respiratory hygiene with a “strategic focus on the tourism sector and children” via public service announcements on radio and social media.

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