New York City in Minitown USA at the Legoland California Resort officially opened on June 30, 2016 and we were there to share in the grand opening! We were greeted by Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty and treated to a brass band playing New York-themed songs. Carlsbad police were honored as first responder representatives for the 9-11 and One World Trade Center memorials and cut the ribbon to officially open New York City Minitown.
One of the standout figures in the new minitown is the One World Trade Center. This is actually THE tallest LEGO building in the United States. Right here in San Diego! It stands 26 feet and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. How cool is that?
Captured in time lapse video, it took a team of eight Master Model Builders more than 1200 hours to complete the majestic model.Guests can also enjoy LEGO model replicas of the 9/11 Memorial’s twin reflecting pools, the grove of memorial trees, and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. The subways move on a real track and passengers transport up escalators! The attention to detail is incredible.
The One World Trade Center and New York City cluster in Miniland U.S.A. open just in time for Legoland Resort’s Red White and Boom! 4th of the July celebration. The family fun event features activities such as water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, patriotic stroller parade, building activities and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. The new LEGO models and Independence Day event are included with the price of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. Go see New York City Miniland today!
Legoland is on a roll with recent additions to the park, Ninjago World recently opened as well! Read more about it here!