When Legoland Discovery Center opens March 27 at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, it anticipates being a top tourist attraction for families. Over past several months, workers have transformed the 32,300-square-foot shell into an indoor park that features 3 million LEGO bricks, 4-D cinemas, two rides for kids and a soft-play area.
Once open, Legoland will employ 100 workers, and the company is hosting a job fair Feb. 15- 17 at the Ridge Hill site for interested applicants. The open positions are in the areas of retail, food and beverage, photography, housekeeping, guest services and supervisors and team leaders. The company is also accepting applications online.
The $12 million construction project has already contributed to business revenue generated within Westchester County. Chris Mines, general manager of Legoland, said the company has spent $1.3 million on contracts with area carpenters, plumbers, electricians and vendors. And the region has been very accommodating to the presence of the new kid-friendly site, he added.
“We’ve been attracted to the Ridge Hill area not only because of the kind reception, but also the proximity to New York City and Westchester,” said Mines. “We’re very excited to deliver memorable experiences to hundreds of thousands of guests.”
In addition to the cinemas, rides and soft-play area, Legoland guests can look forward to master classes led by Master Model Builders to help kids build LEGO structures. The site will also have special party rooms, Miniland, which is Legoland’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings from Westchester County and New York City made entirely from LEGO bricks.
Advance ticket sales and passes are now available. Walk-up tickets at Legoland are typically $19 for adults and $15 for kids, and will be offered for $13.50 until March 26.