It's been a long wait, but the time has finally arrived.

I for one, was a bit confused as I though that the $500 million, 150 acre amusement park Legoland New York was already open in Goshen, New York, but like most things, I was wrong...LOL! Legoland was officially set to open it's gates back in July of 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic those plans had to change, the good news is the time to open for everyone is here.

For the last month or so, Legoland was only open for guests who already purchased the parks "1st to Play" tickets. Those guest were invited to enjoy previews visits that were part of the parks 7-day "dress rehearsals" back in May.

With the "dress rehearsals" done and successful, Legoland New York officially opens its gates Thursday July 1st, according to News 10. The park opens daily at 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. and to visit the third largest park in country guests will need to make advanced reservations, or have a specific dated ticket for the date they plan to visit. If you would like to plan a trip and purchase tickets, you get can get all the information you'll need, along with all safety guidelines that'll need to be followed here.

With the park finally open, visitors we be able to enjoy 6 different themed areas including, Brick Street, Brocktopia, the LEGO Castle, Ninjago World and Miniland. The seventh and final area of the park, LEGO Pirate, is set to open on July 9th.

Legoland New York is set up to cater to children ages 2-12 with rides, character meet-n-greets and of course Legos for miles. The park will also be home to numerous food options including, Smokey's Brick-B-Que and the Royal Feast restaurants.

First Look Inside LEGOLAND New York

Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect to see on your first visit to LEGOLAND New York in Goshen.

The 20 Most Surprising Things Found at LEGOLAND New York in Goshen

LEGOLAND New York in Goshen is officially opening this summer. Right now special previews are going on so that guests can get a sneak peek at what's in store when the park opens its gates. While we won't spoil all of the surprises, here are just some of the incredible little details that await you during your first visit to this incredible theme park.

12 Outrageous Food Options Coming to LEGOLAND New York

When LEGOLAND New York opens for the first time, Hudson Valley families will be anxious to try out all of the rides and attractions. But it's the food that may actually wind up being the biggest thrill of all. Here are 11 dining options that will be available once LEGOLAND opens its gates.