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Destination Resort in Goshen, Orange County Will Include a Theme Park Educational OpportunitiesESD logo

First LEGOLAND Park in the Northeast Will Create 1,300 Jobs

$10 Million to Support Road Infrastructure and Traffic Mitigation on Route 17

Empire State Development today announced that LEGOLAND® New York, a 170-acre theme park resort, will open in Goshen, Orange County in 2020. Developed by Merlin Entertainments, LEGOLAND New York is the first LEGOLAND Park in the Northeast and will attract approximately two million visitors annually and leverage $350 million in its initial local investment. The destination resort will include a theme park featuring well-known LEGO® characters and will feature strong educational components for children ages two to 12 and their families. New York State also announced an additional $18 million to support the project, including off-site road infrastructure improvements and traffic mitigation measures on Route 17.

Excelsior PR logoFour New Lots Add 2,500 Parking Spaces to Park-N-Ride Program

State Fair Drives Tourism and Complements "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of three more parking areas to provide shuttle service to the Great New York State Fair. The four parking lots, at John Glenn Blvd. and Farrell Rd. near I-690, the Regional Market in Liverpool and at Syracuse's Hancock International Airport in Salina, will provide approximately 2,500 more parking spaces as the Fair heads into what is traditionally its period of largest attendance.

Excelsior PR logoLargest Exposition Space North of New York City - Conceptual Renderings Here

State Fair Unveils New 1,400 Foot Skyliner Chairlift Ride - First 100 Passengers Every Day Ride for Free 

Final Components of Phase 1 Redevelopment Plan Include Indian Village Renovations and New Exhibits and Programming  

State Fair Improvements Complement "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three development teams from Upstate New York have been selected to respond to a Request for Proposals to design and build a new Exposition Building at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Enchanted Forest Water SafariOld Forge, N.Y. – Enchanted Forest Water Safari, opens for the season on Wednesday, June 14 with more than 50 rides and attractions.  New York's largest water theme park. features 32 heated water rides with a focus on family fun for all ages.  The park also features classic amusement rides, fun food, exciting games, cool shops, private cabanas, storybook themed characters, a family circus show and more. 315-369-6145 www.WaterSafari.com

Free WakeboardingCanandaigua, N.Y. – What attraction in the Finger Lakes region or New York State for that matter, offers a day for guests to sample the attraction free of charge?  Roseland Wake Park is doing just that on Saturday, June 17th from 10am-5pm with their Roseland Wake Park/Liquid Force Free for All event.   “Even if you’ve never been on a wakeboard this event is not to be missed.  We are offering free admission to the cable park, rentals and lessons.  The free 15 minute wakeboarding lessons at the Lil Bro Learn to Ride Center will be available on a first come, first serve basis”, states Roseland Wake Park Manager, Kyle Dickman.

Ten year old Ashlyn Overland riding in front of the starting platform crowdCanandaigua, NY (April 28, 2016) -  Friday, April 29th, will mark the start of the second season for Roseland Wake Park, the only cable wake boarding park in the Northeast. "Guests visited from all over the Northeast and Canada last summer to take advantage of this unique watersports attraction", comments wake park manager, Kyle Dickman. Wake boarders from Maine have indicated that they will be visiting on opening weekend. Ten year old Ashlyn Overland, from Port Jervis, NY, a four hour one-way drive, plans to attend opening weekend as well. Ashlyn's parents brought her to the wake park almost every weekend last summer. They would spend two nights at local lodging during each visit.

Corn Estate Haunted HouseOrange County, NY is the destination for spine-chilling fun this Halloween season

Orange County, N.Y. - Orange County, N.Y. is home to some of the scariest Halloween attractions in America. Historically, tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston and Connecticut make the trip to these Hudson Valley haunts to be horrified. This year, old favorites are promising a more extreme experience than ever, and a new scare park is making its inaugural debut.

"Some of the most frightening Halloween attractions in the nation are right here in Orange County, NY," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "Our scare parks and haunted farms are not for the faint of heart, but blood-curdling excitement is just what thrill seekers are longing for this time of the year."

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - It's been in development for eight years, and built three times. At 10:00 in the morning on July 4th it will officially open. The public will be able to walk, or wheel, over the quarter mile trip up and back over the Walk's series of bridges and platforms. The elevated trail has already been dubbed "the Highline of the Forest," after New York City's iconic park on a converted rail line that takes millions of New Yorkers on a trip through the city, 30-feet off the ground.

Destiny USA's Day Pass allows families to play at four entertainment venues for one low price
The pass will now be redeemable until March 21st

 

Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA's Winter Fun Day Pass is now redeemable until Saturday, March 21st. The three week extension from its original end date of February 28 will allow guests to utilize the 24 hour pass and enjoy a fun-filled day at Destiny USA's entertainment venues, while saving money.

The Winter Fun Day Pass allows guests to receive admission into four of 11 participating entertainment venues at one low cost.

WonderWorksSyracuse, N.Y. - WonderWorks will celebrate its second birthday on Sunday,N ovember 9th and is inviting guests to celebrate too! From the hour of 2:00pm - 2:59pm, visitors will be given two dollars off their admission.

"The past two years have been a great experience here in Syracuse and we're excited to continue to bring this unique, fun experience to our regional and international guests here at Destiny USA, Ashlee Trautner, Sales Manager at WonderWorks, stated. "Our $2.00 is our way of saying thank you to all of our guests for checking us out and seeing what we are all about."