9 Best Legoland NY Tips | Simply Explained

In this guide, we will cover our best Legoland New York tips to ensure that you arrive to the park extremely prepared, and know all of the 'hacks' to maximize your time and money.

Table of Contents

  1. Know the Best Time to Visit
  2. Don't Pay Full Price
  3. Don't Bring Cash
  4. Bring a Water Bottle
  5. Walk Right After Entering the Park
  6. Budget For Parking Costs
  7. Download the App
  8. Consider an Annual Pass
  9. Take a Picture of Where You Parked

1. Know the Best Time to Visit

The best days to visit Legoland NY are Tuesday through Thursday. Weekdays are typically much less crowded and visitors from all over the world plan their trips around the weekend.

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Most guests plan their entire trip to the park around the weekend. Normally on the weekends, kids are out of school, and parents are off of work. This creates the perfect recipe for a packed park on the weekends.

2. Don't Pay Full Price

When you purchase with us, you can Save $23+ per ticket, and you'll also be able to skip the line by going straight to the gate.

You can learn more about our process and how we're able to do this through our Authorized Theme Park Ticket Reseller page

3. Don't Bring Cash

Legoland NY is a cashless theme park which means they will only accept payments such as credit and debit cards.

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Keep in mind whether you're purchasing admission, parking, or anything else, you won't be able to pay in cash at the park.

4. Bring a Water Bottle

Guests are allowed to bring in their own sealed water bottle into Valleyfair, and luckily for you there are several refill stations located around the park. 

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Purchasing a water bottle at any theme park is typically more pricey, and you will save yourself a lot of money throughout the day just by bringing in your own.

Each guest is allowed to bring in 1 water bottle, and if you're a family or traveling in a group, there's always someone in the group who easily becomes much more thirsty than everyone else.

Help them out! Strategically plan on everyone in the group to bring in a water bottle regardless on whether they plan on drinking it or not.

5. Walk Right After Entering the Park

After you enter the park, you'll notice that Bricktopia is positioned to the left and Miniland is on the right.

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Bricktopia is so visually appealing, that most visitors will almost certainly head that way, and continue their visit for the rest of the day in that direction.

You'll want to make a right! Towards Miniland.

Going in this direction will allow you to deal with minimal lines throughout your visit, as you'll have already explored the areas that become busy, by going the opposite way of the crowd.

6. Budget For Parking Costs

General Parking will be $25 consistently every day of the year, for cars and motorcycles.

Many guests don't realize that parking is an additional cost until they arrive to the park, don't make this mistake!

7. Download the App

The Legoland New York app can come in extremely handy during your visit. 

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  • Take a peek at wait times
  • Navigate through the Park
  • Set reminders so you don’t miss your favorite shows
  • Store your tickets, passes and extras in our brand new app ticket wallet for quick and easy entry
  • Use the Planner tool to get all the information you need for your visit before you’ve even arrived. Tell the app who is in your party to see which rides are suitable for everyone. Then add your favorites and check them off as you go!

8. Consider an Annual Pass

An Annual Pass allows a pass holder to visit the park an unlimited number of times for an entire year, on all days that are open to the public. There are currently four types of annual passes available, and each one offers different perks at a different price.

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Your annual pass will be activated the day of purchase, and will be valid for an entire year from that date.

If you're planning on visiting the park at least 2 times in a season, an annual pass may be a good option for you. You'll receive countless perks, and save plenty of money along the way.

A Silver Pass in particular, pays for itself in under 2 visits.

9. Take a Picture of Where You Parked

After a long and fun day at the park, the last thing that you'll want to do is spend hours looking for your car.

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This tip is one that most skip over, until it happens to them! Then, they read this section three times just to make sure it never happens to them again.

Take a picture of where you parked (and the surrounding areas such as row names), or if you have an iPhone just drop a pin.

Either of these options will allow your day to go smoothly from beginning to end.

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