ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Could Rockland County finally be getting a Legoland?
Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments pitched the idea for a theme park in Haverstraw in September 2015, but the plan was shot down by residents, WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported.READ MORE: Events Across NYC Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Now, the Legoland plan in back — with sights to build the park on the former Novartis Plant site in Suffern.READ MORE: Snow, Ice Blast Through Southern US In Powerful Winter Storm
Merlin Entertainment executives have already visited the site and held a meeting with representatives from Rockland County, Suffern and other local agencies on Thursday to discuss the plan.
The park would include rides, a water park and a hotel, raising concerns over the size of the park, which could bring in two million visitors a year.MORE NEWS: NYCHA Residents In The Bronx Say Complaints About Lack Of Hot Water Are Falling On Deaf Ears
The London-based entertainment company is also considering Other areas in Orange County and New Jersey as possible locations, according to the Journal News.