NEWS

Mount presentation details Legoland impact on N.Y.

November 18, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Phil Royle, head of Community and Project Relations of Legoland New York, recently discussed the possibility of a new park in Orange County with Mount business students. 

 

Phil Royle, head of Community and Project Relations of Legoland New York, examined the impact Legoland could have on Orange County for a packed audience of Mount Saint Mary College business students on Thursday, November 10.

Royle’s presentation discussed the proposed park in terms of job creation, tourism, traffic impact, and financial impact on the surrounding areas. He also discussed his role as the mediator in helping make Legoland’s location in Goshen a reality.

He noted that Legoland typically attracts about 1.5 to 2.5 million visitors a year, about 30 percent of which would be tourists.

According to Royle, the park would generate 800 construction jobs, 500 fulltime jobs, and 800 part time/seasonal positions.

It’s possible that the park could be open by 2019, he added.

A question and answer period with the Mount community followed.

Event was sponsored by the Mount’s Student Business Association, the School of Business, and the Career Center.