Legoland New York will delay opening until 2021 due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The theme park, located in Goshen, Orange County, approximately 60 miles from New York City, was due to open on July 4, 2020.

Extending an area of 150 acres, the $500m theme park is set to be the largest of the world’s eight Legolands. The theme park will be home to 50 rides, attractions and shows, across seven themed lands.

The state of New York has banned all construction, non-essential business and gathering of more than ten people. Legoland said the decision to postpone the opening of the new park is in-line with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as restrictions enforced by state and local governments.

In a statement, Stephanie Johnson, Legoland New York Resort Divisional Director, said: “Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we work with, and the communities we serve.

“We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected businesses worldwide. By opening Legoland New York Resort in 2021 we are building an attraction that not only meets our high standards, it also gives our guests the best possible experience,” Johnson continued.