Middletown. Merlin’s Magic Wand and HONOR unveil a first-of-its-kind space for Orange County families

| 18 Jan 2021 | 04:34

LEGOLAND® New York Resort and its children’s charity Merlin’s Magic Wand has opened the 10th Merlin’s Magic Space in the U.S.A. in partnership with HONOR, a not-for-profit service that provides temporary housing, food and counseling to Orange County residents.

Merlin’s Magic Wand makes fun accessible to children facing illness, disability or adversity around the world.

“Our goal is to bring a taste of the excitement from our resort to this Merlin’s Magic Space and create a first-of-its-kind safe place for children in need in Orange County and the Hudson Valley,” said LEGOLAND New York Resort Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson. “We want it to be a place which helps forge new friendships, inspires childhood imagination and confidence and encourages plenty of active play.”

HONOR is located at 38 Seward Ave. in Middletown.

The new Merlin’s Magic Space will serve as a LEGO® play space by day and a movie theater in the evening. The former conference room was transformed by many of the same contractors currently working on the final stages of construction at LEGOLAND New York Resort, which will open to the public later this year.

When it opens in 2021, LEGOLAND New York Resort will take guests on a journey through seven LEGO® themed lands on more than 150 acres in Goshen. The family theme park will be open seasonally, typically from early spring through late fall. Also opening in 2021 will be a 250-room LEGOLAND® Hotel, which will welcome guests year round.

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