All seven of the themed lands at Legoland New York are now available to visitors, more than a month after the new park opened for previews

Delayed from its scheduled 2020 opening by the COVID-19 pandemic, Legoland New York is located 60 miles northwest of New York City. Lego Pirates was the last area left to be completed, joining six others: enjoy Brick Street, Bricktopia, Lego Ninjago World, Lego Castle, and Lego City Miniland. 

Lego Pirates features two attractions: the Splash Battle attraction, where guests can aim water cannons at other riders and spectators, and Anchors Away, where guests ride a pirate ship on a U-shaped track. 

“We’re so proud to welcome guests from far and wide into our family theme park with all seven lands open for the first time,” Stephanie Johnson, Legoland New York Resort division director, said in a press release. “To see the smiles on the faces of children and their families during our successful preview period has been the thrill of a lifetime. The feedback we’ve received from these devoted fans and early adopters has been invaluable as we work to create the ultimate LEGO theme park experience here in the Hudson Valley.“

The next phase of the resort’s opening will be the debut of the Legoland Hotel, which is available for stays starting August 6. 

Free beer promotion returns to SeaWorld Orlando

A pre-pandemic staple has returned to SeaWorld Orlando: free beer. 

Starting Friday, guests 21 and over can grab a complimentary 12-ounce beer from Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio Bar, anytime between 11:30 a.m. until one hour before the park closes. 

Offering a single, 12-ounce beer is a bit of a change from past iterations of the promotion. In 2018, SeaWorld offered two free 7-ounce beers per guest per visit. 

While the park is plugging complimentary booze, it has yet to announce when its new launch coaster, Ice Breaker, will be making its debut. The ride was supposed to open in 2020, but has yet to be opened to guests, despite the park now being free to operate without COVID-19 restrictions. 

Oogie Boogie Bash returns to Disney California Adventure

The Disneyland Resort is joining other theme parks in bringing back its separately-ticketed Halloween event.

Oogie Boogie Bash will run on select night at Disney California Adventure from Sept. 9 through Halloween, with ticket prices starting at $114 per person. Ticketholders will be allowed to enter DCA starting at 3 p.m., three hours before the event officially begins. 

Disney did not mention whether the special “Villainous” edition of the “World of Color” show will return this year, but the regular version of “World of Color” hasn’t operated since DCA reopened in April. The event will feature Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, overlays at Cars Land, Villains Grove haunt in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and the Frightfully Fun parade. 

At Disneyland Park, the Halloween season will feature the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and the nightly Halloween Screams projection show on Main Street, Cinderella Castle, and the facade of It’s a Small World. Fireworks will be added to the projections on weekends.