Sumary of Theme parks and their fans still keen on high-tech, interactive tools developed during Covid:
- The LEGO NINJAGO World section of LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida.
- LEGOLAND/Merlin EntertainmentsTheme parks are set for a big rebound this summer as much of the country starts to exit Covid restrictions.
- And many of the high-tech, low-touch solutions parks implemented during the pandemic to enable limited reopenings are here to stay and, in fact, are proving popular with both guests and park operators.
- That’s according to a new study by technology developer Oracle Food and Beverage and Merlin Entertainments, operator of nine Legoland parks worldwide, including California, Florida and, after a year’s delay, upstate New York.
- (Originally set to open in spring 2020, Legoland New York debuted this July 9 an hour north of New York City in the town of Goshen as the state’s first major new park in four decades.
- )Eighty-one percent of respondents in the firms’ Theme Parks Trends 2021 survey are optimistic they’ll soon be able to spend quality time with loved ones at their favorite leisure spots, and 68% said they’ll head back to theme parks, specifically, as soon as they are able.