YONKERS, N.Y. – Legoland is ramping up the work in preparation of its grand opening this spring in Yonkers.
But before the curtain rises, they need a crew to staff it.
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester will hold a three-day job fair in February, recruiting up to 100 workers for positions ranging from retail associates to concession workers to housekeeping.
The fair, to be held in the WESTMED building at 73 Market St., in Ridge Hill, will begin Feb. 15 and run from 2 to 7 p.m. It will continue again on Feb. 16 and 17 when it will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We’re hoping for a great turnout,” said General Manager Chris Mines said.
On Tuesday, Legoland executives gave a small group a sneak-peek hard hat tour of the 32,000-square-foot Discovery Center.
While workers hammered away, executives showed off what will soon be New York’s first Legoland. Standing inside the main entrance, they pointed to where the life-size Lego models will stand and where chutes filled with thousands of plastic bricks will dump the toys out like candy.
Walking under multi-colored lights and through the bright red hallways, Mines talked about the jungle gym, the two Lego rides and a 98-seat 4D cinema that awaits.
“It will all be very fun and interactive,” he said.
The highly anticipated facility is expected to be a tourist destination when it opens March 27, officials say, drawing an estimated 300,000 to 350,000 visitors annually.
For those who can’t wait to secure their place in line, tickets are already on sale and can be purchased online.
Single-visit tickets for both children and adults are $13.50 if purchased online and in advance. Once the attraction opens, individual tickets for children (ages 3-12) are $15 and adults (13 and up) are $19.