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Put these theme parks and resorts on your radar for when the time is right.


LEGOLAND New York Resort, Goshen

Everything looks awesome at this theme park catering to 12-andunders. It’ll be the world’s first resort to have the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, which transforms some lucky riders into Minifigure versions of themselves. Opening in summer.

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, West Virginia

The country’s newest national park has 100 miles of hiking trails (many for beginners) and white-water rafting options with mild waves gentle enough for little kids. Stay in a cabin at nearby Adventures on the Gorge. Open now.

Sun Outdoors San Diego Bay, Chula Vista, California

Overlookin­g San Diego Bay, the epic RV resort wows with a pool and cabanas, a splash pad, and a cafe and bar. No RV? Book one of their one- or twobedroom vacation rentals, which look like they belong on HGTV. Open now.

Nickelodeo­n Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, Mexico

Kids will lose their mind at this all-inclusive resort, complete with sliming sessions, character meetups, and themed water play. The groundleve­l rooms feature direct access to the resort’s main pool. Opening in July.

Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii

Its 5 miles of shoreline on Oahu’s North Shore were always dreamy (with sea turtle sightings and banyan trees). After a major reno and the addition of 42 ocean bungalows that sleep up to four, its inside space is just as tranquil now. Reopening in July.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Orlando

A complete redo of the guest rooms give off Moana vibes (though they’re not themed per se). Lots of outdoor spaces, including the kids’ splash area, are getting spruced up as well. Reopening in late July.

Jurassic World Velocicoas­ter, Universal Orlando Resort

For thrill seekers: This megafast coaster with an 80-degree drop and two epic launches will take you on a highspeed chase alongside a pack of ferocious velocirapt­ors. Opening June 10.

Under Canvas

Known for its family glamping tents in awesome locations, this chain adds two destinatio­ns to 2021’s roster: Lake Powell–grand Staircase, in Big Water, Utah; and Acadia National Park, in Surry, Maine. Opening in April and May, respective­ly.

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