Amusement Parks around the World have announced closures due to COVID-19, the Coronavirus Disease 2019. Here are US-based major theme park announcements and reopening dates along with new procedures that have been put into place. The situation will be continuously monitored and parks will continue to make adjustments based on Government, State, and County regulations. Masks are required to be worn at all of the major theme parks below.
Updated June 20, 2020
Universal Studios USA Resorts:
Universal Studios Resort in Florida has reopened with new procedures in place.
Universal Studios in California has reopened CityWalk but does not have a reopening date for the theme park. “Universal CityWalk is open on a limited basis. Our Theme Park remains temporarily closed. Any Park tickets purchased for a date when we are closed will automatically be changed to one valid until December 18, 2020.”
SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Parks
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks in Orlando, Tampa, and San Antonio have reopened. Some other parks in the chain are located in areas with more restrictions in place, such as Virginia (Busch Gardens Williamsburg), and SeaWorld San Diego. Busch Gardens Williamsburg reopening date has not been released, while SeaWorld San Diego hopes to reopen on July 1st, with hours posted on their website.
Perched at home, waiting for our favorite hangout spot to open like… pic.twitter.com/RjNDysgUVL— Busch Gardens VA (@BuschGardensVA) June 17, 2020
Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts
Walt Disney World has announced tentative reopening dates for their Orlando theme parks and California parks:
Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Animal Kingdom: July 11, 2020
Disney Hollywood Studios & Epcot: July 15, 2020
As we look forward to the reopening of our theme parks in July, we’re sharing details about the attractions and entertainment guests will be able to experience when they return. Read more on the @DisneyParks Blog.— Walt Disney World (@WaltDisneyWorld) June 20, 2020
Disney’s California Parks: July 17, 2020
Disney shared the following information regarding the reopening of their California attractions:
“While the Disneyland Resort is currently closed, we are pleased to share our proposed plans for a phased reopening:
The Downtown Disney District will begin opening on July 9, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will plan to reopen on July 23. Pending state and local government approvals, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will plan to reopen on July 17.
Upon reopening, certain parks, hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings will be modified or unavailable, will have limited capacity and will be subject to limited availability or even closure, and park admission and offerings are not guaranteed.”
Silver Dollar City, Dollywood, Wild Adventures
These three Herschend Family-owned parks have all announced reopening dates.
Dollywood and Silver Dollar City are currently open to all guests, while Wild Adventures is set to open on June 22.
Cedar Fair (Cedar Point, Knotts Berry Farm, Kings Island, Kings Dominion, and other Cedar Fair-owned parks)
With the many US States that these parks are located, there are some different opening dates based on the locations of each park; at the moment, Cedar Fair has extended annual passes through 2021:
“We continue to monitor and follow local and national health directives while preparing to open our park as soon as it is safe to do so.“
Tentative Reopening dates:
World’s of Fun: June 22
Kings Island: July 2
Cedar Point: July 9
Other Cedar Fair parks have not announced a reopening date just yet.
Six Flags Parks
Six Flags’ around the country are slowly reopening. The large amusement park chain is opening on a park-by-park basis based on location.
Six Flags has also announced budget cuts resulting in many new-for-2020 rides not opening this season. Rides have also been removed for the time being from the official parks’ websites. Six Flagshas also closed the La Ronde theme park, located in Montreal, Canada, for the season.
Six Flags Over Georgia: Now Open
Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Now Open
Six Flags Over Texas: Now Open
Six Flags St. Louis: June 22
The Safari at Six Flags Great Adventure has also opened, but the theme park remains closed until further notice.
Smaller Regional Parks:
Fun Spot Orlando (Florida)
Fun Spot Kissimmee (Florida)
Mt. Olympus (Wisconsin)
Magic Springs (Arkansas)
Frontier City (Oklahoma)
Holiday World (Indiana)
Wild Adventures (Florida) – June 22, 2020
Indiana Beach (Indiana) – June 27
Kentucky Kingdom (Kentucky) – June 29
Lake Compounce (Connecticut) – July 1
Hersheypark (Pennsylvania): July 3
Kennywood (Pennsylvania): July 7
Take a look at the eerie scenes at Universal Orlando CityWalk during its final day of operation:
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