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Kentucky Kingdom Opening day – June 29, 2020

On June 29, 2020 I visited Kentucky Kingdom for the first time to experience their new policies, and visit this amazing park that roller coaster enthusiasts everywhere...

Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri – is it worth a visit in a Pandemic?

Silver Dollar City is one of the most beautiful theme parks in the world. It sits in a mountain town in Branson Missouri, and much like it’s park across the country,...

San Antonio Zoo Celebrates “The Great (Little) Train Robbery” 50th Anniversary with a Fundraiser

San Antonio Zoo will celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Great (Little) Train Robbery” on Saturday, July 18th, 2020, exactly 50 years to the day. Each Zoo...

Jersey Devil Coaster Delayed Until 2021

Jersey Devil Coaster, the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest single-rail coaster, will not open at Six Flags Great Adventure this year as planned. Due to...

Disneyland Reopening Postponed, California Theme Park Reopenings Delayed

Disney just announced that it will be delaying its proposed reopening following guidance from California government officials. The park planned on reopening both the...

Is it time for a new zoo and aquarium business model?

Grey Stafford, PhD Zoo Logic Podcast Grand Canyon University Fires in the western states. Hurricanes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Flooding in the Upper Midwest....

Texas Theme Parks Able to Reopen as Early as June 19

On June 3, Texas Governor Greg Abbot gave theme and amusement parks the green light to open at 50% capacity beginning on June 19th. This announcement marks the beginning...

Indiana Beach to Reopen for 2020 Season

Indiana Beach just announced that they will be back for the 2020 season! In February 2020, the owner of Indiana Beach, Apex Parks, announced that the park would be not...

Dorney Park Seeks Approval for Potential 2021 Coaster

Update: Dorney Park has withdrawn their application from the April 16th meeting. More info here. Dorney Park has filed a project proposal with the Planning Commission of...

Why Whale Bans are Bad for Conservation

Just yesterday, legislators in Connecticut introduced a bill that would outlaw cetacean captivity in the state, which would directly affect Mystic Aquarium, one of the...