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Retired, active military can visit Knott’s for $20

Retired, active military can visit Knott’s for $20

Knott's Berry Farm

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Military Tribute Days are back at Knott's Berry Farm. As part of the theme park's way of paying tribute to U.S. veterans, Knott's Berry Farm launched a promotion, offering discounted admission for retired and active military personnel, as well as deployed veterans' spouses, to visit Knott's on select days in the next two months. What You Need To Know Knott's Berry Farm brings back ... Read More

Universal’s New Beijing Theme Park Will Ride on U.S.-China Ties

Universal’s New Beijing Theme Park Will Ride on U.S.-China Ties

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**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** BEIJING—Two decades in the making, one of the highest-profile American entertainment investments in China is set to make its public debut Monday, amid souring relations between the two countries. Universal Beijing Resort, a multibillion-dollar bet on Chinese consumers’ demand for Hollywood experiences, is Universal Parks & Resorts’ fifth theme park globally. Opening ... Read More

Mask up for outdoor mega-events but not LA theme parks

Mask up for outdoor mega-events but not LA theme parks

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** LOS ANGELES — Visitors of Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain won't need to mask up outdoors. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health implemented a new health order for people who attend concerts, car shows and other mega-events to wear face masks outdoors — regardless of vaccination status. ... Read More

Giant dinosaur exhibit coming to parking lot at Six Flags

Giant dinosaur exhibit coming to parking lot at Six Flags

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A drive-through exhibit featuring more than 50 animatronic dinosaurs that has been touring the country is coming to the parking lot at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee from May 13 to June 6. "They all move, roar, blink and breathe," said Jim Wojdyla, marketing partner in the venture that started in Crystal Lake. Dinosaur Drive-Thru is a coronavirus-safe family-friendly activity, as everyone remains in their ... Read More

Coronavirus hurt theme parks, costing Disney $2.6 billion

Coronavirus hurt theme parks, costing Disney $2.6 billion

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** An employee cleans the grounds behind the closed gates of Disneyland Park on the first day of the closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, in Anaheim, California, on March 14, 2020.DAVID MCNEW | AFP | Getty ImagesDisney took another financial hit during its fiscal first-quarter, as restrictions on attendance at ... Read More

How Six Flags parks plan to survive the coronavirus pandemic

How Six Flags parks plan to survive the coronavirus pandemic

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In early 2020, the Six Flags theme park chain found itself facing extinction for the second time in about decade, this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.But investors say a recent influx of needed cash and a renewed focus on its core business have given it a solid chance of survival, and perhaps some good years ahead. Often overshadowed by the massive and famous destination parks run ... Read More

Theme parks in 2021: Coasters, cars, fests, reopenings and crossed fingers | Coronavirus

Theme parks in 2021: Coasters, cars, fests, reopenings and crossed fingers | Coronavirus

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**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORLANDO, Fla. — What’s ahead in theme-park world for 2021? We have hopes and dreams but not a ton of answers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to mess with the calendar.It makes sense for attractions to hover in wait-and-see mode after unstable 2020. But it leaves us with few firm dates and ... Read More

Disneyland still closed in California, dragging on Disney earnings

Disneyland still closed in California, dragging on Disney earnings

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** Brittany Losey takes a picture with her daughter Madison Losey, 7, outside the entrance to Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort is closed in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, October 22, 2020.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty ImagesBefore the pandemic Michael Afram's transportation company was averaging 450 to ... Read More

Coronavirus hurt theme parks, costing Disney $2.4 billion

Coronavirus hurt theme parks, costing Disney $2.4 billion

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** Views of the Disneyland theme park, still closed due to COVID-19 on July 11, 2020 in Anaheim, California.AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty ImagesWhile the majority of Disney's theme parks were open during the company's fiscal fourth quarter, the continued closure of Disneyland in the U.S. resulted in a big financial hit.The ... Read More

Busch Gardens to hold new limited-capacity Christmas event

Busch Gardens to hold new limited-capacity Christmas event

Busch Gardens Tampa

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – With Halloween behind us, many people are looking ahead to the holidays.If you’re feeling festive, Busch Gardens has introduced a brand new Christmas event — they’re calling it "Christmas Celebration”.The festivities will include sparkling lights, decorations, festive food and live seasonal music.Santa Claus will be there to greet kids from a distance and there will also be a gingerbread scavenger hunt throughout the ... Read More