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Dollywood preparing for Christmas festival | News

Dollywood

It’s months away, but Dollywood is already busily working toward one of its most popular times of the year — the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, which is Nov. 6-Jan. 2.Workers have been painstakingly placing lights on the buildings and other structures around the park, in preparation for the festival, which has won Dollywood one of the highest industry awards — a Golden Ticket — for 12 ... Read More

Disney World keeps COVID-19 rules despite DeSantis’ order

Disney World keeps COVID-19 rules despite DeSantis’ order

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an executive order ending all local COVID-19 emergency orders in the state, but two of Central Florida's major theme parks are staying the course for now. What You Need To Know Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed executive order lifting local COVID emergency ... Read More

Giant dinosaur exhibit coming to parking lot at Six Flags

Giant dinosaur exhibit coming to parking lot at Six Flags

News

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

Disneyland to reimagine Jungle Cruise ride

Disneyland to reimagine Jungle Cruise ride

Amusement Parks

(CNN) — Disney has announced that it is rethinking a classic theme park attraction following years of criticism from fans.The Jungle Cruise ride, where a wisecracking skipper ferries guests along a waterway, is one of the last attractions at the theme parks that was personally overseen by Walt Disney himself. The ride is at both of the US theme parks -- Disneyland in California and Walt ... Read More

Universal Offers 3-Day Ticket Deal to Florida Residents

Universal Offers 3-Day Ticket Deal to Florida Residents

News

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando has announced another ticket deal just for Florida residents. What You Need To Know Universal offering 3-day ticket deal to Florida residents Tickets include admission to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure The 2-Park, 3-Day ticket costs $164.99 for admission to one park per day Tickets must be purchased by December 17 and used by March 26 The deal includes admission ... Read More

Dolly Parton announces new role for Dollywood | News

Dolly Parton announces new role for Dollywood | News

Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE — Dolly Parton and The Dollywood Foundation announced this week that she has tapped David Dotson, the current foundation CEO, to pursue important future projects for her and her companies.“I have worked with David for 21 years, so he certainly has a special place in my heart,” Parton said.“I know he will help my companies create programs that will inspire children and their families. ... Read More

Theme Parks in Compliance With COVID Measures

Theme Parks in Compliance With COVID Measures

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County strike teams are visiting Central Florida theme parks to make sure they're following the county mask mandate and CDC-recommended coronavirus safety precautions. What You Need To Know COVID strike teams still visiting theme parks to monitor compliance Walt Disney World, Aquatica, SeaWorld, and Universal have been in-compliance Strike ... Read More

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Releases POV of Iron Gwazi Coaster

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Releases POV of Iron Gwazi Coaster

Busch Gardens Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s newest roller coaster, Iron Gwazi, was on track to open earlier this year, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed those plans. The new record-breaking attraction, which is being touted as the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, is now expected to open spring 2021. As fans wait with growing anticipation, Busch Gardens has released the first POV footage from aboard ... Read More

Disney Reports $2.4B COVID-19 Impact on Parks in 4th Quarter

Disney Reports $2.4B COVID-19 Impact on Parks in 4th Quarter

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday reported a 61% drop in revenue for its theme parks segment, which has been hit hardest by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. What You Need To Know Parks revenue down 61% to $2.6 billion in 4th quarter Disneyland Resort in California remains closed Disney World ... Read More

A Roller Coaster Ride and the New Normal for India’s Theme Parks

A Roller Coaster Ride and the New Normal for India’s Theme Parks

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** Chennai: The Indian amusement park industry that directly employs a minimum of 80,000 persons is in limbo with job losses, pay cuts and small parks that have shut permanently. Following their unprecedented closure amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is opening up in phases, struggling to draw crowds in a new ‘normal’ ... Read More