Tag: theme parks

Florida’s COVID-19 outbreak may affect your Disney World or Universal Orlando visit

Florida’s COVID-19 outbreak may affect your Disney World or Universal Orlando visit

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A whole heck of a lot is going on in Florida this week, and sadly, it's not attraction-related. Widespread changes have arrived in the face of rising COVID-19 caseloads, both in terms of theme park employees and guests, and we've got everything you need to know: WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN FLORIDA? It's Olympics season and with each passing day, it's looking more and more like ... Read More

Universal Orlando to stop temperature screenings, reduce social distancing requirements

Universal Orlando to stop temperature screenings, reduce social distancing requirements

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ORLANDO, Fla. – With new guidance from the CDC and other health leaders in mind, Universal Orlando Resort is doing away with temperature screenings and reducing social distancing requirements at its theme parks.Effective Thursday, guests will no longer have their temperature checked before entering the property and the social distancing markers will be scooched closer from 6 feet to 3 feet.<TRENDING: Family barred from flight over ... Read More

Reopening Dates for Amusement Parks in New England – NECN

Reopening Dates for Amusement Parks in New England – NECN

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** As restrictions begin to loosen and vaccinations increase across the New England area, residents are now seeing the light at the end of the long, dark COVID tunnel. Amusement parks in Connecticut and Maine are now allowed to open at 100 percent capacity, while state guidelines in New Hampshire require parks to ... Read More

Theme parks like Great America, Discovery Kingdom prepare for reopening under new California COVID-19 guidelines

Theme parks like Great America, Discovery Kingdom prepare for reopening under new California COVID-19 guidelines

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- Theme parks are celebrating the decision by the California Department of Public Health to allow for some rides to open by April 1.The gates at California's Great America have been shut since New Year's Eve 2019 when their season ended. The opening date in March 2020 was ... Read More

‘A Day in the Park with Barney’ goes extinct at Universal Orlando

‘A Day in the Park with Barney’ goes extinct at Universal Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla – Universal Orlando is bidding farewell to everyone’s once favorite purple dinosaur, Barney.Universal officials responded to people on Twitter Wednesday explaining that “A Day in the Park with Barney” show had been permanently closed.The children’s show is located in Universal Studios’ Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone. The area is home to older attractions like the E.T. Adventure, Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, Fievel’s Playland and Curious George ... Read More

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park tickets now available ahead of reopening

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park tickets now available ahead of reopening

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORLANDO, Fla – Walt Disney World is anxiously counting down the days until it can reopen Blizzard Beach for guests.Disney’s water parks have been closed since last year when the company made the decision to close its parks due to the coronavirus pandemic.<TRENDING: Great white shark bites boat in Florida | Orange ... Read More

How did they do that? Orlando’s Museum of Illusions now open

How did they do that? Orlando’s Museum of Illusions now open

Covid

**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORLANDO, Fla – Central Florida has a new mind-bending experience with the Museum of Illusions at ICON Park along International Drive.The new destination is the museum’s first Florida location and 20th location since starting in Zagreb, Croatia back in 2015.Museum of Illusions (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)“Many international ... Read More

U.S. Theme Parks To Debut New Razzle-Dazzle Attractions in 2021

U.S. Theme Parks To Debut New Razzle-Dazzle Attractions in 2021

Amusement Parks

Thrilling roller coasters, creative fantasy lands, new dining options and a few new hotels are slated to debut at U.S. domestic theme parks in the coming year. From Universal Studios Orlando to SeaWorld San Diego, from Hersheypark to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Walt Disney World and many other popular theme parks, here's a sampling of what's ahead for 2021. EPCOT and Disney Springs Walt Disney World ... Read More

Orange County health officials recommend Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, other theme parks reopen

Orange County health officials recommend Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, other theme parks reopen

Knott's Berry Farm

Orange County Health officials have reportedly recommended that the state allow Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm to reopen once the county moves into the less restrictive orange tier.Health officials have worked closely with Disney to prepare for the park's reopening, according to the Orange County Register.Supervisor Doug Chaffee encouraged Dr. Clayton Chau, the director of the county Health Care Agency and the county's chief health officer, ... Read More

What It’s Like to Go to Universal Orlando Resort During the Pandemic

What It’s Like to Go to Universal Orlando Resort During the Pandemic

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Clearly I’m bad at timing. In September I made arrangements to drive down to Orlando and visit the major theme parks there for the first time during the pandemic. I scheduled the trip for the last week of October, and of course, right on schedule, COVID cases absolutely blew up again in the six weeks between. When I pulled out of my driveway on the last ... Read More