s entertainment venues and destinations across the state announce plans to reopen following the coronavirus shutdown, Elysburg’s amusement has announced plans to join them.
Knoebels Amusement Resort has announced that they will be opening July 1, marking the first day of their summer season in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the press release, the park’s reopening is coming more quickly than what was once expected.
Disney’s Splash Mountain — based on the company’s highly controversial film Song of the South — is getting a complete revamp, the company announced Thursday. Instead of being based on the 1946 movie, Splash Mountain will be retooled to be based on 2009’s Princess and the Frog, the first Disney movie to feature a Black princess.
Universal Orlando laid off an undisclosed number of employees on Tuesday despite reopening its theme parks just weeks ago.
The layoffs affect positions across multiple departments. Universal, however, would not say how many employees were let go or which departments were impacted.
“We have made the difficult decision to reduce our Parks & Resorts workforce across multiple locations and business units,” Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder said in a statement to Spectrum News. “This decision was not made lightly, but was necessary to prepare us for the future.”
A tidal wave of lien filings over the past few weeks has many questioning the future of SeaWorld, and noteworthy experts think bankruptcy could be in the cards.
Public documents published in April showed that SeaWorld had enough cash (or cash equivalence) on hand to sustain a closure through the end of 2021. But now, the company seems to be dragging its feet on paying many of its bills. Missed payments are now reported on every single significant project currently in the works.
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Six Flags Great Adventure announced Wednesday that it will be reopening to season pass holders and members on July 3 and will welcome the general public on July 4 under new restrictions announced a day earlier by Gov. Phil Murphy for amusement parks and rides.
Guests will have to get their temperature taken, maintain social distancing and wear masks at the park. Six Flags officials are calling the July 3 opening a preview day. Capacity is limited to 50% under the state regulations.
Boardwalk rides, water and amusement parks will be allowed to reopen just in time for the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The parks will be allowed to reopen on July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy said during his daily press conference Tuesday. The announcement comes a day after the governor announced that casinos would be allowed to open on the same day.
“With next week’s July Fourth holiday weekend rapidly approaching and with families rightfully looking for ways to enjoy their time off together, we wanted to make it known that yes, the rides will be in operation,” Murphy said. “But, moreover, we want everyone to enjoy their time together responsibly.”
WEEEEE! Josie Gibson ‘wets herself’ live on This Morning during terrifying roller coaster ride and jokes she is quitting show
The 35-year-old star was at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to show how theme parks had changed after the coronavirus crisis - and was forced to go on a nerve-jangling ride against her will.
Former Big Brother star Josie left hosts Phillip Schofield, 58, and Davina McCall, 52, in hysterics back in London as she screamed throughout the ordeal.
At one point her face mask was pushed up over her eyes, leaving her flying through the air unable to see, yelling: "I quit, I quit."
A coalition of unions representing 17,000 Disneyland cast members have sent a letter demanding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom stop Disney’s Anaheim theme parks from reopening on July 17 out of concern for employee safety.
“Disney wants clearance from the government to reopen the Disneyland Resort in July,” according to the letter from the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions. “Unfortunately, despite intensive talks with the company, we are not yet convinced that it is safe to reopen the parks on Disney’s rapid timetable.”
Disney has proposed plans to reopen the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall on July 9, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on July 17 and Disney’s Grand Californian and Disney’s Paradise Pier hotels on July 23, pending government approval. The Disneyland resort closed in mid-March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.