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May 29, 2021

Raging Waters Reopens After 18-Month Closure Due to the Pandemic

Raging Waters Los Angeles reopened Saturday, welcoming back guests for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The reopening of the water park after 18 months concluded the longest off-season in the park’s history.

May 26, 2021

Legoland ready to open its biggest park attraction ever

Legoland is opening on Thursday what it’s calling its biggest park attraction yet — a new land devoted entirely to the popular Lego movies that will include a half-dozen interactive rides and experiences. Delayed more than a year by the pandemic, The Lego Movie World is opening just in time for Memorial Day weekend and […]

May 23, 2021

California theme parks can return to full capacity, must verify COVID-19 vaccinations and tests

Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other California theme parks can end capacity limits and social distancing next month under revised COVID-19 guidelines that call for “mega events” to verify coronavirus vaccines or tests of visitors. California officials will lift attendance limitations and physical distancing requirements for the state’s theme parks when COVID-19 health and safety […]

May 22, 2021

Hurricane Harbor Reopens to Visitors Following COVID-19 Closure

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor reopened its doors on Saturday in Concord. The water park closed as part of its regular season in October 2019 and it was not allowed to reopen because of the coronavirus last year.

May 22, 2021

More Bay Area theme parks reopen for 1st time since pandemic began

Several amusement parks in the Bay Area reopened Saturday after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. California’s Great America in Santa Clara welcomed the general public back for the first time since their New Year’s Eve party on December 31, 2019.

May 21, 2021

Yellow Tier Is Here, California Reopening On The Horizon

Santa Clara County is now in the least-restrictive Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. “Case rates have declined to some of their lowest levels at any point in the pandemic, and test positivity rates have hit an all-time low,” said the County. “The county’s vaccination rates are also among the very highest in […]

May 21, 2021

California Paves the Way For Theme Parks to Loosen Restrictions

California has met the health metrics put in place to fully reopen its economy on June 15. That means that all mask mandates, as well as physical distancing restrictions, will be lifted throughout the state, and businesses would be allowed to operate without capacity restrictions.

May 12, 2021

Concord’s Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces reopening dates

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord on Wednesday announced plans to reopen with local and state approval. The popular water park will welcome members and season pass holders on May 22 and 23, then open its gates to the general public on Memorial Day weekend starting May 29.

May 12, 2021

Thinking of a trip to a California theme park for Memorial Day? Here are the details

With Memorial Day approaching, most major theme parks in the Bay Area and Southern California have either reopened from COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns or plan to before the holiday. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk have already welcomed visitors back, and California’s Great America in Santa Clara and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord […]

May 6, 2021

Knott’s Berry Farm reopens after 13-month coronavirus closure

The roaring whoosh of the Silver Bullet coaster, the howling shrieks on the Supreme Scream drop tower and the soaking splashes of the Calico River Rapids water ride finally returned to Knott’s Berry Farm after a 13-month coronavirus closure. The Buena Park theme park reopened with rides and attractions to season passholders on Thursday, May 6 after […]