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May 3, 2021

What to expect when Knott’s Berry Farm reopens this week

Knott’s Berry Farm will reopen this week with the new Bear-y Tales dark ride after a yearlong coronavirus closure as the Buena Park theme park prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary and relaunch the Summer Nights food festival later this month. Knott’s will reopen on Thursday, May 6 to season passholders following more than 13 months of […]

March 31, 2021

What to expect when Six Flags Magic Mountain reopens

Ride enthusiasts who show up to Six Flags Magic Mountain on reopening weekend can expect their favorite coasters to be running with longer-than-usual socially distanced lines and half-full ride vehicles as employees adjust to the new normal of running a theme park. The message here is simple: Be patient. Most of us haven’t been in […]

March 29, 2021

Another California theme park to reopen this week

California’s oldest amusement park will return this week for thrill seekers eager to climb aboard roller coasters and thrill rides after more than a year of coronavirus closures that shuttered the state’s amusement parks. The 1907 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will reopen on Thursday, April 1 with select rides including the 1924 Giant Dipper wooden […]

March 13, 2021

Disneyland, Universal and other California theme parks can reopen April 1

California theme parks can reopen April 1 under updated guidelines from the state’s health department following a year of coronavirus closures that cost the parks billions and forced them to shed tens of thousands of jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new California theme park guidelines and opening date are part of a ‘refresh’ of […]

March 9, 2021

Disneyland reopening in April as 10,000 furloughed employees head back to work

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will reopen in April and recall 10,000 furloughed employees following a year of closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Disney officials. Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced during the company’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, March 9 that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will reopen in late April.

March 9, 2021

7 questions facing Disneyland and other parks as the April 1 reopening date looms

California theme parks know when they can reopen after a year of coronavirus closures, but a whole lot of questions still remain about what Disneyland, Universal and other amusement parks will be like once they return. California theme parks can reopen on April 1 provided the counties they reside in reach the red/substantial tier 2 […]

March 5, 2021

Disneyland, stadiums get green light to start reopening April 1

State officials announce that outdoor sports and live performance venues, as well as amusement parks, will be allowed to begin reopening on April 1 – with restrictions.

February 5, 2021

Legoland Castle Hotel reopens on Feb. 12 in California

Legoland Castle Hotel at Legoland California Resort will soon reopen its doors – just in time for President’s Day! On Friday, Feb. 12, guests can get the royal treatment with access to Miniland U.S.A., The Big Shop and exclusive access to the Hideaways outside play structures inside the park.With rooms available for as low as […]

February 5, 2021

Assembly bill seeks to speed reopening of Disneyland and other California theme parks

By BRADY MACDONALD  A new bill proposed by California state assembly members would speed the reopening of Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood and override Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidelines that have kept large California theme parks shuttered for more than 10 months. California Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced plans to co-sponsor a bill that would require the […]

February 5, 2021

California theme parks’ pleas to reopen gets an assist from a new state bill

It could be many months before parks like Disneyland, SeaWorld and Knott’s Berry Farm would be allowed to reopen so two Southern California legislators are hoping their bill will persuade the governor to speed up the process By LORI WEISBERG FEB. 5, 2021 5:38 PM PT Desperate to reopen sooner than later, California theme parks are hoping […]