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January 12, 2021

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announces Celebrate 2021! drive-thru experience

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has launched a new, limited-time modified event, Six Flags Celebrate 2021! Season of Thrills Drive-Thru Experience. This unique experience offers a unique showcase of themed areas to help kick off the new year. The park has been decked out for fan-favorite events like Fright Fest, Holiday in the Park, Spring Break, […]

December 9, 2020

Knott’s Berry Farm opens for shopping after canceling Taste of Merry Farm dates

The Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village will operate throughout the park’s Old West Ghost Town on weekends on Dec. 12 and 13 and Dec. 19 and 20. Knott’s studio dancers perform during Taste of Merry Farm at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park on Friday, November 20, 2020. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer) By Brady MacDonald […]

November 2, 2020

California Mayors Pen Letter Urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to Reopen Theme Parks

By Eli Countryman Eight California mayors have called upon Gov. Gavin Newsom to reconsider the state’s safety guidelines and offer a new plan to reopen theme parks. The letter, which suggests that safety can be met while also reopening the parks in limited capacities, was signed by Mayor Harry Sidhu of Anaheim, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Mayor Kevin Faulconer […]

October 29, 2020

Disneyland Installs 23,000+ Coronavirus Safety Measures To…

The Orange Country Register – October 29, 2020 Disney will roll out thousands of COVID-19 sanitization stations, protective barriers and warning signs by the time Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Disney’s three Anaheim hotels fully reopen alongside Downtown Disney.

October 20, 2020

Disneyland Fights To Reopen Despite Pushback From Governor

CNN’s Stephanie Elam – CNN Business – October 19, 2020 As Gov. Gavin Newsom keeps California theme parks closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Disney is pushing back, arguing they can reopen safely. CNN’s Stephanie Elam reports.

October 10, 2020

At Disney World, ‘Worst Fears’ About Virus Have Not Come True

At Disney World, ‘Worst Fears’ About Virus Have Not Come True By Brooks Barnes – The New York Times – Oct. 9, 2020 Attendance has been low since the July reopening, but health officials and worker unions also say safety protocols have kept the coronavirus at bay. In July, one infectious disease expert said Walt Disney World’s reopening was […]

October 10, 2020

Disneyland Adopts Recommendations From County Health Agency…

By BRADY MACDONALD – The OC Register – October 9, 2020 Disneyland has adopted a host of COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the local health agency after medical officials toured Disney’s Anaheim theme parks that have been closed by the global pandemic for nearly seven months.

October 8, 2020

Park Life: Health Agency Recommends Reopening Disneyland And…

By BRADY MACDONALD – The OC Register – October 7, 2020 When do county health officials want Disneyland and Knott’s to reopen? What do the state’s initial draft guidelines for reopening theme parks call for? How many Disneyland employees will be laid off? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter.

October 7, 2020

County Health Agency Recommends Reopening Disneyland And…

By BRADY MACDONALD | The Orange County Register  PUBLISHED: October 6, 2020 at 9:33 a.m. | UPDATED: October 6, 2020 at 4:22 p.m. The Orange County Health Care Agency has recommended the state allow the parks to reopen once Orange County moves into the ‘moderate’ tier.

September 24, 2020

Knott’s Berry Farm frustrated with lack of California theme park reopening plans: ‘We’re ready to open’

‘Every time we ask them, “Can you help us understand what’s going on here and why we can’t open?” They just keep saying to us, “Well, you’re different,”‘ says Cedar Fair regional vice president Raffi Kaprelyan. Hangtime is lit blue for #LightItBlue initiative at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA, on Thursday, April 9, […]