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February 5, 2021

SoCal lawmakers aim to speed up reopening of theme parks like Disneyland, Magic Mountain

The bill would place large parks like Disneyland and Universal on the same timeline for reopening as smaller parks. By Carlos Granda Two Southern California legislators have introduced a bill that seeks to allow large theme parks to reopen sooner. The bill would place the largest parks, like Disneyland, Magic Mountain and Universal Studios, on the […]

February 5, 2021

Universal Studios Hollywood Petitions Government to Open

IN  UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD Universal Studios Hollywood has remained closed amid the ongoing pandemic for nearly a full year. While in the recent Q4 earnings call for Comcast NBCUniversal the company did confirm that although Universal Studios Hollywood has remained closed, the successful reopening of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan helped the company break even. […]

February 4, 2021

Politicians Propose Bill to Speed Disneyland and Universal Studios Reopening

By Pat Saperstein California Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva announced Thursday that she would co-sponsor a bill to require the state to let all theme parks reopen in the same tier of COVID guidelines. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy allows small theme parks, with less than 15,000 visitor capacity, to reopen when the […]

February 2, 2021

SeaWorld San Diego reopening this weekend, but rides, rollercoasters will stay closed

SeaWorld San Diego is reopening its gates this weekend.  Last week, officials announced the zoo will be open to the public starting on Feb. 6. SeaWorld San Diego closed on Dec. 7 when the California stay-at-home order went into effect to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to the park website. In its announcement on social media Friday, SeaWorld […]

January 19, 2021

Magic Mountain opens vaccine site, plans to administer over 2K doses a day

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department, working in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies, opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites put together and opened this week. And in spite of the windy conditions creating difficulties for the professional health care workers, officials […]

January 15, 2021

L.A. County set to open five new COVID-19 vaccination sites, aiming for 20,000 shots per day

By COLLEEN SHALBY, JACLYN COSGROVE Five large COVID-19 vaccination sites are slated to open next week in Los Angeles County as public health officials accelerate preparations for an expected surge in demand after this week’s expansion of the vaccine eligibility list to residents 65 and older. The sites are Pomona Fairplex, the Forum in Inglewood, Cal State […]

January 12, 2021

Another Southern California theme park turns to a drive-thru event during the pandemic

The Sesame Street Parade of Lights Drive-Thru will run Friday through Sunday nights from Jan. 15 to Feb. 14 at SeaWorld. SeaWorld San Diego has borrowed a page from Six Flags Magic Mountain’s pandemic playbook and will offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive through the marine park and see a parade of lights from the […]

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 […]