Annual IAAPA Expo cancelled

Orlando, Florida, USA

This year’s IAAPA Expo has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual event held at the Orange County Convention Center each November, features hundreds of ride manufacturer and industry supplier booths, informational symposiums and who’s who of the theme park world. Click the headline for more information

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Cedar Fair park openings cancelled

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

North American amusement park chain Cedar Fair announced that four of their parks will not be opening this year and another two will be closing at the end of the month due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The three parks remaining open have cancelled their Halloween events. Click the headline for more information

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More parks cancel 2020 season

Denver, Colorado, USA

Elitch Gardens is the latest amusement park to join the ever-growing list of parks that have decided to cancel their 2020 season completely. SeaBreeze amusement park in Rochester, New York, made the same announcement just 24 hours earlier, also citing uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic as the reason. Click the headline for more information

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Halloween Horror Nights cancelled

Orlando, Florida, USA

Universal theme parks announced they will not hold their Halloween Horror Nights this year due the coronavirus pandemic. The Orlando resort plans to maintain its daytime-only operating schedule, while a closure order in California has kept Universal Studios Hollywood closed for the past few months. Click the headline for more information

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Sylvan Beach cancels 2020 season

Sylvan Beach, New York, USA

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park in upstate New York announced the cancellation of their 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, siting no guidance from the state, region or local authorities, as well as staffing issues. The park will continue with capital improvement projects over the summer. Click the headline for more information

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IAAPA cancels Expo Europe 2020

Orlando, FLorida, USA

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the cancellation of their Expo Europe 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding the global Coronavirus pandemic. The annual IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida is scheduled to go ahead as planned this November. Click the headline for more information

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