Holdouts give in to COVID-19 guidelines

Orlando, Florida, USA

The three Fun Spot parks in Florida and Georgia gave in and joined the rest of America’s parks by closing their doors, while the Gold Coast parks in Australia finally shuttered their gates as well, leaving Gold Reef City in South Africa as the only major park in the world still operating. Click the headline for more information

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$3 million for Indiana Beach buyers

Monticello, Indiana, USA

A month after Indiana Beach closed, local authorities are offering $3 million in economic incentives to any potential buyer of park and Apex Group say they are still hopeful that the park will be operational this year. Investors are interested, so will this huge finical dangling carrot attract a new buyer? Click the headline for further information

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More UK/USA opening delays as Far East parks reopen

Staffordshire, England, UK

As UK theme parks fall in line with government guidelines shutting their doors and more American parks delay openings, parks in China and Japan begin to welcome guests again as the Novel Corunavirus pandemic begins to subside in the Far East. Click the headline for more information

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Global Pandemic closes parks worldwide

Burbank, California, USA

The Coronavirus global pandemic has closed or delayed the opening of almost every amusement park in the USA, Europe, Far East and Middle East. Strangely, Australia’s big four theme parks have vowed to remain open to visitors amid the outbreak, despite a government ban on public gatherings. Click the headline for more information

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Japan parks close due to COVID-19

Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

Following last month’s China theme park closures, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea parks announced they will close for the next two weeks due to concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. All other parks including Universal Studios, Fuji-Q Highland and Nagashima Spa Land, have also closed. Click the headline for more information

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Apex parks no more

Aliso Viejo, California, USA

Sad news for coaster lovers, especially for those who like wooden ones. Apex Parks Group is closing their two large amusement parks Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana and Fantasy Island in Grand Island, New York. The parks were home to nine coasters, including the first El Loco and four CCI woodies. Click the headline for more information

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Skyline Park ditches Dragster

Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria, Germany

Skyline Park is getting rid of Sky Dragster, the park’s Maurer Rides Spike coaster that opened in June, 2017. The park decided to call it quits and remove the prototype motorbike ride after three years of operational difficulties, suffering from more down time than up. Good luck to Carnival Cruise Lines. Click the headline for more information

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Kings Dominion seals Crypt

Doswell, Virginia, USA

The rumors are true and after only a few days of speculation, Kings Dominion confirmed that the park has sealed the Crypt for good. The Huss suspended top spin ride opened in 2005 as Tomb Raider: Firefall and lost its name when Cedar Fair purchased the Paramount Parks. Click the headline for more information

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Last rides on Tower Of Terror II

Coomera, Queensland, Australia

Dreamworld confirmed the long rumored upcoming closure of Tower of Terror II, the continent’s tallest and fastest coaster. Built on one side of the 390 feet (119m) tall Giant Drop tower, the coaster opened in 1997. Final rides will take place on November 3rd, but the Giant Drop will continue to operate as normal. Click the headline for more information

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