Piraten in Batavia opens after fire

Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Piraten in Batavia dark water ride reopened after a huge fire destroyed it, as well as most of the Holland and Sweden themed areas of the park, in 2018. The new 1.7 acre (7,000m²) indoor boat tour features 88 animatronic pirate characters, eight of which survived and were restored from the original ride. Click the headline for more information

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Texas parks reopen with restrictions

San Antonio, Texas, USA

In spite of surging COVID-19 cases, Texas allowed amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus to reopen. SeaWorld San Antonio, Wonderland Amusement Park and ZDT’s opened to the public, while the two Six Flags parks reopened to season passholders. Click the headline for more information

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Hong Kong Disneyland reopens

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong Disneyland reopened to the public with reduced capacity after being closed for almost five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to social distancing guidelines, ticket holders and members are required to book visits a week ahead of time. Click the headline for more information and view our reopening day slideshow

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Silver Dollar City welcomes guests

Branson, Missouri, USA

Following two season pass holder preview days, Silver Dollar City opened to the public and officially launched its “Year of Jubilee” season. In addition to face mask requirements, the park now provides general admission date-based tickets through an online reservation system to limit capacity. Click the headline for more information

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Beto Carrero World reopens

Penha, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Beto Carrero World reopened despite surging Coronavirus cases in Brazil to a level surpassed only by the USA. In addition to a 50% reduction in capacity, the park is only admitting guests from southern states, which have lower numbers of the COVID-19 contagion in relation to the rest of the country. Click the headline for more information

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Orlando’s Universal Resort reopens

Orlando, Florida, USA

Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of Universal Studios Florida and the first weekend since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak that all three theme parks were open. Staff ensured guest safety by enforcing social distancing and face mask wearing even as crowds remained small. Click the headline for more information

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