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Cedar Fair announces its Covid-19 mitigation plans

Reservations will be required, much of activity will be app driven.

Japanese Covid-19 guidelines: no screaming

The guidelines were issued by theme park associations.

Walt Disney World will start opening July 11 with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom

Epcot and Hollywood Studios will open on July 15.

Six Flags announces opening protocol for Covid-19 mitigation

Park opening dates will be coordinated with local health officials.

Universal Orlando targets June 5 reopening, masks and temperature checks required

The resort will conduct a soft opening with staff and passholders in the days prior.

SeaWorld Orlando testing Mako with masked riders

Fan photographs the ride operating with people wearing masks.

Regional parks start to set opening dates during the pandemic

The large theme parks haven't set dates, but some regional players announce opening plans.

Walt Disney World president promoted to chair of parks, experiences and consumer products

Josh D’Amaro takes over for Bob Chapek, who was promoted to CEO.

Maurer Rides sets up roller coaster for Dream Cruises

The ride will test on land before being installed on the cruise ship.

Walt Disney World reaches agreement with unions on back-to-work plan

The deal includes paid time off to quarantine in the event of a Covid-19 infection.

Six Flags Great Adventure will open safari as drive-through experience

The park will soon announce an opening date for the attraction.

Shanghai Disneyland opens with limitations

The Chinese government has limited capacity at the park to 24,000 people daily, less than one-third of its pre-outbreak capacity.

Disney's doctor starts to layout considerations for opening theme parks

The company's chief medical officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel, gives some hints about what the parks will look like in a phased opening.

Disney Springs will start phase opening with third-party stores

Some stores will open starting May 20.

Cedar Fair reports wider loss in the quarter as it prepares for Covid-19 impact

Net revenues totaled $54 million compared with $67 million for last year’s first quarter.

Disney reports 58% drop in operating income in parks, experiences and products unit

Other segments reported increases over last year.

Disney's vast and diverse businesses suffer during Covid-19 crisis

Closed theme parks and shuttered movie studios have slowed the company dramatically.

Man arrested for camping on Discovery Island at Walt Disney World

He was charged with a misdemeanor count of trespassing and was banned from Disney properties.

Six Flags announces parks likely to reopen

The CEO outlined a probably opening strategy during an analyst call.

Disney yet to announce reopening plan, but industry and analysts are watching

The company has so far been quiet about its intentions to reopen.

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  1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
  2. Fury 325, Carowinds
  3. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  4. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
  5. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  6. Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  7. Voyage, The, Holiday World
  8. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  9. Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion
  10. Maverick, Cedar Point

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On this day in...

2017: Attendance report shows Disney is down slightly, Universal is up

2017: OWA amusement park on track for July opening

2017: Vintage photos: Astroworld

2017: Disney CEO Bob Iger among the executives abandoning Trump advisory roles over climate agreement

2016: Dollywood ride inspector returns to work with prosthetic leg

2016: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says she's not interested in Disney chief job

2015: Alton Towers' Smiler trains collide, at least four serious injuries

2015: Universal Orlando adding NBC Sports Grill and Brew restaurant to City Walk

2015: Jay Rasulo bails as Disney CFO

2015: Universal Hollywood's Forbidden Journey will put Harry Potter in 3D

2014: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction brings state of the art tech to attractions

2014: Complaints and privacy questions arise from biometric scans at Six Flags Great America

2014: Anticipatory customer service part of training for Six Flags employees

2011: Unit holders reject Q proposal for Cedar Fair board nomination process changes

2011: Santa's Village re-opens as AZoosment Park

2010: Comcast not looking to sell theme parks if acquisition of NBC-Universal succesful

2010: Cedar Point's Shoot The Rapids still not open

2010: Companies push for default ruling against Freestyle Music Park

2010: Luna Park gets rave reviews, stabbing reminds of Coney's dark side

2010: IAAPA spends $190,000 on lobbying efforts in first quarter

2009: Mom not pleased with Playboy bunny logo poster as amusement prize

2008: Universal says Back to The Future courthouse was saved from fire

2008: Fire breaks out at Universal Studio Hollywood, destroys sets

2007: Cedar Fair reports early season attendance and revenue

2006: Wild Thing returns to service

2006: Legoland California names its new model builder

2005: Whalom Park sale can go forward

2004: California shuts down rides with Intamin T-bar restraints

2004: Construction on Silver Bullet and RipTide continues at Knott's

2004: Trainer gored by elephant at Six Flags Marine World

2004: Wyandot Lake Pictures added To Negative-G

2003: State inspector says Raven showed no sign of equipment failure in weekend accident

2003: UPDATED: Woman dies following accident on Raven at Holiday World

2002: One person killed, dozens injured at Kennywood in storm

2001: Cedar Fair missing attendance target due to weather

2001: Two girls, like, get injured and stuff on Fiesta Texas Boomerang