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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...

2019: NYT Review: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland

2019: Doctor sues Six Flags Great Adventure over alledged neck injuries

2019: 7-Year-old boy reportedly falls from roller coaster at Lightwater Valley

2019: Dorney Park pulls bullets with names on them from merchandise offering

2017: Wolfgang Puck and other new restaurants coming to Disney Springs

2016: Margate's Dreamland fails to reach expected visitor volume, enters administration

2016: Universal Orlando is first mover on summer price hike for single-day, single-park tickets

2016: Conneaut Lake Park open, Blue Streak still being refurbished

2016: New York Daily News publishes hit piece on amusement safety

2013: US theme park revenue making significant recovery since 2009

2013: Disneyland worker charged with having a destructive device following dry ice "bomb"

2013: Union mechanics still on strike after four weeks at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

2012: Annual "best guess" theme park attendance report posted for 2011

2011: South Carolina inspector only issued one citation in four years before fatal crash

2011: Riders review the new Zippin Pippin

2010: Polk County tourism boss impressed with Legoland operations

2008: Kentucky report blames Six Flags accident on cable fatigue, operator error

2007: Harry Potter officially coming to Islands of Adventure

2006: Arizona officials skeptical of Grand Canyon theme park plan

2005: Bonfante Gardens sells land, drastically reduces debt

2005: Nashville Valley Amusement Park closes

2005: Bahari, Splashin' Safari photos from Holiday World added to Negative-G

2002: Six Flags gets court approval to run Jazzland for the season

2002: Cleveland paper ranks Cedar Point, Worlds of Adventure coasters

2002: Sandusky wants to charge Cedar Point goers parking tax

2002: VisionLand will open starting with water park

2002: Hypersonic's modified train cycling course

2000: New pictures from IOA, SF America, Disneyworld

2000: Superman: Ride Of Steel (Six Flaga America) pics added

2000: Ride op hurt in floorless coaster accident at SFO