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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    So what's happening with VR attractions? Hologate, one of the industries leaders, has put out safety guidelines. What's important to note is that it's recommended that all of the headsets are retrofitted with PU leather facial inserts, which are more hygienic than the foam inserts that come with...
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    Mt. Olympus is opening in 3 days, but (as I mentioned earlier in this thread) you must stay onsite in order to visit the theme and water parks. This is the second major U.S. park to announce an opening date since the pandemic closure.
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    Silverwood is opening on May 30th and 31st, and both Silverwood and Boulder Beach will open for daily operation starting June 6th. I believe this is the first U.S. park to announce definite opening days. Mt. Olympus, on the other hand, announced that their water and amusement parks will only...
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    Tripsdrill is reopening on May 29th! Won't be long before Europe Park makes their announcement.
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    Haven't seen this mentioned, but Six Flags CEO Michael Spanos announced earlier this week that the six locations expected to open first are Six Flags Mexico, Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags St. Louis, Frontier City, Six Flags Over Texas, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. He also said that Six Flags...
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    According to this news article (in German), Heide Park will be reopening later this month as other attractions in Lower Saxony start to open.
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    Dorney Park 2021 Plans - Possible Possessed Removal and Wooden Coaster

    The proposed new Dorney Park ride has won the approval of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, although final approval will be up to South Whitehall Township. The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission review found that the ride will be in a flood plain and should be built to withstand high waters...
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    While talk and planning continues on re-opening of parks, Funtown Splashtown USA in Maine announced they will not open this season due to the pandemic and all 2020 season passes will be honored in 2021. Although this is a rather small park, I would not be surprised to see this decision made by...
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    Help needed for our Inversions page

    We're planning on updating our Inversions page and need help creating inversion animations to post. Anyone interested in helping to create them please reply. Thanks
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    First park you’ll be going to

    Depends on which U.S. parks getting new coasters open first, although I doubt any will be hosting media days.
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    Your most photographed ride

    :( Way too many to even try to keep count of I'm afraid. Can't imagine @gavin or @davidm ever being able to do this either.
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    Tree Topper at Upper Clements Park in NS, Canada to be removed

    Bummer. I was planning on making the trip up there myself this year, even just to say that I've ridden every wooden coaster in North America. I guess I can go ahead and say that now, but would have been great to get the cred before making the claim. :(
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    What led to Six Flags' downfall as a company?

    In June 2009 Six Flags filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with over $1 billion in debt. With a listed debt of $2.4 billion compared to assets of $3 billion, the company said it could not support more than $890 million of debt. They were able go solvent the following year by turning the company’s...
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    Rides you rode in the opening season?

    Started the 2020 season with this and hoping for more sooner rather than later... 2020-Texas Stingray-SeaWorld San Antonio
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    Nice to see that someone has been reading the updates on our homepage. ;)
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    Hmmmm.... With their parks closed through the end of the month (at least), I read that Disney has decided to send college program students home rather than continue housing them through the shutdown. Disney is marking the students' DCP work as complete, suggesting that they will not be recalled...
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    What positive things have you got to look forward to in the near future?

    Hasn't been cancelled yet, but Jadu Heart is on the 25th and I'm hoping beyond hope that it goes off. Other than that, everything else has been postponed.
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    Don't see it mentioned so far, but Trump's travel ban has been extended to the UK and Ireland. Good luck on getting over here anytime soon all you Brits.
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    Dollywood to Announce Largest Investment!

    Sorry guys, but I was already on my way to Tennessee yesterday when I got the email saying the announcement has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Had to turn around and head back home - nearly nine hours of driving for nada. :mad:
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