Universal Studios extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to April 19 in Orlando, Hollywood
Mar24

Universal Studios extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to April 19 in Orlando, Hollywood

After originally stating an optimistic “end of March” reopening date for its parks in Orlando and Hollywood, Universal Studios confirmed today that the closures have now been extended through April 19, 2020. The change comes on the heels of Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair making similar although more conservative announcements of Mid-May openings. Although Disney initially led the charge as the first major theme...

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Knott’s Berry Farm extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to at least mid-May
Mar22

Knott’s Berry Farm extends COVID-19 coronavirus closures to at least mid-May

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park updated the anticipated reopening date for the theme park as well as the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel and California Marketplace with a new announcement from Richard Zimmerman, (Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company). The new expectation is an opening in mid-May at the soonest. No announcement has been made regarding the fan-favorite Boysenberry Festival which was originally...

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Knott’s Berry Farm joins theme parks across US to close in response to coronavirus
Mar13

Knott’s Berry Farm joins theme parks across US to close in response to coronavirus

In line with most theme parks in the US (although we’re still looking at you, SeaWorld and Six Flags) Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park has announced the closure of its theme park in response to the threat of coronavirus. The official statement from Richard Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company follows below. Beginning March 14, Knott’s Berry Farm will close temporarily through the end of the...

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Universal Parks confirm closures through end of March, hotels and CityWalk to remain open on both coasts
Mar12

Universal Parks confirm closures through end of March, hotels and CityWalk to remain open on both coasts

In step with the Disney Parks around the world, Universal Parks confirmed today that they will be temporarily closing their parks through the end of the month effective this weekend. The hotels and Universal CityWalk will remain open. UPDATE: 3/16, 12:30pm: Universal has updated their policy regarding closures. As we continue to make the health and safety of our guests and team members our top priority and be responsive to current...

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POSTPONED: ‘Peacock Live!’ event at Universal Studios Hollywood aims to reschedule
Mar07

POSTPONED: ‘Peacock Live!’ event at Universal Studios Hollywood aims to reschedule

The inaugural Peacock Live! festival at Universal Studios Hollywood has been postponed. Oiginally slated to take place takes place on the legendary Universal Studios backlot from March 28-29, 2020 the event aimed at promoting NBC’s new digital streaming service was set to include panels and talent appearances amongst other surprises. RELATED POST ‘Peacock Live!’ confirms talent and panel line-up for Universal Studios Hollywood...

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‘Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival’ returning to SeaWorld San Diego promising global flavor explosion
Mar02

‘Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival’ returning to SeaWorld San Diego promising global flavor explosion

SeaWorld San Diego is preparing once more to launch the annual Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival weekend event from March 7 through May 3, 2020. With more than 40 food items (including 32 that are NEW to this year’s lineup), 150 beer options, four NEW regional realms, nearly a dozen wine varietals and live entertainment on three stages, you’ll find plenty to do in addition to all the regular park offerings. Also NEW this...

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Details: KNOTT’S BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL 2020 dates, menus, and more confirmed!
Feb28

Details: KNOTT’S BOYSENBERRY FESTIVAL 2020 dates, menus, and more confirmed!

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is coming back for the 2020 season and although we got a first peek at the menu items earlier this week, we’ve now got a full accounting of everything you can expect to find when the fan-favorite returns celebrating Knott’s trademark juicy little berries! In addition to the numerous food and drink offerings, the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music,...

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FIRST LOOK: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2020 menu and Tasting Card options announced!
Feb26

FIRST LOOK: Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2020 menu and Tasting Card options announced!

It’s almost the most exciting time of the year – the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival! Knott’s recently updated their site to show many of the new choices for 2020, and there are some big changes to the Tasting Card this year! Boysenberry Festival Tasting Options This year’s 26 options are: Boysenberry Basil Lemonade – Sutter’s Booth Beer Cheese Soup topped with Boysenberry drizzle and Brown Butter Croutons – Wilderness...

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Bob Iger steps down, Bob Chapek named CEO for The Walt Disney Company
Feb25

Bob Iger steps down, Bob Chapek named CEO for The Walt Disney Company

After years of will-he-or-won’t-he debate, Robert A. Iger will officially be stepping down as CEO for The Walt Disney Company. In his place, effective immediately, will be Bob Chapek who most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. In his new role as CEO, Chapek will directly oversee all of the Company’s business segments and corporate functions. He will report to the Executive Chairman, Mr. Iger,...

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‘Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites’ releases new images ahead of March 17 debut
Feb25

‘Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites’ releases new images ahead of March 17 debut

Last year, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort officially opened its first phase and now with the second phase just weeks away, we have new images for the newest Value resort addition at Universal Orlando Resort. The Resort is split into two distinct properties:  Surfside Inn and Suites and Dockside Inn and Suites. The decor differs slightly between the two based on their respective names but both aim to deliver a “free-spirited...

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