Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments
May22

Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments

Universal Parks & Resorts today confirmed plans to begin a phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort beginning June 5, 2020. Amid continued concerns about COVID-19 coronavirus transmission, Universal promises the reopening will be carefully managed and include a wide range of new and enhanced best-practice health, safety and hygiene procedures based on guidelines from the CDC and health officials. The reopening will include...

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Universal Studios confirms phased re-opening; temperature checks, face coverings, free parking
May12

Universal Studios confirms phased re-opening; temperature checks, face coverings, free parking

Universal Orlando Resort has provided the latest details surrounding its policies and procedures for their COVID-19 coronavirus response. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Universal Orlando’s CityWalk will begin limited operation of select venues, marking the occasion as as the “first steps toward reopening our destination.” The full statement is found below with bolding by us for emphasis. The health and safety of our guests and...

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Knott’s Berry Farm postponing #Knotts100 celebration; reopening date “uncertain”
May08

Knott’s Berry Farm postponing #Knotts100 celebration; reopening date “uncertain”

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park has continued to closely evaluate the global situation with regards to COVID-19 coronavirus and today released some sad news about developments for the rest of the year. Knott’s Berry Farm Vice President & General Manager Jon Storbeck shared highlights which included confirmation that the Knott’s 100th Anniversary: A Knott’s Family Reunion would be postponed to 2020. With a glimmer of...

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Universal Studios closures extended through at least May 31, updates on Team Member pay, benefits
Apr09

Universal Studios closures extended through at least May 31, updates on Team Member pay, benefits

Universal Studios has confirmed additional closures through at least May 31 for both of its properties in Orlando and Hollywood. Part of Universal’s updated statement on the COVID-19 coronavirus closures follow below. We are extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood at least through May 31 as we continue to respond to current conditions and make the health and safety of team members and...

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KNOTT’S BERRY FARM extends 2020 Season Passes through 2021, temporarily suspends monthly payments
Apr04

KNOTT’S BERRY FARM extends 2020 Season Passes through 2021, temporarily suspends monthly payments

Knott’s Berry Farm took a heaping pile of lemons and made some boysenberry lemonade with the announcement that they will be extending their 2020 Season Pass with a full-year extension through the end of 2021. Their official update indicated that how they will manage 2020 Season Passholder benefits: 2020 Season Passes and purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products (if applicable) will be valid for the remainder of 2020 when our...

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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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