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Swedish parks are still not exempt from the "no crowds larger than 50" rule, meaning parks still don't have a date for reopening. Zoos are exempt from this rule and can still open - in particular, Kolmarden, including Wildfire, have been able to remain open because of this rule. 

 

EDIT: Skara Sommarland have said they will be closed all year. https://www.sommarland.se/information

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Drayton Manor's phased opening approach is as follows...

 

So, from 4th July-17th July, the following will be available:

  • Thomas Land
  • Carousel
  • Jolly Buccaneer
  • Accelerator
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Zoo

From 18th July, the following will be available:

  • Thomas Land
  • Carousel
  • Jolly Buccaneer
  • Accelerator
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Zoo
  • The Bounty
  • Maelstrom
  • Air Race
  • Shockwave
  • Polperro Express
  • Buffalo Coaster
  • Pandemonium
  • Apocalypse
  • Drunken Barrels
  • Sheriff’s Showdown

The following are closed until further notice due to COVID restrictions:

  • Dodgems
  • The Haunting
  • Emily’s Adventure Play
  • 4D Cinema
  • Bryan’s Museum
  • Thomas Exhibition
  • Spencer’s Outdoor Adventure Play
  • Stormforce 10
  • Terrence’s Driving School
  • Tiny Tots Play in the Zoo Farm
  • Reptile House
  • Zoo Experiences
  • Meerkat House

https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/tickets-and-prices/rides-20201

 

The park is also making masks mandatory everywhere I believe.

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Disneyland in California has suspended its re-opening indefinitely. I would be very very surprised if Walt Disney World doesn't do the same as cases in the state are sky-rocketing. In saying that, the Governor of Florida is a madman so maybe it will reopen anyway.

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6 hours ago, Mark9 said:

Disneyland in California has suspended its re-opening indefinitely. I would be very very surprised if Walt Disney World doesn't do the same as cases in the state are sky-rocketing. In saying that, the Governor of Florida is a madman so maybe it will reopen anyway.

I think Disney are invested in Florida, they have a contract with the NBA to fulfill and the resort openings seem to be practicing social distancing.

Not that I agree with this as everyone from Nebraska to Miami will be bringing the virus down with them for their family vacation.

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The thing with WDW is that when they opened, they essentially became their own council/government. Whilst there will still be enforced restrictions and limitations, reopening for them should be noticeably easier. Not to mention at around 25,000 acres, they have much more land to play around with.

 

Disneyland on the other hand is a lot smaller and doesn’t have as much power as authorities  go, so will likely be the last resort to reopen by a noticeable margin. 
 

Then again with cases on the rise within the states, the chances of delaying a full reopening is likely.

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bournemouth_beach_yesterday_in_england_zShows how much Brits are itching to just get outside after the extensive lockdown procedures (reddit post below).

Results in 2 trends: In the financial sense more visitors for national leisure attractions such as theme parks as people less likely to travel abroad = good for new rides and for the next few weeks at least they can expect a high enough number of people packing them out.

In the covid-19 sense how many people will actually follow the new safety rules imposed by parks given people already disregard park rules (e.g. no q jumping - there's countless other examples) pre-covid? The government have already said they'll reverse the decision to open the latest wave of businesses if people don't adhere to social distancing. What will the parks do if almost all their guests don't adhere to social distancing? It'll be interesting to see what measures they have in place to ensure adherence to rules.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Wellthatsucks/comments/hfijlc/bournemouth_beach_yesterday_in_england_zero/

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Merlin attractions are good to go with certification from the tourist board!

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I assume Blackpool will follow in the next few days if there operations are u to scratch.

I believe some Merlin Midways are now set to open on the 4th, Manchester for example.

The London attractions, Merlin's money maker are awaiting for London and tourism to reopen and will be the last of the UK's attractions to open.

 

Also its the thought that counts....................

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All Belgian theme parks are reopening today. 

 

I'm rather confused how Bellewaerde managed to open Wakala for some sort of previews yesterday given the rule was that theme parks couldn't open before today. I guess they found some sort of loophole given they have a zoo, but I was under the impression that they weren't opening the zoo only at any point prior. 

 

Not the end of the world either way though..

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54350423

 

All the while, the top managers at Disney returned to full salary a month ago. A lot of long term workers getting the boot. Several entertainers across the Disney World resorts have been made redundant such as the Grand Floridian band who have performed at the hotel for 32 years. The heart of Disney, the people, being thrown to the bin. 

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Disneyland Paris is closing from the end of tomorrow due to government advice, hoping to reopen during the Christmas period (when they’re at their busiest) but then closing again for January and February. Sad for the staff and cast members working there.

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