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Theme parks: Corona-related cancellations and announcements for 2021

The safety measures - face mask requirement, keeping a distance of at least 1.8 meters, temperature measurement at the entrance - seem to be working to a large extent: So far, nothing has been known about massive corona infections in the Florida theme parks. However, since the number of new infections every day in the Sunshine State is still high and an effective and safe vaccine against the virus cannot be expected until next spring at the earliest, all events that cannot be reconciled with social distancing had to be canceled. So must be loud this year ClickOrlando.com the "Halloween Horror Nights" in Universal Studios Florida fall into the water as well as the evening Halloween parties and "Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party" in Disney's Magic Kingdom. The same applies to spectacular Christmas events such as "Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party", also in the Magic Kingdom, and the "Candlelight Processional" in EPCOT Park.

Nevertheless, friends of cozy showers or cold sweats will not go away empty-handed on Halloween this year either: In the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, despite the pandemic, the horror event "Howl-O-Scream" will take place on a total of 18 evenings from September 25th - but this time exclusively outdoors, the otherwise usual haunted houses must be avoided. As a consolation for all theme park fans who have their first residence in Florida, Universal Orlando is offering a special park-to-park ticket that allows Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure not just on one day, but every day up until December 24th can be visited again and again. The ticket costs $ 164 for adults and $ 154 for children; For an extra $ 29, the Volcano Bay water park can also be included in the offer.

Incidentally, the theme park operators leave no doubt that they have a positive outlook on the future. So announced Disney CFO Christine McCarthy according to the Orlando Business Journal at the Citi 2020 Global Technology Conference and the Bank of America Virtual 2020 Media Communications & Entertainment Conference that the group is committed to the construction of the planned luxury hotel "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser", which is due to open in 2021 not far from Disney's Hollywood Studios. The reopening of the theme parks after the lockdown was made on the condition that it would make a profit; this requirement also applies to all further planning. Meanwhile, SeaWorld Entertainment, according to a report by the Orlando Sentinel announced that the two new roller coasters "Iron Gwazi" at Busch Gardens Tampa and "Ice Breaker" at SeaWorld Orlando, both of which were supposed to welcome the first adrenaline junkies this spring, will open in spring 2021.