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Long-abandoned Lake Dolores Waterpark has been approved for new life

Long-abandoned Lake Dolores Waterpark has been approved for new life

Route 66 attractions make a comeback

  Originally created in the 1960s, the park closed in 2004; becoming a backdrop for many Instagram photos. People frequently ignore "no trespassing signs" to pose in front of a dried-out pool or decaying water slide.But the water park could spring to life again soon. Located along I-15 in the Mojave desert, the park's renewal is currently in the planning stages. G&GF Enterprise received approval in March of 2020 to create a new attraction in this highway-adjacent parcel in San Bernardino County, near Barstow, Calif. According to company manager and spokesman Om Garg, despite the pandemic, plans are full speed ahead and geared toward “the comfort and entertainment and recreation of traveling people.” The water park opened in 1962. Owner Bob Byers named the waterpark Lake Dolores for his wife. The attraction at that time ...   [read more]
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Florida Theme Parks Permitted To, But Have Not Increased Capacity Yet

Florida Theme Parks Permitted To, But Have Not Increased Capacity Yet

Theme Parks Across the Country Host Scaled Back Halloween Events

  Phase 3 of reopening in Florida means theme parks can increase capacity as long as social distancing protocols are maintained. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and others can, according to the Florida governor, not only increase capacity but not enforce face coverings. That said, theme parks appear to be taking a more proactive and protective stance toward attendees than the state's governor. The park is continuing to focus on in-state visitors rather than travelers; and plans to adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols for the rest of the year. This includes canceling events such as the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, and cancelling the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. While the park did send out a guest survey that included questions about capacity limits at the park, and from a ...   [read more]
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  CarnivalWarehouse.com has compiled a list of industry conventions for the 2020-2021 season.  Listed below are conventions and trade show sorted by state.  If you would like to update the status of your convention or trade show, please contact us.Updated 10/25/2020 National Industry Conventions IAAPA Attractions Expo, Orlando, FLCancelled, virtual show IAFE/SLA Conventions, San Antonio, TXIAFE will host a virtual showSLA has yet to announce any plans IISF Trade Show, GibtownScheduled for February 16-19, 2021 NICA/Fair Foods ShowScheduled for February 2021 OABA meetingsScheduled for February 2021 State by State Conventions AlabamaNo info available AlaskaNo info available ArizonaAZ Association of Fairs ConventionLive convention cancelledVirtual convention scheduled for November 16-18, 2020 ArkansasArkansas Fair Managers ConventionScheduled - January 14-16, 2021 CaliforniaWestern Fairs AssociationLive convention cancelledVirtual convention scheduled for January ...   [read more]
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  The Mississippi State Fair in Jackson announced it would be extending the duration of the fair an additional weekend.  Commissioner Andy Gipson says their decision to extend the fair was due to Hurricane Delta's impact on the first weekend of the fair.  The fair will be open Thursday through Sunday during the extended run.  "Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed our socially distant, very clean family-friendly outdoor Fair. As Hurricane Delta washed out the first weekend, we are deciding to open back up for one more outdoor Fair Weather weekend this Thursday through Sunday for you to enjoy," Gipson announced via Twitter.Michael Lasseter, acting director of the Mississippi State Fair, reported that attendance was good during the second weekend of the fair, which led to the decision to extend the fair.  “We're kind of seeing what the attendance was this weekend, which it was very good, and we're also looking at the weather next weekend,” says ...   [read more]
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  • Scott Amusements, LLC.
    Boone County Fair- Boone
    7/16/2020 to 7/19/2025 - Boone, IA
  • Ray Cammack Shows
    Arizona State Fair
    10/8/2020 to 11/1/2020 - Phoenix, AZ
  • Amusements Of America
    Coastal Carolina Agricultural Fair
    10/17/2020 to 10/27/2020 - New Bern, NC
  • Reithoffer Shows
    Pensacola Interstate Fair
    10/22/2020 to 11/1/2020 - Pensacola, FL
  • Crabtree Amusements
    State Fair of Louisiana
    10/22/2020 to 11/8/2020 - Shreveport, LA
  • Reithoffer Shows
    Costal Georgia Regional Fair
    10/26/2020 to 10/31/2020 - Brunswick, GA

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  1. Texas State Fair - Dallas, TX
  2. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Houston, TX
  3. Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
  4. San Antonio Livestock Show & Ex. - San Antonio, TX
  5. Eastern States Exposition - Springfield, MA
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