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Amusement Parks Offer Online Fun and Teases During Pandemic Closure; Hershey Park Reopens

Amusement Parks Offer Online Fun and Teases During Pandemic Closure; Hershey Park Reopens

  With most amusement and water parks still closed, would-be attendees are being offered a variety of ways to still experience the attraction industry. From discounted and advance purchases for future in-person attendance to online videos, games, online classes, and product tie-ins, parks have found some innovative ways to encourage interest in the attractions.Legoland parks have offered a series of online Building Challenges for kids. The projects are educational and can also be seen as tie ins for Legoland products available online currently with free shipping at park stores. The innovative challenges themselves are posted weekly, every Wednesday. From building a Lego dog to a Lego Star, mazes, and coloring, each of the challenges are free, include instruction videos and activities designed, per the park's press release, to ...   [read more]
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Silverwood, Boulder Beach, & Indiana Beach Amusement Parks Splash into Openings

Silverwood, Boulder Beach, & Indiana Beach Amusement Parks Splash into Openings

  From the California coast to an Indiana lakefront resort and an Idaho waterpark, having closed for the coronavirus crisis, these fun destinations are riding the wave of reopening.In Athol, Idaho, Boulder Beach waterpark and Silverwood amusement park are both reopened. Daily operation began this weekend; and while guests can now splash away, the park has created social distancing and cleaning regimens to reduce safety risks. Complimentary masks are provided for both staff and guests; staff are issued a copper safemask, utilizing components of copper as a natural self-sanitizing material. Visitors will be limited in capacity and online tickets will be allowed only with specific dates specified for admission. However, season passes and tickets purchased prior to May 23rd can be used any operating day of the 2020 season. Park owner Gary ...   [read more]
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  The Texas State Fair announced this morning that there would be no state fair in Dallas in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a post on social media, fair authorities made the following statement: It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the State Fair of Texas will not open for the 2020 season. Our mission at the Fair is to celebrate all things Texan and with that comes...being friendly, lending a helping hand, and looking out for others. This year, those essential traits of being a Texan matter more than ever. Right now, we must take care of our neighbors and loved ones. The Fair's commitment to our nonprofit mission of promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement will continue. In addition, we commit to maintaining as many participation opportunities as possible for both livestock and creative arts - stay tuned for more updates on these contests. We have been around for 134 years and though we may not see each other in person this year, we ...   [read more]
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  Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 edition of the New York State Fair has been cancelled, as announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a coronavirus briefing in Manhattan Monday morning.  The cancellation marks the first time in over 70 years that the fair has not taken place.The state fair has experienced a growth spurt the last couple of years, having broken attendance records in 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.  In 2019, the fair climbed to number 9 on CarnivalWarehouse.com's Annual Top 50 Fairs ranking having attracted over 1,329,275 visitors, up 3.9% over the previous year.In recent years, Cuomo has directed more than $100 million in state funding for upgrades at the fairgrounds.  In 2015, authorities made a bold decision and signed a 10 year contract with Wade Shows to provide the midway, replacing a long run by Strates Shows who had played the event for decades.  In 2016, the fair saw a major change on the midway with a ...   [read more]
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  • Kenny's Funland
    Lee County Fair - Donnellson
    7/8/2020 to 7/13/2020 - Donnellson, IA
  • Ozark Amusements
    Wright County District Junior Fair - Eagle Grove
    7/8/2020 to 7/13/2020 - Eagle Grove, IA
  • Butler Amusements
    Stanislaus County Fair
    7/10/2020 to 7/19/2020 - Turlock, CA
  • Merriams Midway Shows
    Northern Minnesota District Fair
    7/11/2020 to 7/14/2020 - Littlefork, MN
  • Great Plains Amusements
    Marshall County Fair
    7/12/2020 to 7/17/2020 - Frankfort, KS
  • Fun Time Shows
    Heart of the Ozarks Fair
    7/13/2020 to 7/18/2020 - West Plains, MO
  • Jones & Company Carnival
    Delaware County 4-H & FFA Fair - Manchester
    7/13/2020 to 7/19/2020 - Manchester, IA
  • Lowery Carnival Co.
    NEMO Fair
    7/13/2020 to 7/18/2020 - Kirksville, MO
  • James Gang Amusements
    Anderson County Fair
    7/13/2020 to 7/18/2020 - Clinton, TN
  • Primetime Amusements
    DeKalb County Fair
    7/13/2020 to 7/18/2020 - Alexandria, TN
  • Elliotts Amusements, LLC.
    Eaton County Fair
    7/13/2020 to 7/18/2020 - Charlotte, MI

2019 Top 50 Carnivals & Fairs

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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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