Every U.S. Theme Park and Amusement Park Closing Due to Coronavirus

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US Theme Parks Closed Coronavirus

This article has been updated with the most recent information regarding park closures and reopening dates.

It’s not just Disney and Universal. Theme parks and amusement parks all across the country are beginning to close their gates out of concerns for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. There are so many parks people know and love and they’re all closing on their own time, it’s tough to keep track of them all.

So, we at Inside the Magic wanted to make it easy for our readers to stay up-to-date with these stories. So here’s our master list of all the major resorts, theme parks and amusement parks in the United States that are closing due to the coronavirus.

Disneyland Resort

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Theme Parks Closing: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park

Closing Date: March 14, 2020, for Theme Parks; March 17, 2020, for Downtown Disney District

Resort Hotels Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Proposed Reopening Date: Closed Until Further Notice

Official Statement: 

Disney Parks and Resorts Closure Update
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Downtown Disney and Disney Springs Closure Update
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Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World
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Theme Parks Closing: The Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

Closing Date: March 16, 2020; (March 17, 2020, for Disney Springs)

Resort Hotels Closing Date: March 20, 2020 (Updated)

Proposed Reopening Dated: Closed Until Further Notice

Official Statment:

Disney Parks and Resorts Closure Update
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Walt Disney World Closure Update
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Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

Theme Parks Closing: Universal Studios Hollywood

Closing Date: March 14, 2020

Resort Hotels Closing Date: N/A

Proposed Reopening Date: June 1, 2020

Official Statement: 

Universal Studios Hollywood Closed through May 31
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Universal Studios Hollywood Closure Update
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Universal Studios Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando
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Theme Parks Closing: Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Resort Hotels Closing Date: March 20, 2020 (Updated)

Proposed Opening Date: June 1, 2020

Official Statement:

Universal Studios Orlando Closed through May 31
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Universal Orlando Resort Closure Update
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Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, FL

Busch Gardens

Theme Parks Closing: Busch Gardens, Adventure Island® Tampa

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Resort Hotels Closing Date: N/A

Proposed Reopening Date: April 1, 2020

Official Statement: 

Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Theme Parks Closing: Busch Gardens, Water Country USA®

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Resort Hotels Closing Date: N/A

Proposed Reopening Date: April 1, 2020

Official Statement: 

Legoland, Florida

Theme Parks Closing: Legoland theme park and water park

Resort Hotels Closing: None

Closing Date: March 15, 2020

Proposed Reopening Date: April 14, 2020

Official Statement: 

Legoland Florida Operations Update
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Legoland California

Legoland California
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Theme Parks Closing: Legoland theme park, water park, SEA LIFE® Aquarium.

Resort Hotels Closing: None

Closing Date: March 14, 2020

Proposed Reopening Date: April 15, 2020

Official Statement: 

Legoland California Operations Update
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Legoland California Resort Closure Statement
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SeaWorld

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Theme Parks Closing: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Discovery Cove, SeaWorld San Diego, Aquatica San Diego, SeaWorld San Antonio, Aquatica San Antonio, Discovery Point

Resort Hotels Closing: None

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Proposed Reopening Date: April 1, 2020

Official Statement:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Theme Parks Closing: Knott’s Berry Farm

Resort Hotels Closing: None

Closing Date: March 14, 2020

Proposed Reopening Date: Mid-May, 2020.

Official Statement: 

Knott's Berry Farm Closure Update
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Six Flags

Six Flags

Amuement Parks Closing: Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, California); Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California); Hurricane Harbor Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona); Six Flags Over Georgia (Austell, Georgia); Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas); Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio, Texas); Frontier City (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma); Six Flags St. Louis (Eureka, Missouri); Six Flags America (Upper Marlboro, Maryland); Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark (Lake George, New York).

Closing Date: March 13, 2020.

Proposed Reopening Date: April 1, 2020

Official Statement: 

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