Now all major theme park chains have announced temporary closures in an effort to halt the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus.
SeaWorld just posted its announcement. The closures will start Monday and last through the end of the month. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks announced that they will pay their full-time Ambassadors during the closure.
I would be curious to hear from SeaWorld and Busch Gardens insiders what percentage of their park employees are part-time, if only the full-timers are getting paid.
This closure might effectively push back the debut of several new roller coasters that the parks had in testing, including Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa and Emperor at SeaWorld San Diego.
This closure affects the following parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, SeaWorld San Antonio, and SeaWorld San Diego. The chain's other parks - Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Sesame Place - were closed for the season, though Busch Gardens Williamsburg was supposed to open this weekend. That won't happen now.
As of now, all the year-round Disney, Universal, Cedar Fair, Six Flags, and SeaWorld parks are closed, with many seasonal parks in those chains closing or pushing back their opening dates. For all the latest on travel-related coronavirus news, please check our daily news update.Tweet
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