Knott's Berry Farm has canceled its Knott's Scary Farm after-hours Halloween event for the 2020 season, as Cedar Fair theme parks across the country announced schedule changes for the fall.
Most notably, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, California's Great America and Valleyfair also announced that they will not reopen for the 2020 season. These are the largest parks so far in the United States to abandon any operations during this pandemic year. Worlds of Fun will close for the season on Labor Day, September 7.
In addition to the theme park industry's original hard-ticket Halloween event not happening this fall at Knott's, Cedar Fair and Kings Island announced that they will cancel their HalloWeekends and Halloween Haunt events this year. Those will be replaced by an all-ages "Tricks and Treats Fall Fest," which will run weekends through November 1, which will be the final day of operation in 2020 for both parks. That means no WinterFest at Kings Island, as well.Tweet
Dorney is another Cedar Fair park which has announced that it will close for the season on Labor Day. I will not be at all surprised if other parks, both inside and outside the Cedar Fair chain, end up shortening their seasons.
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It's pretty disappointing that Cedar Fair is essentially throwing up their hands and giving up on 2020, but I don't really blame them.