post-pandemic theme parks

While theme park executives wait for a time when the coronavirus pandemic potentially recedes enough that they can reopen their gates to the public, one park has put a policy in place that will likely become the new normal for all post-pandemic theme parks in the months to come.

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Theme park Halloween events are more aliiiive than ever. This year’s theme park horror events are stepping up their game, with Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights resurrecting cinematic icons through a classic monsters maze and Six Flags partnering with the upcoming movie Hell Fest.

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On the topic of movie themed theme park rides, most of the chatter as of late has been about Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The new 3D ride opened over the weekend at Walt Disney World in Orlando and had its soft opening at Disneyland in Anaheim too, leading up to its June 3 opening there. But Star Tours isn’t the only attraction opening based on a popular pop culture property.

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and Six Flags Magic Mountain in California both have Green Lantern roller coasters opening this summer plus, there are rumors of a $1 billion Star Trek theme park being built in Jordan (seen above) and some blueprints have leaked of a possible new ride being conceived at Disney that will be an interactive roller coaster version of the Death Star trench run in the first Star Wars.

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