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California’s Great America to Postpone Opening Due to Coronavirus

With coronavirus guidelines changing day by day, California’s Great America theme park in Santa Clara has decided to postpone its park’s opening day.

Set to originally open on March 21, the park is now planning on opening on April 4.

“We continue to follow guidance from local and state officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our properties, we believe this is the right decision for our guests, associates and community,” said Great America in a statement. 


They said they will work with guests who have prepaid tickets during the time period of the park closure. If you have these tickers, refunds may be requested by contacting Great America at

“Our guests and associates are considered family. We have their well-being at the forefront of our decision-making,” said the statement. “We are committed to responding to questions and requests over the days and weeks ahead and appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience as we manage through this ongoing situation.”

Great America is not the only Cedar Fair park affected. Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman announced the closure of multiple parks.

“As we continue to monitor developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to provide you with another update regarding our parks,” said Zimmerman. “We will be temporarily closing Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA and both Schlitterbahn Waterparks in New Braunfels and Galveston Island, Texas effective Saturday, March 14. The parks will remain closed until the end of this month. In addition, we will also be postponing the opening of California’s Great America in Santa Clara, CA, Kings Dominion, in Doswell, VA and Carowinds in Charlotte, NC until the first weekend of April. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our associates, our guests, and our communities.

“All our hotel properties will remain open as scheduled,” he continued. “We will work with our guests who have prepaid tickets or booked hotel rooms during the time period of our park closures. Please reference our individual parks websites for information on how to contact Guest Services with your inquiries. We are committed to responding to questions and requests over the days and weeks ahead and we ask for your continued support and patience as we work hard to address all guest concerns.”


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