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California’s Great America Will Still Open This Month, Levi’s Stadium Halts Operations

In response to coronavirus concerns, Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman released a statement regarding the plans for Cedar Fair Theme Parks. In the statement Zimmerman says that Cedar Fair’s parks, including California’s Great America in Santa Clara, are still planning to reopen as scheduled — Great America is to open on March 21.

“Cedar Fair’s highest priority is always the safety of our guests and associates,” said Zimmerman’s statement. “We know you continue to hear and see news reports about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and some of its effects around the world. The Cedar Fair team is closely monitoring this evolving situation and are in regular contact with health agencies for information and guidance.”

“All Cedar Fair properties intend to welcome guests in accordance with our published schedules, and we continue to implement preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols,” the statement continued. “All our parks and resorts have high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention. We employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures.”


With the often-changing advice and guidelines from local, state, and federal governments, Cedar Fair’s plans to open their parks on schedule may be dashed. Disneyland in Southern California announced today that they have decided to close their parks from March 14 through the end of the month.

When Great America does open, they plan to show off all of the new events and experiences they have been working on.

Stay up to date on Great America’s latest at

Next door to the theme park, Levi’s Stadium released a statement on Twitter today.

“In light of guidelines issued yesterday by the federal government to stop the spread of COVID-19, the SAP Performance Center and Levi’s Stadium will close operations beginning March 13 until further notice,” said the statement. “Employees, with limited exceptions, have been instructed to work remotely while coaches and scouts will return home by the weekend. Public and provide team events have also been cancelled in accordance with these guidelines.”

“As we continue preparations for the 2020 season and the upcoming Levi’s Stadium event calendar, we are in close contact with the NFL and event organizers to gather and share pertinent updates when appropriate.”

Upcoming events on Levi’s Stadium’s calendar are Monster Jam on April 4 and the BTS concerts on April 25 and 26. No word yet on how, exactly, these events will be handled.

Last night, Santa Clara declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. Both Great America and Levi’s Stadium are located in Santa Clara.


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