Activities

What to know before you go to reopening attractions

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Many theme parks and other attractions nationwide are in the process of slowly reopening. We look at what prospective visitors should know about each attraction before going, including whether they're selling new tickets, how they're handling reservations, and health-screening requirements, if any. 

This information is up-to-date as of November 19, 2020. Check the attraction websites below for the latest information. 

General tips

  • Almost all attractions require visitors to wear face coverings, though some only require them in certain areas. Visit an attraction's website to see what kinds of masks are allowed—some parks don't allow bandanas or neck gaiters, for example—and where they're required. Make sure to bring enough of the proper coverings for your whole family.

  • Social distancing is enforced in most places. Look for signs and instructions on policies such as how far apart to stand in line and how many people are allowed into indoor spaces at a time.
     
  • Many attractions offer free hand sanitizer stations, but consider bringing your own if you plan it use it frequently.
     
  • Check if the attraction you're visiting has an official mobile app. Many allow you to order food remotely, wait in line, and make touchless payments while maintaining social distance.

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Western attractions

Disneyland Resort logo

Disneyland Resort

(Anaheim, California)

The Downtown Disney District has begun a phased reopening. Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Disneyland Resort hotels are closed until further notice. When the parks reopen, there will be a new reservation system.

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Universal Studios Hollywood logo

Universal Studios Hollywood

(Los Angeles, California)

Universal CityWalk is open on a limited basis, with free self-parking available during the initial reopening phase. The theme park is closed; a reopening date hasn't been announced.

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San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park logos

San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park

(San Diego, California)

The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park reopened June 20. Reservations aren't required, but capacity is limited to less than half of normal each day. Guests are admitted first come, first served, then on a "one out, one in" basis when capacity is reached. Visitors are strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance online. 

Cloth face coverings are required for all guests 2 and older. Visitors will answer a few health screening questions before entering the grounds. Re-entry is not allowed.

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Knott's Berry Farm logo

Knott's Berry Farm

(Buena Park, California)

Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City are temporarily closed. Knott's Berry Farm Hotel and California Marketplace are now open. 2020 Season Passes have been extended through 2021.

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Legoland California Resort logo

LEGOLAND California Resort

(Carlsbad, California)

The LEGOLAND Hotel and The Big Shop opened July 17, while Miniland U.S.A. opened August 5. SeaLife Aquarium is also open. The theme park and water park, and Sea Life Aquarium are closed.

Hotel guests, Pass Members, and customers who make a $25 minimum purchase at The Big Shop can enter Miniland U.S.A. Face coverings are required and visitors must pass a non-invasive temperature check.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

(Los Angeles, California)

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor are closed; a reopening date hasn't been announced. 

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SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego

(San Diego, California)

SeaWorld San Diego is open for special events. Reservations are required to manage capacity for the health and safety of their guests and to comply with state and local governmental requirements. Rides, rollercoasters, and some attractions are temporarily closed.

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Aquarium of the Pacific logo

Aquarium of the Pacific

(Long Beach, California)

Most of the aquarium's outdoor exhibits and spaces are open, including the Lorikeet Forest, Shark Lagoon, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and Moon Jellies Touchpool. Indoor exhibits are closed. Tickets are on sale, with reservations required (existing ticket holders can get reservations for free). 

Face coverings are required for all guests ages 2 and up at all times. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted. 

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Central attractions

Six Flags St. Louis logo

Six Flags St. Louis

(St. Louis, Missouri)

Six Flags St. Louis is open on select days at reduced guest capacity. Tickets are available, with reservations required and advanced purchase of parking encouraged. Guests will receive a temperature check on arrival. 

All guests older than 2 are required to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit, except in water attractions and Mask Break Zones.

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Six Flags Over Texas logo

Six Flags Over Texas

(Arlington, Texas)

Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor are open on select days at reduced guest capacity. Tickets are available, with reservations required and advanced purchase of parking encouraged. Guests will receive a temperature check on arrival. 

All guests older than 2 are required to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit, except in water attractions and Mask Break Zones.

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Tickets

Six Flags Fiesta Texas logo

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

(San Antonio, Texas)

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is open on select days at reduced guest capacity. Tickets are available, with reservations required and advanced purchase of parking encouraged. Guests will receive a temperature check on arrival. 

All guests older than 2 are required to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit, except in water attractions and Mask Break Zones.

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Tickets

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown logo

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

(Houston, Texas)

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is closed, with no reopening date yet announced. 

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SeaWorld San Antonio logo

SeaWorld San Antonio

(San Antonio, Texas)

SeaWorld San Antonio is open on select days. Reservations are required. Visitors are required to pass a health screening that includes a temperature check. Visitors age 2 and up must wear a face mask except in designated relaxation areas.

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Tickets

Aquatica San Antonio

Aquatica San Antonio

(San Antonio, Texas)

Aquatica San Antonio is closed for the 2020 season.

Cedar Point logo

Cedar Point

(Sandusky, Ohio)

Cedar Point is closed for the 2020 season.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun logo

Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun

(Kansas City, Missouri)

Worlds of Fun is closed for the 2020 season.

Eastern attractions

Walt Disney World logo

Walt Disney World

(Orlando, Florida)

All 4 of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks reopened in mid-July at reduced capacity, along with select hotels, and new tickets are available. Current and future ticket holders must make a reservation through the new Disney Park Pass System for every person older than 3.

Face coverings are required for all guests 2 and older, and temperature checks may be required at some locations. Make the most of your visit by downloading the My Disney Experience app to your mobile device prior to your visit to the park.

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Tickets

Universal Orlando Resort logo

Universal Orlando Resort

(Orlando, Florida)

Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure are open, along with select hotels. Reservations aren't required, but limited daily capacity means guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Volcano Bay will reopen on or before March 1, 2021.

Face coverings are required for all guests 3 and older. All guests will get a temperature check on arrival, and those with temperatures above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted. 

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Tickets

Legoland Florida Resort logo

LEGOLAND Florida Resort

(Winter Haven, Florida)

The theme park, water park, and hotels are open at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Reservations are not required. Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces and on all rides for guests 8 and older. Upon arrival, guests will receive a health screening with questions and a temperature check; those with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted. 

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SeaWorld Orlando logo

SeaWorld Orlando

(Orlando, Florida)

SeaWorld Orlando opened June 11; all tickets are date-specific and come with a reservation. Visitors are required to pass a health screening that includes a temperature check. Visitors 2 and older must wear a face mask except in designated relaxation areas.

Reservations are required for Fun Card and Annual Passes.

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Tickets

Reservations

Aquatica Orlando logo

Aquatica Orlando

(Orlando, Florida)

Aquatica Orlando opened June 11; all tickets are date-specific and come with a reservation. Visitors are required to pass a health screening that includes a temperature check. Visitors 2 and older must wear a face mask in designated areas. Face masks are not required in other areas or in the water.

Reservations are required for Fun Card and Annual Passes.

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Tickets

Reservations

Discovery Cove Orlando logo

Discovery Cove

(Orlando, Florida)

Discovery Cove opened on June 11; all tickets are date-specific and come with a reservation. Visitors are required to pass a health screening that includes a temperature check. Visitors 2 and older must wear a face mask in designated areas. Face masks are not required in other areas, including in the water, except during the Signature Dolphin Swim Experience.

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Tickets

Busch Gardens logo

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

(Tampa, Florida)

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opened June 11; all tickets are date-specific and come with a reservation. Visitors are required to pass a health screening that includes a temperature check. Visitors 2 and older must wear a face mask except in designated relaxation areas.

Reservations are required for Fun Card and Annual Passes.

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Tickets

Reservations

Adventure Island

(Tampa, Florida)

Adventure Island opened on June 11; all tickets are date-specific and come with a reservation. Visitors are required to pass a health screening that includes a temperature check. Visitors 2 and older must wear a face mask in designated areas. Face masks are not required in other areas and are prohibited in the water.

Reservations are required for Fun Card and Annual Passes.

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Tickets

Reservations

Busch Gardens Williamsburg logo

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

(Williamsburg, Virginia)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is open; all tickets are date-specific and come with a reservation. Visitors are required to pass a health screening that includes a temperature check. Visitors 2 and older must wear a face mask except in designated relaxation areas. Park is open on select days. Check website for days and hours of operation. Reservations are required for Fun Card and Annual Passes.

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Tickets

Reservations

Six Flags New England

(Agawam, Massachusetts)

Six Flags New England is closed; a reopening date hasn't been announced. 

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Dorney Park & Wildwater Park

(Allentown, Pennsylvania)

Dorney Park is closed for the 2020 season.

Kings Dominion and Soak City logo

Kings Dominion

(Richmond, Virginia)

Kings Dominion is closed for the 2020 season.

Carowinds

(Charlotte, North Carolina)

Carowinds reopened in November with a new limited-time event, Carowinds Taste of the Season: An Outdoor Holiday Experience. The holiday celebration features dozens of sweet and savory tastings, festive themed areas, live shows, and popular rides throughout the park. 

The event will be open on select dates between November 21 and December 20. Reservations are required. Face coverings are required for all guests while in the park, as are health screenings and temperature checks. Hand sanitation stations are available throughout the park. 

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