Park Life: Disney and Universal cancel Halloween events and Knott’s extends Taste of Calico


Will Knott’s cancel Haunt now that coronavirus has ruined Halloween at Disney and Universal? Will Disneyland offer discount tickets for locals when the park reopens? Will Knott’s be forced to drop reservations and cut days? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter.

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House of Horrors

Coronavirus ruins Halloween as Universal Studios Hollywood is forced to cancel Horror Nights and Disney does the same with Oogie Boogie Bash. Is Knott’s Haunt next?

Taste of Calico essentially recreates the canceled Knott’s Boysenberry Festival as a private ticketed event while the Buena Park theme park remains closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Sean Teegarden Photography, courtesy of Knott’s)Taste of Calico

Knott’s Berry Farm extends its sold-out outdoor food, beer and wine event while the park’s rides and shows remain closed.

Guests at the Disneyland Resort visit the Downtown Disney District on its reopening day in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Mandatory Masks

Disneyland tightens COVID-19 face mask requirements in Downtown Disney to prevent visitors from skirting the mandate.

Visitors at Knott’s Berry Farm ride the HangTime rollercoaster at the Buena Park theme park. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Summer Woes

Lower than expected attendance has forced some Cedar Fair parks to drop reservation requirements and cut back on weekly operating days. Is Knott’s next?

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Katherine Quezada shows off her engagement ring as she takes a selfie with her new fiancé, Fernando Carranza, in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle the during the last day before Disneyland closes because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, March 13, 2020. Carranza proposed to Quezada in front of the castle earlier in the day. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Discount Days

Disney World is selling tickets for as low as $49 per day for Florida residents. Will Disneyland offer SoCal discounts when the parks reopen?

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With Universal and Disney canceling their Halloween events, an Orlando start-up is driving ahead with a new Halloween event for this fall. Literally. @thehauntedrd

— Theme Park Insider (@ThemePark) July 28, 2020

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