Knott’s Berry Farm will close temporarily through the end of the month beginning March 14.

A Message from Richard Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company: Knott’s Berry Farm will close temporarily through the end of the month beginning March 14.

 Anaheim, Calif. “Beginning March 14, Knott’s Berry Farm will close temporarily through the end of the month.  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.

Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel will remain open.  We will work with our guests who have prepaid tickets or booked rooms during the time period of our park closure.  Refunds or re-bookings may be requested by contacting us at info@knotts.com.

Our guests and associates are considered family.  We have their well-being at the forefront of our decision-making.  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.”

Sincerely,

Richard Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer 
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Announce Temporary Closure of California Parks.

The Parks Remain Committed to the Health and Safety of Park Guests and Team Members.

VALENCIA, Calif. — March 13, 2020 — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Magic Mountain in California have temporarily suspended operations until the end of March, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at either property, the safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor these evolving conditions, and will follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.

A Message from CEO Mike Spanos About The Coronavirus Pandemic

Dear Valued Guests,

We understand that these are challenging and unusual times. Our goal is to support our team members and our communities by never compromising the safety of guests or employees. Since the onset of COVID-19, we have followed the guidance of federal, state, and local authorities. As of today, many states have declared a state of emergency and are recommending that all non-essential gatherings of large groups be postponed or canceled.

Given that direction, we have made the decision to delay the opening or temporarily suspend the operations for the following parks through the end of March, at which time we will re-evaluate on a park-by-park basis:

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California
  • Hurricane Harbor Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia
  • Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas
  • Frontier City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri
  • Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland
  • Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in Lake George, New York

We will continue to closely monitor the latest developments and follow the guidance from federal, state, and local officials.

For additional information about COVID-19, please read the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov, or your local health department website.

On behalf of everyone at Six Flags, thank you for your trust in us. I look forward to seeing you out in our parks.Best regards,Mike SpanosPresident & CEO
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a group event planned at the park during the closure. What should I do?Contact your group organizer/leader for details. Group organizers/leaders should contact their park sales representatives directly. If you’re not sure who your park sales representative is OR you purchased your group tickets (of 15 or more) from the website, please contact the park’s group sales office using this form and we will help you.I have one-day tickets to the park. What should I do?Tickets will continue to be valid through December 31, 2020. Check the operating calendar for details.I have dated tickets to the park during the period that the park will be closed. What should I do?Once the park reopens, you may use your tickets to visit the park on any operating day. If tickets for that day cost more than what you paid, there may be an upgrade fee. To exchange your tickets simply stop by Guest Relations on your way into the park.Will my Season Pass or Membership be valid when the park reopens?Yes! Keep an eye on your bi-weekly newsletter and the park operating calendar for details.If I wait to buy my Season Pass or Membership will the price increase?No. We will not raise or change Season Pass prices while the park is closed. Check back immediately after the park re-opens to ensure you get our best offer.I’ve ordered THE FLASH Pass for a date the park is closed. What should I do?Your THE FLASH Pass reservation will be valid through December 31, 2020. Visit the park’s THE FLASH Pass office on the day you choose to visit (when the park reopens) and we will fill your reservation.

City of Santa Clarita Declares Local Emergency, cancels numerous events; essential city services remain in place.

The City of Santa Clarita Suspends All Non-Essential City Services to Help Slow Spread of Coronavirus.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – On March 13, 2020, the City of Santa Clarita issued a local emergency declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This emergency declaration is a preparedness measure and allows the City to access resources and recover costs.

In addition, the City announced that as of Saturday, March 14, 2020, all non-essential services will be suspended, all City facilities will be closed to the public for 14 days and all City events are canceled through April. Essential public safety will continue to be provided at full service levels by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol. The decision to adjust services was made in light of the President’s National Declaration of Emergency and the first confirmed case of coronavirus from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

            “We know that many of you are concerned, and there is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the coronavirus pandemic,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth. “The actions we are taking today are to protect our community and slow the spread of the virus. This is about preparedness and being proactive – not about panic. As a community, we have had more than our fair share of emergency situations, and by being informed and united, we have been and will continue to be resilient.” 

            The essential City services that WILL remain in operation include:

  • City Management
  • Santa Clarita Transit
  • City Communications
  • Streets Crews
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Parks Crews
  • Urban Forestry
  • Traffic/Transportation
  • Building and Safety (on a limited basis)
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Permit Center (by appointment only)
  • Film Office (by appointment only)

All other City services are suspended for 14 days, including Public Library, The MAIN theatre, Community Centers and in-person services at City Hall.

            On March 11, 2020, the California Department of Public Health experts directed that all mass gatherings should be postponed or canceled to slow the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if organizers can implement social distancing of six feet per person.

            City events that will be canceled include:

  • The Sister Cities Hike – March 15
  • SENSES Block Parties – March 19 and April 16
  • Youth Arts Showcase – March 21
  • DFY in SCV Youth Summit – March 27 and April 15
  • Free to be Me Music Festival – March 29 (will be rescheduled)
  • Eggstravaganza – April 11
  • Cowboy Festival – April 18 -19
  • Earth Arbor Day – April 25

Additionally, Youth and Adult Sports programs and all contract classes have been postponed until further notice. The City Council Regular meeting on Tuesday, March 24, has been canceled.

            “This will be a period of significant disruption to our everyday lives, with our local schools closed and our public gatherings canceled,” said Mayor Smyth. “I encourage all of you to do your part to stay informed and limit the spread of this virus. The City will continue to push out critical information as well as share resources through our emergency website at SantaClaritaEmergency.com.”

            The City of Santa Clarita is in regular contact with our community organizations and will continue to follow the recommendations of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect our community.

            If you have questions on specific City services, please call (661) 259-CITY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. For updates, please continue to monitor the City of Santa Clarita’s social media pages and visit our website at SantaClaritaEmergency.com.

Performances of HAMILTON at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre will be suspended beginning March 12, 2020 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Hollywood, Calif. – March 12, 2020 – 12:45 p.m. (PT): At the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, performances of HAMILTON at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre will be suspended beginning this evening (tonight’s performance of HAMILTON at 8pm) through Tuesday, March 31st, in support of the well-being of the theatre-going public as well as those who work on the production, subject to ongoing assessment by County or State Health Authorities.

If you have purchased tickets to a performance of HAMILTON during this time period, we have already initiated a refund of your money including fees (except UPS if applicable). Ticket refunds should be received within 7-10 business days. As performances are currently scheduled through November 22nd, you can purchase tickets to future dates by going here. Best available ticket locations and prices are between Sep 22 – Nov 22, 2020, and can be purchased here.

We take the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community seriously and urge everyone to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by public health officials.  We will provide updates as we receive them.  We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@BroadwayInHollywood.com

***Please continue to follow this page for updates. Last updated: March 12, 2020 at 1:35 p.m. (PT)***

March 12, 2020 – 1:35 p.m. (PT): At the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, performances of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at the Dolby Theatre will be suspended Tuesday, March 24th through Tuesday, March 31st, in support of the well-being of the theatre-going public as well as those who work on the production, subject to ongoing assessment by County or State Health Authorities. 

If you have purchased tickets to a performance of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL during this time period, we have already initiated a refund of your money including fees (except UPS if applicable). Ticket refunds should be received within 7-10 business days. 

As performances are currently scheduled through April 12th, season ticket holders can purchase tickets here and all other ticket purchasers can go here.

We take the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community seriously and urge everyone to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by public health officials.  We will provide updates as we receive them.  We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@BroadwayInHollywood.com


Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, to close beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month. Disneyland Resort Hotels to remain open until Monday, March 16.

Anaheim, Calif. – While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month.

The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements; Downtown Disney will remain open. We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies. Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time.

Disneyland Resort will work with guests who wish to change or cancel their visits, and will provide refunds to those who have hotel bookings during this closure period. We anticipate heavy call volume over the next several days and appreciate guests’ patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries.

In Orlando, Florida, Disney World will remain open for the time being.Please contact The Walt Disney Travel Company for any questions and cancellations at (714) 520 – 5050. (Update, March 13, 2020 Disney World Orlando will be closed.)

Disneyland News:

While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month. The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements; Downtown Disney will remain open. We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies. Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time.

Disneyland Resort will work with guests who wish to change or cancel their visits, and will provide refunds to those who have hotel bookings during this closure period. We anticipate heavy call volume over the next several days and appreciate guests’ patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries.

Disneyland has had five unscheduled closures, source, Wikipedia:

History of Disneyland closures:

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA TO ANNOUNCE LOCAL UPDATES REGARDING RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

Mayor to Make Announcement Following a Closed Session Council Meeting Friday.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita City Council will be holding a closed session meeting tomorrow, Friday, March 13, at 3:00 p.m. to discuss a coordinated response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The City is reviewing and evaluating all operations, facilities and programming to ensure we are following the recommendations of our county and state health officials. Following the closed session meeting, Mayor Cameron Smyth will make a statement on what the City is doing to proactively help slow the spread of the coronavirus and lessen the strain on our local health care providers.

The City is in close consultation with our local community organizations to ensure a measured and cohesive response to coronavirus. Local organizations including California Institute of the Arts, Castaic Union School District, College of the Canyons, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Newhall School District, Office of Senator Scott Wilk, Office of Assemblywoman Christy Smith, Office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, Saugus Union School District, SCV Senior Center, Sulphur Springs Union School District, The Masters University and William S. Hart Union High School District are united in following the lead of Los Angeles County and its Department of Public Health and State Health officials regarding the current response. The City is also working hand in hand with our public safety officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol.

For updates, please continue to monitor the City of Santa Clarita’s social media pages and visit our website at santa-clarita.com/coronavirus.

Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close beginning Saturday, March 14. The theme park anticipates reopening on March 28.

Message from Universal Studios Hollywood:

Universal Studios Hollywood – The health and safety of our team members and guests is always our top priority.  

Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close beginning Saturday, March 14. The theme park anticipates reopening on March 28 as we continue to monitor the situation.  

Universal CityWalk will remain open. We will provide timely updates as conditions evolve.

If guests have questions regarding tickets, they can call 1-800-UNIVERSAL (1-800-864-8377), option #9