Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain will temporarily close for two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic that has forced Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood to shutter operations and other California entertainment venues to postpone or cancel events.
Knott’s will temporarily close on Saturday, March 14 and remain closed through the end of the month, officials said. Six Flags Magic Mountain will close Friday, March 13 and will also remain closed through the end of the month, officials said.
Six Flags Magic Mountain will re-evaluate the situation at the end of the month.
“The safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority,” Six Flags Magic Mountain said in a statement. “We will continue to closely monitor these evolving conditions and will follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.”
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo will also close March 13-31.
The Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel will remain open.
“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 said in a statement. “We will work with our guests who have prepaid tickets or booked rooms during the time period of our park closure.”
Ticket refunds and hotel cancellations can be requested via email at email@example.com.
“Our guests and associates are considered family,” Knott’s said in a statement. “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.”
The Knott’s closure follows the lead of theme park giants Disney and Universal. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will close March 14-31. Universal Studios Hollywood will close March 14-28.
SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland California remain open.
SeaWorld San Diego will maintain its current operating schedule, but has cancelled scheduled shows, officials said. Legoland California plans to open on Friday, March 13 and implement the park’s rainy day policy, which provides re-admission to visitors when poor weather closes any attractions for 2 hours or more.
Disney and Universal’s Florida parks will also close in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The four Disney World theme parks will close on Sunday, March 15 and remain closed until the end of the month. Universal’s two Florida parks will close March 15-31.