Amusement and theme parks

Patrons of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay enjoy the 200-foot dive on the SheiKra roller coaster, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Tampa. The park, owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment, has reopened to the public for the first time in almost 3 months after closing on March 16 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two more Florida theme parks, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, opened Thursday after being closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus. Both reopened their gates with new restrictions to safeguard against the spread of the virus. Reservations are now required...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, visitors to Disneyland make their way in and out of the parks in Anaheim, Calif. Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
June 10, 2020 - 7:45 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after what will be a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz, left, and New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell battle for a header during round one of an MLS Cup playoff soccer game in Atlanta. Atlanta United veteran defender Jeff Larentowicz, who serves as an executive board member for the players union, said Thursday, June 4, 2020, he has safety concerns about an agreement announced Wednesday for a MLS tournament in Orlando in July. He is worried about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and said "We play a contact sport and the virus is a serious thing that puts us all in danger." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 10, 2020 - 9:33 am
Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that its season will resume starting July 8 with a tournament in Florida. The league's 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament played without fans at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. Teams had...
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An Indian priest sanitizes the idol of Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati at a temple, in Prayagraj, India, Monday, June 8, 2020. Religious places, malls, hotels and restaurants open Monday after more than two months of lockdown as a precaution against coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
June 08, 2020 - 1:10 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ SALES REPORT: The pandemic has affected companies in...
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In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, signs about social distancing and other protocols are seen about the theme park as guests walk by at Universal Orlando Resort Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The theme park reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday, June 5. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 04, 2020 - 10:06 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With masks on their faces and temperature checks at entrances, Harry Potter fans and roller coaster lovers streamed back into Universal Orlando Resort this week in one of the first major steps toward reviving Florida’s theme park industry, which was left temporarily moribund by...
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In this Monday, June 1, 2020, photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer lifted Michigan's nearly 10-week coronavirus stay-at-home order Monday, letting restaurants reopen to dine-in customers next week and immediately easing limits on outdoor gatherings while keeping social-distancing rules intact. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
June 01, 2020 - 8:32 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — California prisons have first known staff death from...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, part of the Orlando area in Fla. Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in June and July. A city task force approved the plans on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 27, 2020 - 7:23 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, under plans approved Wednesday by a city task force. The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final...
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Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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May 23, 2020 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million. In California...
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Beachgoers relax on the shore at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass., Friday, May 22, 2020. Beaches in Gloucester reopened with restrictions on Friday after being closed two months ago due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 22, 2020 - 10:06 pm
Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back. Medical...
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A sign near one of the entrances to Disney Springs is seen Monday, May 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. As Walt Disney World shops and restaurants prepare to open at its entertainment complex later this week, it's posting a warning about the dangers of coronavirus advising guests that they voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. (AP Photo/(John Raoux)
May 18, 2020 - 8:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Walt Disney World prepares to allow some third-party shops and restaurants to open at its entertainment complex later this week, it's posting a warning. While enhanced safety measures are being taken at Disney Springs, “an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any...
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