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Italy shuts down all theme parks as COVID-19 cases surge

Peppa Pig Land. peppa pig. Entertainment one. Merlin Entertainments. Gardaland.

Italy is closing all amusement parks for four weeks until November 24, following an official order from the Italian government as the number of COVID-19 infections rapidly rise.

Gardaland wrote in a statement: “In compliance with the new Prime Minister decree of 25 October which imposes the closing of entertainment parks, the 2020 Gardaland season is now ending, with simultaneous closure of the park, SEA LIFE Aquarium and the hotels.

“We thank our wonderful guests who have spent joyful days of fun in total safety inside Gardaland, even in such a particular moment as this.

“Goodbye until next year, but in the meantime, stay in touch and up-to-date because in 2021 we will be back with great new and unmissable attractions!”

Mirabilandia and CanevaWorld closed until 2021

According to Looopings, Mirabilandia and CanevaWorld Resort will welcome visitors once again in 2021, while Cinecittà World hopes to reopen on November 28.

“In compliance with the measures issued by the Italian government with the DPCM of October 24, Italian amusement parks will remain closed until November 24,” said Mirabilandia.

“Therefore, Mirabilandia will not open on Saturday, October 31 and on Sunday, November 1 for the Halloween weekend,” the park continued.

“We are very sorry for the many friends who would have liked to spend the last two days of Mirabilandia opening season with us, but we are looking forward to seeing you in 2021 to experience a new season of fun together.”

PortAventura World now closed in Spain

In addition, amusement parks are closing again in Belgium, while PortAventura World is temporarily closed from October 16 to October 30 in Spain.

“Due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and following the recommendations of the health authorities, we have to do our best to stop the spread of the virus,” said PortAventura World.

“For this reason, our resort will be closed from 16 to 30 October,” it added. “For PortAventura World, the health and safety of all our clients, employees and partners is our absolute priority.”

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Bea Mitchell

A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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