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The 25 Major Theme Park Projects Now Officially Cancelled, Delayed or Slimmed Down (October 24, 2020)

What is the state of theme parks in the USA during the latest wave of coronavirus? In this update from Theme Park Tourist, they break down the major parks and report on their status, leaving the reader to wonder what 2021 will be like for this industry, which typically includes the employment of many circus and variety performers.

Right now theme parks around the world are opening and accepting guests, with the major exception of Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, and other theme parks in California, which cannot reopen under the state’s strict guidelines, which were released at the end of October.

As you might expect, projects at these west coast theme parks continue to be significantly delayed, but they are not the only ones!

Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life

Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba at Disney Springs closed forever at the end of 2017, but just before it did, Disney confirmed that a new Cirque du Soleil production was being developed for this theater. But this time, this all-new show will have a uniquely Disney flair, and be unlike anything else either Disney or Cirque du Soleil have produced in the past. Based around some of Disney’s most iconic films, this new show will “draw its inspiration from Disney’s heritage of animation,” and will “celebrate Disney’s legacy of storytelling in Cirque du Soleil’s signature way, with a tribute to the one-of a kind craftsmanship that makes Disney so extraordinary…”

Read the Full Article at Theme Park Tourist