CALIFORNIA—California’s Great America amusement park officially announced on Tuesday, August 4 they would remain closed for the rest of the year.

Manny Gonzales, Vice President and General Manager of California’s Great America indicated in a statement:

“Today, California’s Great America announced that it would remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to the ongoing challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority. Although we have done our due diligence in developing a comprehensive safety plan in accordance with industry and public health standards, the continued uncertainty in our region surrounding COVID-19 as well as the diminishing number of calendar days left in the 2020 operating season, has brought us to the difficult decision to keep the park closed for the rest of the year.”

Gonzalez apologized to visitors for not making the swift announcement of their decision and indicated that following the public health standard was the best priority for the park.

“As you know, we previously extended their 2020 Season Passes and add-on products to be valid through 2021. To further show our commitment and appreciation, all 2020 Season Passholders will now also receive a Pass Perks™ Loyalty Reward valid for purchases within the park next season. Day tickets sold for the 2020 season will be valid through September 6, 2021. Finally, any Pre-K Passes that were registered or activated in 2020 will be valid through 2021,” Gonzalez added for passholders.

Visitors who have already bought park tickets for the coming season will be receiving an  email and can buy season passes for 2021 starting on September 8, 2020.

The pronouncement was concluded with an announcement of their new enhancements. Guests will be able to enjoy new waterpark, South Bay Shores, which features seven new water attractions and shopping areas, and famous seasonal events next year.