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Know Before You Go: Theme Park Updates for September 2020

Know Before You Go: Theme Park Updates for September 2020

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and we’re gearing up for a holiday season that is going to look much different than usual this year. Despite the health and safety regulations that have changed the theme park experience, our favorite parks are offering modified events to enjoy this month!

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Parks are now operating on a reduced schedule, and each park will be open daily during the following hours:

  • Magic Kingdom: 9 AM – 6 PM
  • EPCOT: 11 AM – 7 PM
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 10 AM – 7 PM

Walt Disney World Parks are still working towards full reopening, with select attractions and restaurants reopening to the public frequently. You can keep up with the latest updates in the parks with this guide to Disney World’s reopening.

Speaking of openings, Disney Springs has welcomed its first new store since the start of COVID-19! A brand new Lululemon store is now open in Town Center.

You can still enjoy a Taste of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival throughout the park this month. The abbreviated version of the iconic event started earlier than ever this year and will take place for a record number of days.

The annual Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party event will not take place this year, and there’s no word yet as to whether the rest of Disney World’s holiday events will be canceled or modified.

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights event has been canceled this year, set to return to the park in 2021.

The following attractions at Universal Orlando are closed until further notice:

  • Universal’s Cinematic Celebration (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Universal’s Superstar Parade (Universal Studios Florida)
  • A Day in the Park with Barney (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Fast & Furious – Supercharged (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Fear Factor Live (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl’n’Hurl (Universal Studios Florida)
  • Poseidon’s Fury (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)
  • Storm Force Accelatron (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)

Quite a bit of work has been done on the new Jurassic Park roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida, including the installation of a velociraptor statue. However, the park has still not officially announced the thrill ride.

SeaWorld Orlando

Summer isn’t over yet at SeaWorld Orlando, you can still enjoy Electric Ocean Remix and Flicks & Fireworks on select nights at the park through September 6!

The SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival is still in full swing, taking place every Saturday and Sunday through September 20.

As the summer season wraps up, SeaWorld is making way for fall with a modified version of the annual Halloween Spooktacular starting September 19!


Although the park’s Awe-Summer activities have been pretty scarce this year, things are picking up with Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Florida! From September 5 through September 7, guests of all ages can enjoy the fun and informative event presented by the National Fire Protection Association. In addition to “brick-tacular” fun you can always expect from LEGOLAND Florida, you can also explore a variety of special activities that represent the NFPA’s annual Fire Prevention Week.

Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights celebration has been extended to September 6, so you still have a little time to enjoy the park’s exclusive festival foods and all-new firework spectacular!

Although it won’t be quite as big as the usual event, Howl-O-Scream will still be full of epic frights when it returns to Busch Gardens on September 25.

Stay tuned for more information on what’s happening at your favorite theme parks! Make sure you’re up to date with the latest news and info as it happens by following @Tickets2You on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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