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27 Mar 2020
American Institute of Architects launches task force for adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities during COVID-19 pandemic

The task force plans to release its report in early April in an effort to help inform decisions to address the pandemic ...

27 Mar 2020
Sunkid planning department open

Sunkid, a leading provider family rides and attractions for amusement parks and FECs has announced that its planning department will remain open to customers, partners and suppliers to help them  “develop their projects and plans for tomorrow ...

Source: ParkWorld
27 Mar 2020
Universal projects “progressing and on track”

In a brief update to employees, Tom Williams, chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts is reported to have said that construction of Universal Orlando Resort’s new Epic Universe theme park in Florida is progressing and on track for a 2023 opening ...

Source: ParkWorld
27 Mar 2020
Fantawild begins to re-open parks in China

Chinese theme park operator, Fantawild is pleased to announce that three of its parks have already re-opened; Changsha Fantawild Oriental Heritage park opened on 18 March, while Zhengzhou Fantawild Adventure and Wuhu Fantawild Oriental Heritage opened just a few days later, on 21 March ...

Source: ParkWorld
26 Mar 2020
Science Museum of Minnesota lays off more than 400 during extended closure, shifts to online-only programming

The move is intended to curb expenses and maintain the long-term viability of the institution ...

26 Mar 2020
In Memoriam: Albert Uderzo, co-creator of Astérix, and Sol Kerzner, founder of Atlantis Resorts

Uderzo helped create one of the world's great theme parks while Kerzner brought some of its most iconic resorts ...

26 Mar 2020
Museums have protective gear to donate

Museums' stores of protective equipment, used for handling, restoring or moving artifacts, can help in the public health crisis ...

26 Mar 2020
PETA wins court case banning Florida zoo from owning endangered tigers

Dade City's Wild Things (DCWT), a privately-owned animal park in Dade, Florida, has been banned from possessing endangered tigers, a court has ruled ...

25 Mar 2020
Award win for National Comedy Center

The National Comedy Center, a museum in Jamestown, New York which is dedicated to comedy as an art form, was named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today as part of the 2020 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards ...

Source: ParkWorld
25 Mar 2020
National Comedy Center named best museum in USA

The National Comedy Center, a museum in Jamestown, New York which is dedicated to comedy as an art form, was named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today as part of the 2020 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards ...

Source: ParkWorld
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