Nearly a week after Disney World, Universal Orlando and other major theme parks shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, some smaller Orlando attractions are joining the list of closures.
After initially staying open with an increased focus on sanitation, Fun Spot America will now close its locations in Orlando and Kissimmee starting March 23.
“We look forward to reopening and seeing you, your family and friends celebrate each other while creating memories that last a lifetime,” Fun Spot America CEO John Arie Jr. said in a statement. “Foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with those around the world who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. We pray for those in the medical community and scientists working to find a remedy.”
Fun Spot’s park in Atlanta will also close.
International Drive’s Icon Park had also remained open this past week, even offering a special $65 deal for a private capsule on 400-foot-tall Wheel (formerly the Orlando Eye) after other parks had announced closures.
That changed March 22, with Icon Park announcing The Wheel, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Orlando have temporarily suspended operations.
Neither Fun Spot America or Icon Park indicated when they would reopen. While major Central Florida theme parks initially said they would be closed until the end of the month, that timeline would conflict with federal guidelines asking events with 50 or more people to be canceled or postponed through mid-May.
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