The Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel will get an upgrade in 2022, parent company Cedar Fair announced Thursday. 

Details were sparse, but in a press release, Cedar Fair should the 320-room hotel will “undergo a major renovation” as part of 2022 improvements across the chain. 

Formerly known as the Buena Park Hotel, the property was purchased by Cedar Fair in 1998. According to the Los Angeles Times, Cedar Fair spent $28.4 to buy and renovate the hotel, which was at the time rebranded as part of the Raddisson franchise. 

Unlike the theme park’s attractions, the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel was able to operate in parts of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Kings Dominion confirms new free spin coaster Tumbili for 2022

Another park in the Cedar Fair family, Kings Dominion in Virginia, confirmed Thursday that it will be getting a new roller coaster called Tumbili for the 2022 season. 

News and images of the park’s S&S 4D Free Spin coaster — found in several Six Flags parks under The Joker moniker — was first reported by KDFans.com ahead of the official reveal. 

While the attraction itself is a cloned model, it will be surrounded by a new themed land called Jungle X-Pedition, which Cedar Fair called “an exotic archeological dig site and research facility.” 

The new coaster and land will take over space previously occupied by Safari Village and the shuttered Crypt suspended top spin ride. 

Disney’s U.S. parks return to profitabilty

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Disney’s domestic theme parks posted a profitable quarter.

During Disney’s third quarter, running from April through June, the company’s Parks, Experiences, and Products division reported a $356 million profit. International parks, however, still posted a loss of $210 million, with Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris closed for portions of the quarter.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek did acknowledge that some large groups and conventions have cancelled their reservations recently over concerns about the delta variant of COVID-19, which has led to record COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Florida. 

“We did not anticipate—nor did I think anybody—the resurgence of Covid with the Delta variant that would have such a significant impact on the marketplace,” Chapek said.

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