Six Flags Magic Mountain will open its gates for the first time since March — for cars. 

With California parks not allowed to reopen their rides, the Valencia park will instead partially reopen for a drive-thru event showing off millions of holiday lights. 

“We have successfully transformed the traditional operation of our beloved Holiday in the Park into a new drive-through experience that is sure to delight guests and team members alike,” Six Flags Magic Mountain President Don McCoy said in a press release. “We are proud and honored to help our guests create special holiday memories, and to provide a feeling of hope and a small reprieve during this very difficult year.”

The counterclockwise route through the park will pass through eight areas rethemed for the holidays: Rockin’ Universe (DC Universe), Merry Lane (Metropolis), The Underground (near the West Coast Racers coaster), Winter Wonderland (near the Viper coaster), Holiday Square (the park’s usual main entrance), Snowy Night (Full Throttle Plaza), North Pole (Golden Bear Theatre) and Gleampunk District (Steampunk District).

Cars won’t be allowed to stop inside the park, but Six Flags will be selling snack packs and bundles of holiday merch for pickup. 

Tickets for the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience must be purchased in advance. The event will run from Nov. 20-29, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, and Dec. 18-Jan.3. 

Legoland Florida hiring 150 employees after layoffs

Legoland Florida says it has more than 150 positions available in one of 39 full-time and part-time roles throughout the resort. 

The jobs range from front desk and servers at Legoland Florida’s on-site hotels to entertainment roles to lifeguards at the resort’s water park. 

Legoland did lay off an unspecified number of workers in July. Park spokesperson Kelly Hornick told the Orlando Sentinel that laid off or furloughed employees “are invited to apply to the posted positions. Our team first worked to fill any open position with furloughed employees who had similar skills.” 

The resort recently announced its Black Friday offerings, with annual passes on sale for just under $100. 

Legoland New York gets local approval for partial opening in 2020

The town of Goshen, New York has given Legoland New York the go-ahead to open as early as this month — four months after its originally scheduled opening, which was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Goshen Planning Board only approved a limited opening with invitation-only guests. Legoland parent company Merlin Entertainments said it wants to allow in up to 1,400 visitors per day, well below the 10,000 in daily attendance the park expects in its peak season, according to the Times Herald-Record.

Even then, the local approval is contingent on state leaders allowing the park to open, which is unlikely in the near future given the state’s recent rise in COVID-19 cases. 

“At this time, an (invitation-only opening) event in the immediate future would not be permitted, but we are open to the possibility when the time is right,” Legoland spokesman Matt Besterman told the Times Herald-Record.

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