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November 7, 2001

Winter "Off Season" Amusement Park Operations

Los Angeles, CA -- November 1 signaled the start of the off-season for many amusement parks in the United States. From now until next spring most parks will sit dormant until snow melts and the ground thaws.

But that doesn't mean that the fun has to stop. There are plenty of parks in warmer climates that are open year-round. Now is the perfect time to plan an "off-season" vacation to one or more of these parks.

The following is list of amusement parks that operate during the winter months. You can use this list to plan a winter roller coaster vacation.

Note, please call the parks in advance to confirm operating days and hours.

California--

Adventure City
Open weekends, holidays and holiday periods

Belmont Park
Open daily year-round.

Castle Park
Ride park open weekday evenings, weekends and holidays

Disneyland
Open daily year-round with nightly extended hours, Friday until 10 p.m., Saturday and holiday periods until Midnight.

Disney's California Adventure
Open daily year-round, extended hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday, holidays and holiday periods.

Knott's Berry Farm
Open daily year-round except Christmas Day, extended hours on Saturday and holiday periods.

Pacific Park
Open Friday, Saturday, Sundays, Holidays and Holiday Periods with day and late-extended hours

Pharoah's Kingdom
Open weekends and holidays.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Limited operations weekends, holidays through Thanksgiving, January, February, plus December 26-31.

Scandia Fun Center
Open weekends and selected evenings year-round. Late operations on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Sea World San Diego
Open daily year-round.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Open weekends and holidays. Daily December 15 - January 6, except Christmas Day.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Open daily year-round.

Georgia--

Wild Adventures
Open Thursday through Sunday, holidays and holiday periods.

Florida--

Boomers! (Dania Beach Hurricane)
Open daily year-round with late operations.

Busch Gardens Tampa
Open daily year-round.

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Open daily year-round.

Disney's Magic Kingdom
Open daily year-round. Extended hours on Saturday, selected days, holidays and holiday periods.

Disney Studios
Open daily year-round. Extended hours during holiday periods.

EPCOT
Open daily year-round with extended hours.

Islands of Adventure
Open daily year-round. Extended hours during holiday periods.

Sea World Orlando
Open daily year-round.

Universal Studios Orlando
Open daily year-round.

Nevada--

Adventuredome
Open daily year-round. Extended hours on weekends, holidays and holiday periods.

Buffalo Bills Hotel and Casino
Open daily year-round. Extended hours on weekends, holidays and holiday periods.

Nascar Cafe
Open daily year-round with extended hours on weekends.

New York New York Hotel and Casino
Open daily year-round with extended hours.

Stratosphere
Open daily year-round with extended hours.

Pennsylvania--

Hersheypark
Open selected days with limited operations through January 1 for Candyland Holiday Event.

Tennessee--

Dollywood
Open selected days with limited operations through December 30 for Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas.

Texas--

Sea World San Antonio
Open weekends through November 25 and Friday, November 23.

Six Flags Over Texas
Open evenings Friday through Sunday, except November 30 from November 23 - December 9, then nightly December 14-23 for Holiday In The Park event. The park is open daily from December 26-January 6.