Victorian Gardens, the amusement park that sets up inside Wollman Rink every summer, will not be able to open this year and may have to cease operations entirely, the company said in a statement on Monday. It has been around since 2003.
“Given the limited guidance and uncertainty surrounding when amusement parks will be permitted to open in New York State, we are saddened to announce that Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink in Central Park (Victorian Gardens) will not open for the 2020 Season and may cease its operations entirely,” Central Amusement International, the company that runs Victorian Gardens, said.
Central Amusement International had expected to open as part of Phase 4.
“Following the initial directives that amusement parks would be allowed to open in New York State during Phase 4 of the New York Forward plan, Victorian Gardens was prepared to open safely and responsibly with newly implemented COVID-19 protocols,” the company said. “Regretfully, since Victorian Gardens’ normal operating season is coming to a close and New York State has not provided a re-opening plan for amusement parks, we are not able to open this season.”
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