Sunday, May 17, 2020

DelGrosso's Amusement Park + Laguna Splash Staying Closed for 2020 Season

© DelGrosso's Amusement Park
Unfortunately we have the announcement of another park that will not open for the 2020 season.  Tipton, Pennsylvania's DelGrosso's Amusement Park and Laguna Splash water park have made the difficult decision to sit out this operating season.

In a letter posted by the park, they state that the first and foremost reason for staying closed is for the safety of their employees and guests.  They also cite necessary social distancing measures, supply chain issues, capacity limitations and the uncertainty around when the park could actually open.

Pennsylvania is using a red, yellow and green phased opening system, as determined by PA officials.  DelGrosso's sits in Blair county, which was moved into the yellow phase on May 15th, however the exact path to the green phase, when the park could reopen, is not clear.  No part of Pennsylvania has reached the green phase yet.

As a smaller, family owned park it is discouraging to see them feel that they have no choice but to stay closed for the year.  With less resources than the larger park chains that is understandable, but still disappointing.  

The property spent a considerable amount on a large renovation and expansion a few years ago to create Laguna Splash.  It is also home to a spinning wild mouse coaster and a variety of classic flat rides.