TIPTON, Pa. (WTAJ) – On Friday afternoon, it was announced through a release that DelGrosso’s Amusement Park will not be opening for the 2020 season.
Summer Thunder, the yearly 4th of July Celebration has also been cancelled.
According to the release, season passes for the 2020 season will be honored for the 2021 season. Season pass holders will also receive an additional $25.00 food credit.
Meal programs such as DG2GO will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays through the summer season. Details will be announced through their website and social media.
“This is the home of family fun and famous food and it’s not going to be the same this year, but it’s a short-term heartache for a long-term better picture,” Amy Mearkle, Director Of Marketing and Events at Delgrosso’s Park, said.
DelGrosso’s season is usually 113 days, if weather allows.
In 2019, people from 49 states came to the park.
“It’s very difficult when you have 5,000 people here in a day to monitor how they’re gonna react,” General Manager Carl Crider said.
Crider added they were in the middle of recruitment to fill all of their summer positions. That’s between 600-700 jobs that are no longer necessary for this year.
“I know we’re disappointed on their behalf. I think they’re gonna be disappointed because they obviously were looking forward for a summertime job, but hopefully in 2021 we’re gonna be ready to go again,” he said.
The 2020 season would’ve been DelGrosso’s 73rd year open and operating in Blair County.