California fires close parks and other attractions

If you’ve got a trip planned to Southern California this weekend, it might be a good idea to reschedule. Besides the current poor air quality and the fact that you might need to outrun a wildfire, many attractions and amusement parks have shut down until the smoke clears.

SeaWorld, Legoland, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are all closed (although the San Diego Zoo remains open). Broadway San Diego and the Old Globe Theatre have both canceled shows. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, which is closed on weekdays anyway this time of year, is “monitoring the situation” and as of now plans to open its gates on Friday.

The list of state parks that are closed is too long to repeat here: check the California State Parks website or read the L.A. Times article.

US Air is also waiving some fees for anyone traveling to or from SoCal who will have to change their flights due to the fires.