Two Flintstones theme parks will shut down for renovations in June, with the resorts theme park in Las Vegas and the theme park at Heritage in Las Positas in Nevada closing for maintenance.
The parks have operated under an interim contract since March, and have been operating under a 10-year deal until they are both open again in June.
The theme parks are owned by MGM Resorts International, a subsidiary of MGM.
The resorts in Las Venegas are scheduled to reopen June 11 and Heritage June 14, respectively.
“We are excited to open the Heritage park to the public and we look forward to welcoming guests into our iconic parks as soon as possible,” MGM Resolutions CEO Peter Cimini said in a statement.
MGM Resorts, which owns the MGM Residences and the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, also announced it would offer free admission for families at its theme parks in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
In a statement, MGM Resort Holdings said the theme parks were undergoing “significant and extensive renovations” in an effort to “provide guests with a more authentic and comfortable experience.”
“While this process will be more challenging for some than others, we feel that the overall experience will be enhanced and our guests will have more options and choices,” MGM said.
While MGM Resumes theme parks are expected to be closed, other theme parks like The Haunted Mansion at Universal Studios Florida and Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are expected to reopen in the summer, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Fossil theme parks that are owned and operated by theme parks and hotels are not subject to the moratorium, the Sentinel reported, but are not expected to open until June.
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine in 1986 killed more than 8,000 people and prompted the closure of more than 100 theme parks, hotels, theme parks operated by the theme companies, and other attractions in the area.
Since then, the country has seen an uptick in cases of adulteration of contaminated water and a spike in adverse weather conditions, including flooding, drought, and tornadoes, according to a report from the World Health Organization.