Celebration City to Close in 2009

Celebration City will close Saturday night and won't re-open in 2009. The Herschend Family Entertainment Website posted this tickler:

"Thanks for your interest in Celebration City! Please know that Celebration City closes at 10pm on Saturday, October 25 and will not reopen for the 2009 season. Park hours are from 3pm to 10pm Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2008."
Springfield Business Journal's Dee Dee Jacobs published a follow up on-line just a couple hours ago:

"...Celebration City's closure will eliminate 18 full-time positions, and Herschend will find new roles for most of those employees, Rau said. Another 250 seasonal employees will be given first opportunity to interview for an anticipated 400 open positions in 2009 at nearby Herschend attractions Silver Dollar City, White Water and Showboat Branson Belle. Herschend properties employ more than 2,000 year-round and seasonal workers."

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