He wasn't "fired" his position was eliminated... his words from Halloween Extreme.He didn't leave, he was fired...The park's financial issues have started to bleed into staff..
In my opinion it was a huge mistake..."Let's fire the guy that manages our two most successful events"...logic
I have heard rumors about this year and they don't sound great, none that I will mention as HOS gets bad rep for nothing so I won't stoke those fires.
They are working on the event and the full team is still there, except Scott of course, so I expect no real drop off in the event from any creative sense. What marketing and corporate do is another story.