On Friday, July 3, the amusement park will open with reduced attendance levels, exclusively to members and season pass holders. Beginning Saturday, July 4, the park will be open to the public, and will gradually increase attendance levels throughout the month.
Six Flags will be implementing new safety measures for both guests and employees, including thermal imaging for temperature checks, touchless bag checks and mobile food ordering. There will also be an online reservation system to manage attendance and staggered arrival times to minimize proximity between guests.
“We have developed a comprehensive reopening safety plan that includes protocols designed by theme park and waterpark industry experts, along with best practices from top destination parks from around the world, which will allow guests to experience our parks in the safest way possible,” says Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos. “This ’new normal’ will be different in some ways, but we believe these additional measures are appropriate in the current environment.”
Guests over the age of 2 will be required to wear face masks, except on waterslides, water attractions or in pools. Distance markers will be added to all park entry, ride, restroom, dining and retail lines. Dining areas will be adjusted to allow for space between seated parties. Rides will also separate guests with empty rows and seats. Capacity at indoor venues and on some attractions will also be limited to meet social distancing requirements.
In addition, rides, restraints, handrails and other high-touch areas like restrooms, public seating, trash cans, life jackets, tubes and rafts will be sanitized and disinfected throughout the day.
With the park’s new attendance caps, all guests will need to make an online reservation. Guests will be required to select the day and approximate time they’d like to visit, order pre-paid parking and watch a brief video describing new social distancing and sanitization procedures.
A preview date for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor hasn’t been announced yet. Six Flags’ Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure has been open since May 30.
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