Six Flags today announced that its Frontier City park in Oklahoma City will reopen on June 5, starting with members and season pass holders then gradually returning to other guests. To prepare for the park's return, Six Flags also detailed its new health and safety procedures that the company will introduce at all of its properties.
"We have developed a comprehensive reopening safety plan that includes best practices from theme park and waterpark industry experts, along with top destination parks from around the world, which will allow guests to experience our parks in the safest possible way," Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos said.
"Frontier City, like all Six Flags parks, is an outdoor attraction that poses a significantly lower risk of exposure than indoor venues. Our guests are not confined to one space for lengthy periods. Guests move constantly throughout their experience; some are riding rides, some are eating in restaurants, while others are shopping in our souvenir stores, or playing games. Because our parks cover dozens or even hundreds of acres, we can easily manage guest throughput to achieve proper social distancing," Spanos said.
As previously announced, Six Flags will be requiring visitors to make a reservation in advance before visiting. This applies to members and season pass holders, too. Reservations, which will be for a specific time as well as date, can be made via www.sixflags.com/reserve. Parking will need to be pre-paid, before arrival.
At the park, Six Flags will use a contactless IR thermal imaging system to screen temperatures of guests and employees prior to entry. All guests over age two will be required to wear a mask, and masks will be available for purchase by those who do not come to the park with masks. Parks will implement a new touchless bag check system, as well.
Inside the park, Six Flags will encourage social distancing with distance markers in all queues plus empty rows and/or seats on all rides. Arcade games will be reconfigured to comply with social distancing requirements or closed and people watching will have to stand six feet away from players.
Six Flags team members will be cleaning the park throughout the day, outfitted in masks, safety glasses, and disposable gloves. Parks will offer multiple new hand sanitizing and washing stations and encourage visitors to use mobile food ordering through the Six Flags app to keep more transactions touchless.
Dining areas will be reconfigured to keep parties six feet apart and team members will hand out condiments, utensils, and napkins as needed rather than making them self-serve as before. You'll get drink "refills" served in a paper cup rather than refilling a bottle yourself.
Reopening dates for other Six Flags parks have not yet been announced.Tweet
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