54th Season to Launch with Longer Summer Season and Extensive Safety Protocols
AUSTELL, Georgia — March 1, 2021 — Six Flags Over Georgia—the Thrill Capital of the South—today announced the launch of its 54th season on March 6. The upcoming year will showcase a variety of thrilling highlights including an innovative twist to the world’s first looping roller coaster, more than 40 heart-pounding attractions, extensive safety and sanitation protocols, upscale food and beverage offerings, PLUS added days of thrills this summer. It’s time for fun and The Thrill is Calling at Six Flags Over Georgia.
“We can’t wait to welcome our guests back to Six Flags Over Georgia for our 54th year. This season will feature the re-introduction of one of our many world-class rides, THE RIDDLER Mindbender, in the new Gotham City section,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “We look forward to delivering thrills and memories for guests of all ages in a safe, outdoor environment.”
New Park Offerings and Partnerships
A New Twist on a Classic Coaster - THE RIDDLER Mindbender: The park will unveil a transformation of the world’s first triple looping coaster, THE RIDDLER Mindbender. The coaster will feature a fresh, sleek look and new roller coaster trains through a seven-story drop, multiple upside-down loops, and reach speeds of 50-miles-per-hour. THE RIDDLER Mindbender opens in the spring and will complete the reimaged GOTHAM CITY.
Summer Season Expands through Labor Day: Six Flags Over Georgia will offer more days of thrills this summer with 17 additional operating days in August and September through Labor Day. The park will feature exclusive events during August to mark the additional days of fun – an added benefit for season pass and memberships. More details will be released soon.
New Food and Beverage Offerings: In 2021, Six Flags Over Georgia is offering more tasty menu options than ever before. For guests looking for healthier selections, the Beyond Burger and Cobb Salad at JB’s Sports Bar and Grille get high marks. Additional new entrées include the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich at Dee Jay’s Diner and Cheesesteak Fries at Bird’s of Prey Café. For those with a sweet tooth, Funnel Cake Sundaes and Beignets topped with powdered sugar round out a perfect day at the park.
Card and Mobile Payments Only: To improve the experience and for the safety of our guests, Six Flags Over Georgia continues to offer Card and Mobile Payments only. In-park guests can convert cash at multiple kiosks located throughout the park. There are no conversion fees and the pre-paid debit card can be used anywhere in the U.S. where VISA is accepted. Prior to visiting the park, guests are encouraged to visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia to purchase parking, admission tickets, Season Passes, Memberships, and other add-on items in advance.
Extensive Safety Measures
As the park returns to fun, there will be a continued focus on executing at the highest levels of safety and social distancing protocols. The safety initiatives were developed in consultation with epidemiologists, and include but are not limited to:
- Contact-less IR thermal imaging used to screen temperatures of guests and employees prior to entry;
- Touchless security checkpoints for seamless entry into the park;
- Requiring all guests over the age of two and all team members to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit/work day;
- Extensive sanitation and disinfecting protocols with increased sanitization and disinfecting of high touch points;
- Sanitized food preparation and continued use of mobile food ordering for touchless transactions; and
- Reservation System to monitor attendance capacity to allow for social distancing.
All Members, Season Pass holders and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at www.sixflags.com/reserve.
Hiring Blitz Underway
Named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Six Flags is currently hiring 2,500 employees in 2021 across a wide variety of positions from entry level to management. Interested applicants must be at least 16 years of age and should apply online at sixflagsjobs.com. Once submitted, Six Flags will contact applicants for a virtual interview should qualifications be met. The park is hiring within 48 hours of application submission.
One-Day Tickets, Season Passes and Memberships
Six Flags Over Georgia is offering the best One Day Ticket and Season Pass prices in more than seven years. 2021 Season Passes are now on sale for $49.99 each and include free parking, unlimited visits and access to Six Flags White Water throughout 2021. A Six Flags Membership includes all of the benefits of a Season Pass plus savings of up to 50% off on most in-park purchases and a variety of special features for an affordable monthly price. For information on Season Passes, Memberships and One-Day, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
Six Flags Over Georgia is open weekends March 6 through May 23, including daily operation for Spring Break April 3-11. Summer daily operation begins May 27. For more information about the 54th season, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
About Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water
Six Flags Over Georgia, the Thrill Capital of the South, is home to more than 40 rides and attractions including 12 world-class roller coasters and the seven-acre Hurricane Harbor water park. Six Flags White Water, the South’s Most Thrilling Water Park, boasts more than 24 state-of-the-art water slides, interactive children’s areas and wave pool. Six Flags Over Georgia and White Water are the premier destinations for thrilling, family fun.
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Buena Park, CA (March 01, 2021) – Knott’s Berry Farm, one of the region’s top theme parks, today announced plans to hire approximately 1,700 associates for the 2021 season. As part of its ramp-up to reopening, Knott’s Berry Farm will be hosting a virtual National Hiring Day event on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Candidates can register online at https://bit.ly/2YXOGJF.
Job opportunities are available in all park operating areas, including Food and Beverage Associates, Cooks, Ride Operators, Merchandise, Lifeguards, Housekeeping, Parks Services, and more. The virtual hiring day will offer information about available jobs and individual interviews with hiring teams. The park is also offering contact-free onboarding and virtual orientation to help hires prepare to start work.
“As our community slowly reopens we’re excited to introduce a virtual hiring day which offers a safe and informative way to connect new prospects with our hiring teams now,” said Jon Storbeck, Knott’s Berry Farm General Manager.
Knott’s Berry Farm offers flexible schedules and many perks for its associates, including discounts, reward and recognition programs, and exclusive events.
Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. Cedar Fair anticipates hiring approximately 45,000 seasonal associates across its U.S. parks during 2021.
About Knott’s Berry Farm
What began as a roadside berry stand and chicken dinner restaurant in the 1920s has evolved into Knott’s Berry Farm, one of Southern California’s most popular theme park destinations combining world-class thrill rides with traditional family favorite attractions and entertainment. Knott’s is also home to Knott’s Soak City Water Park, Knott’s Marketplace, and the full-service Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive and memorable experiences, the Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, an indoor water park and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas and Toronto, Ontario. It also operates an additional theme park in California under a management contract.
About Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive and memorable experiences, the Company owns and operates 13 properties, consisting of 11 amusement parks, four separately gated outdoor water parks, and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. Cedar Fair’s parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas and Toronto, Ontario. The Company also operates an additional theme park in California under a management contract.
Highly-Immersive Water Theme Park Officially Reopened to Guests
on Saturday, February 27
Variety of Ticket, Annual Pass and Vacation Package Offers are Now Available for Guests to Plan a Thrilling yet Relaxing Getaway to Universal’s Volcano Bay
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2021) – Universal’s Volcano Bay – Universal Orlando Resort’s innovative and incredibly-immersive water theme park – has officially reopened. The highly-themed, South Seas-inspired park began welcoming guests again on Saturday, February 27 following its four-month seasonal closure.
One of three amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando, Universal’s Volcano Bay is a tropical oasis filled with experiences that offer everything from ultimate thrills to tranquil relaxation – all surrounding a massive 200-foot volcano nestled right in the center of the park. Upon entering the water theme park, guests are immediately transported to a one-of-a-kind paradise where they can relax on the sands of Waturi Beach, drift leisurely down Kopiko Wai Winding River, brave a 125-foot drop alongside the volcano on Ko’okiri Body Plunge, enjoy interactive “Tap to Play” experiences throughout the park with their innovative TapuTapu wearable, and so much more.
Click here for spectacular views of the picturesque water theme park.
Tickets, annual and seasonal passes, and vacation packages that include access to Volcano Bay are on sale now. Guests can also take advantage of these special offers and enjoy access to the award-winning water theme park:
Volcano Bay’s enhanced health and safety procedures reflect the guidelines that debuted last year with the reopening of Universal Orlando’s theme parks. Key measures include temperature screenings for guests and team members, limiting capacity at the park and on attractions – including rivers and pools, enforcing social distancing, aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures, and requiring face coverings inside restaurants, retail locations and when entering and exiting the park. Face coverings are not permitted on the slides and in the pools. For complete information on Universal Orlando’s health and safety procedures, click here.
For more information about Volcano Bay and to purchase tickets, visit www.universalorlando.com.
An iconic six-story tall central ring structure to be the centerpiece of “Harmonious,” the new nighttime spectacular coming to EPCOT, moves into position to begin testing on the theme park’s World Showcase Lagoon, Feb. 27, 2021, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This centerpiece will support a high-density water curtain, moving lights, fountains and more. (Kent Phillips, photographer)
With enhanced health and safety measures and limited capacity, the Food & Wine Festival will feature national headlining artists on select dates in March and April
Tampa, Fla. (February 26, 2021) – In addition to offering more than 110 amazing dishes and drinks available to guests during the park’s Food & Wine Festival this spring, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will also serve up outdoor concerts included free with park admission! The weekend festival runs each Friday through Sunday, now through April 25. The Festival Field Stage will host headlining national acts every Saturday in March and April, plus Friday, April 2, giving two limited-capacity performances each day. While over at the Coke Canopy, local talent will take the stage daily throughout the festival. Enhanced health and safety measures will be in place for performers and guests alike. In addition to increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements, capacity will also be significantly limited in order to create more open space, allowing guests to maintain physical distancing in a safe environment.
“Since our reopening in June, our park teams have safely and successfully hosted multiple productions at our spacious outdoor venues,” said Neal Thurman, Park President for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. “Through creativity, adaptability and dedication to guest safety, our staff made it possible for park-goers to once again enjoy live music from some of their favorite artists.”
Music for All Tastes - Full Concert Line Up
Included free in park admission, guests may enjoy the following acts during Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival. For the first time in the festival’s history, two limited-capacity shows will be offered for each headlining act at 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., creating more physically distant options for guests to enjoy their favorite artists.
Saturday, March 6: Phillip Phillips
Saturday, March 13: Parmalee
Saturday, March 20: Dylan Scott
Saturday, March 27: 38 Special
Friday, April 2: Sugar Ray
Saturday, April 3: Sister Hazel
Saturday, April 10: LOCASH
Saturday, April 17: Tito Nieves
Saturday, April 24: Starship Feat. Mickey Thomas
VIP Seating Packages Available Now!
To reserve a space in advance, guests can purchase VIP Seating Packages, including physically distanced premium concert seating and a 5-item Sampler Lanyard. Before the show, guests may use their lanyards to choose their favorite samples from the park’s extensive menu, featuring 22 NEW food items and more than 80 wines, beers and cocktails. Premium seating packages and the full event menu are available now at buschgardens.com/tampa/events/food-and-wine-festival/.
Enjoy the Best of the Food & Wine Festival with a Sampler Lanyard
The best way for guests to savor—and save—on their favorite dishes and drinks at this year’s Food & Wine Festival is with a sampler lanyard. Guests can purchase a 5-, 10- or 12-item sampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore sample-sized dishes and drink offerings with ease. 5-punch lanyards start at just $34.99. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler to enjoy three FREE samples! Visit buschgardens.com/tampa/events/food-and-wine-festival/ to view the full festival menu.
Best Way to Play – Busch Gardens Fun Card and Annual Passes
With a Busch Gardens Fun Card, you pay for a day and play all year!* For a limited time, guests who purchase the Busch Gardens Fun Card for $113.99 will receive an Adventure Island Fun Card for FREE! For the price of a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens, the Fun Card allows access throughout the year, so you can visit again and again, and access great events like the Food & Wine Festival, Summer Nights, Christmas Town and more! Buy now before prices go up!
For more park benefits, guests can upgrade to a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass to enjoy the perks they want most throughout 2021. Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of visits with the best benefits ever, including FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, and up to 50-percent savings on merchandise, Quick Queue, and more!
Guests can visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com for more information and reservations—and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes. Fans can stay up to date with park events, attractions and more by following Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Expanded Health and Safety Measures:
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the animals in our care. The park has worked diligently with state and local health experts, outside consultants and attraction industry leaders to enhance our already strict health, safety, and cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health, and governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.
For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the park, including key operational changes, visit buschgardens.com/tampa/safety
About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species and exciting seasonal events all year providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit www.BuschGardensTampa.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
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