Theme Park Will Have Extensive New Safety Measures in Place
UPPER MARLBORO, M D—June 26, 2020—Six Flags America, DC’s Thrill Capital, today announced plans to open the theme park on July 3, 2020.In accordance with CDC, state, and local reopening guidelines, the park will operate at reduced attendance levels and in preview mode from July 1-2from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this preview phase, the park will only be open to Members and Season Pass Holders. The park will then open to all guests on July 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and gradually increase attendance levels over the next month. Hurricane Harbor will open at a later date. The park is implementing extensive new safety measures and hygiene protocols, including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees.These procedures will be adjusted on an as-needed basis to ensure compliance with state and local recommendations.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members remains our number one priority, and we are very excited to open and welcome our guests back to Six Flags America,” said Park President Rick Howarth. “The new safety measures we have in place are designed to create an environment where our guests can have fun with family and friends and feel safe while doing so. We appreciate the state and local officials, including the county health department, for their support of our efforts to reopen. We also thank our valued Members and Season Pass Holders for their loyalty. We are ready to get the summer started.”
The park will employ a sophisticated online reservation system to manage attendance, schedule guests for entry by day, and stagger arrival times to minimize proximity exposure.Other new technologies include:
The park’s opening plan, which the company developed with its epidemiologist consultants, meets or exceeds federal, state,and local guidelines. It sets standards for executing at the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols.
“We have developed a comprehensive opening 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. This ’new normal’ will be different in some ways, but we believe these additional measures are appropriate in the current environment,” said Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos.
Opening plans include:
Health Screenings for Guests and Team Members
Strictly Enforced Social Distancing
Extensive Sanitization and Disinfecting Protocols
Sanitized Food Preparation and Service
Commercial-Grade Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
Multi-Layered Guest and Team Member Communication
Park Reservations System to Manage Attendance
Six Flags will establish attendance caps that will be well below the park’s theoretical capacity in order to allow for proper social distancing. All Members, Season Pass holders and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation atwww.sixflags.com/reserve.Guests who need single day tickets will be able to reserve during the purchase process. The process will take 5-7 minutes, and guests will complete the following steps:
Guests may begin making reservations as follows:
The Six Flags brand is synonymous with family fun and thrills for all ages. These significant new changes are designed to improve the overall park experience while keeping guests and employees safe.
Six Flags Season Passes and Memberships are currently on sale. Members can enjoy priority park entry and tremendous discounts of up to 50% on nearly all food and merchandise all season long. Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond,and Diamond Elite levels are available featuring all the perks of a Season Pass plus other benefits including admission to all Six Flags branded theme and waterparks, preferred parking,and points that can be redeemed for free food, merchandise, and special experiences. Visit the Membership Sales Center or go online to sixflags.com for more information and to sign up today.
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