Six Flags will require face masks for guests and is changing the way visitors must buy tickets to its theme parks.
The face mask requirement applies to workers as well as visitors over the age of 2, the company said Tuesday. "Accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis for persons with disabilities, health concerns, religious restrictions, or other circumstances," Six Flags also said.
The changes, which involve requiring guests to book tickets online as well as having distance markers in places ranging from rides to restrooms, are meant to address issues with the coronavirus.
“The user-friendly process will allow parks to manage daily attendance levels and avoid overcrowding in accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations on social distancing,” the theme park company said Wednesday.
"The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority and in the current environment, we certainly want to take extra precautions to create a safe experience for everyone,” Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos said in a statement. “By having guests pre-register before they visit, we can plan ahead with proper staffing and sanitization measures, including ensuring that guests and team members maintain safe social distancing throughout the day.”
The company says the online process will take about five to seven minutes.
Guests will have to select the date they want to visit and approximate time they wish to enter the park. They’ll also be required to watch a brief video on physical distancing and sanitization procedures.
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If a day is overbooked, guests will be put on a waiting list if they wish.
The new reservation process at sixflags.com/reserve will be available when park reopening dates are set. On Tuesday, the company said Frontier City in Oklahoma City will reopen June 5.