Six Flags announces reopening date, coronavirus safety measures
Six Flags theme parks in Texas will reopen to the general public on June 22, the park announced on its website.
Both Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio and Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington will operate in “preview mode” and be open to season pass holders from June 19 to 21. Water park Hurricane Harbor will do the same from June 18 to 21.
Following the preview mode, the parks will use an online reservation system to gradually increase attendance level and stagger guest arrivals. The parks can operate at 50% capacity under a recent order by Gov. Greg Abbott as part of a phased plan to reopen the state.
The parks will also be implementing new safety measures and hygiene protocols that will be adjusted as needed to ensure compliance with state recommendations.
These include health screenings for guests and employees, enforced social distancing and upped sanitization and cleaning.
All employees and guests over the age of two will be required to wear face masks throughout their time on the property, excluding those visiting Hurricane Harbor.
Prior to their visit guests are being asked to review the parks health policy, which requires all attendees to have been healthy at least 14 days prior to their visit.
Six Flags says the reopening plan was developed in consultation with epidemiologists and meets or exceeds state and federal guidelines for sanitization, hygiene and social distancing protocols.
Other precautions being taken include thermal imaging for temperature checks, security screening technology for touchless bag checks and mobile food ordering. You can view a full list of the parks’ safety measures here.