Although the Coney Island season is still TBD, thrill-seekers can get their amusement park fix nearby at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
The family attraction just reopened to the public over the holiday weekend. However, the new season is already shaping up to be quite different than years past. For one, visitors cannot decide on a whim that they want to ride El Toro or The Dark Knight Coaster. Reservations are now required, and park capacity has been limited.
To ensure guests' safety, Six Flags has worked with epidemiologists to meet federal, state and local guidelines. Some safety features park-goers can expect include:
- Health screenings and temperature checks
- Enforced social distancing on rides and throughout the park
- Mandatory masks (though mask-free zones are available for quick respites)
- New commercial-grade cleaning supplies and equipment
- Ride closures
While it's exciting to return to our favorite family spots, safety procedures are incredibly important. Other local theme parks are following Six Flags' lead with similar reopening plans, including reservation systems, social distancing guidelines, etc.
If you're still on the fence about a visit, check out the park's Safari experience, a drive-through attraction that puts the animal kingdom on view all from the comfort of your car. Plus, there are plenty of cool drive-in theaters nearby that are worth exploring!
Happy adventuring—stay safe!
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