I have been watching The Sea World owned water parks in Florida and Texas to see how they were planning on handling their re-opening. This has lead to Water Country USA releasing some information about what we should expect to see. We can expect that they will open to a limited capacity but they have not released that number yet.
Memberships– Remember if you have a membership you got an automatic upgrade and will have your pass some months for free.
Temperature Screening– Employees and guests must pass temperature screening using the CDC temperature recommendation of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Face Coverings– Face coverings will not be required and will be prohibited in the water (e.g., the lazy river, the wave pool, all water slides, and all other water attractions in the water park). Face coverings will be required for guests 2 and older in certain designated areas of the park (e.g., the park entrance, retail areas, food and beverage areas and other designated areas).
Physical Distancing– To promote proper physical distancing throughout the parks, we will install signage and markings throughout our guest areas (including on the ground) to identify appropriate, six-foot physical distancing. Lounge chair seating will also be modified to maintain physical distancing. We also encourage contactless payments and plexi-glass will be installed in high-traffic or close-contact areas to maintain a physical barrier.
Cleaning and Sanitation– To protect the health and safety of our guests and employees, we will significantly increase both the frequency of cleaning for all key areas of the parks (including employee spaces) and the number of hand sanitization stations across each park, especially in high-contact areas.
Ticketing– Enhanced cleaning protocols will be implemented at arrival areas and for high-contact surfaces. Spacing will also be increased for touchless turnstiles enabling appropriate physical distancing.
Restaurants– Restaurants across the parks will include arranged seating layouts to accommodate physical distancing. Tables and chairs will be sanitized with increased frequency, condiment and topping stations will be closed, utensils will be pre-packaged, and guests with refillable products will be provided single-use alternatives. In lieu of traditional menus, single-use paper menus will be used and additional grab-and-go and pre-packaged food offerings will be added. Buffet-style service areas will be adjusted or closed until further notice.
Increased Sanitation– Restrooms, Hand Sanitizer and hand washing stations are added throughout the park.
Contactless Payment– Apple Pay, Android Pay, Google Wallet and More will be added through the park. ** A Frugal Chick makes a note to set one of those up for herself. **
Rides and Attractions– Queue lines for all rides will have markings for physical distancing and modified seating will be implemented to maintain physical distancing. We will have hand sanitizer available at the entrance and exit of all rides and will increase the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing. Specific protocols will be implemented for water rides for employees and guests and unless play areas meet distancing protocols, they will be temporarily closed.