Six Flags Great Adventure reopens with new safety measures

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JACKSON, N.J. — Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey opened to the public for the July 4 weekend with new safety measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The theme park will open to the public beginning July 4, but members and season pass holders have exclusive access to the park on Friday.

Six Flags’ opening plan meets and exceeds federal, state and local guidelines for sanitation, hygiene and social-distancing protocols, according to the park.

Guests and employees are required to wear masks. Exceptions apply in pools and waterpark attractions, and “Mask Break Zones” are available.

Health screenings will be conducted for guests and team members, extensive sanitization and disinfection protocols are in place as well as sanitizing food preparation and service areas.

There will also be multilayered communication between guests and team members.

Reservations will also be required to manage park capacity. The online reservation system will schedule guests entry by day and allow staggering arrival times.

Ordering pre-paid parking is also advised.

Six Flags Great Adventure, along with theme parks across the nation, were forced to temporarily close amid the coronavirus outbreak.

As New Jersey has made progress in fighting the spread of the virus, Gov. Phil Murphy announced outdoor amusement parks, water parks, playgrounds, casinos, museums and libraries could open beginning July 2.

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