Amusement park lovers you may now take a sigh of relief.
Six Flags Great America will be open this summer but of course there will be some restrictions and new guidelines. In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there will be a limit on how many people can actually enter the park.
Once the park opens to the public, guests will be required to make an online reservation to ensure social distancing will be in effect. Guests and employees will have to have their temperatures checked before they enter the park and will also be required to wear a face covering or mask that covers the nose and mouth. Those with breathing problems and children under 2 years old will not have to wear them. Masks will be available for purchase at the front gate.
Other changes that will be in effect for safety and following CDC guidelines include regular cleaning and disinfecting high-traffic areas, hand-washing stations located throughout the park, and bags will be checked using touchless technology. Guests will also be encouraged to purchase food and drinks through an app and by using cashless transactions.
Six Flags in north suburban Gurnee is scheduled to reopen to the public during Phase 5 of Illinois' reopening plan, however, management says it is safe enough to open now.