Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2020
Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that water parks in the region can gradually begin to resume operations. Staff members of some water parks immediately started working to prepare themselves for the reopening. Parks have been given permission to reopen from Friday but most parks are expecting to open around mid-June.
The reopening in Texas would include several water parks, food courts, and dining areas. Parks have been allowed to function at a 25% capacity. James Kinney, Vice President, Splashtown San Antonio previously mentioned that a 2020 season for the water park in highly uncertain. However, after the latest permission of reopening he has started hiring required staff members to begin the process of reopening.
He informed that the park usually begins around the time of Fiesta and is now experiencing a delay of two months due to the coronavirus situation. He also shared that no water is running at moment and the team is fighting the storms to empty the pools, finish painting as well as a refill. He also mentioned that the work is being carried forward in a correct manner and he is optimistic that it will be done before guests are welcomed again.
The park is also planning different ways to ensure social distancing guidelines and masks, sanitizer, and sanitizer stations alongside signage for COVID-19 protocol are being ordered. Kinney mentioned that he is hoping that all visitors and employees adhere to the safety guidelines. He has also urged customers to purchase their tickets ahead of time to guarantee entry.
On the other hand, the popular Six Flags Fiesta Texas has mentioned that White Water Bay will reopen when the governor gives all theme parks the green light for reopening. The park has already announced extensive safety measures, including an online reservation system to manage attendance, advance security checks, and strict social distancing guidelines.
Meanwhile, Morgan’s Wonderland is finalising a reopening plan that will be announced in detail later this week. The River Bluff Water Experience at the JW Marriott in Hill Country is set to open June 15. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is also expecting to reopen sometime around mid-June.
Seaworld San Antonio’s Aquatica has already begun preparations by following the CDC guidelines. Authorities of the park have consulted outside medical professionals to prepare to reopen and operate the park safely. However, they are yet to announce an official date but will be communicating the same soon.