Six Flags New England Announces Spring Opening
The Massachusetts re-opening plan is still at Phase 3, Step 1, but Six Flags New England is optimistic that they'll be reopening this spring. The Agawam amusement park has posted a graphic on its Facebook page stating "The Thrill Is Calling. Park Opening Spring 2021" with a post that reads "It’s going to happen to this year – and we just can’t wait!..."
Six Flags has already announced opening dates for other parks around the country. New Jersey is set for March 27. The theme park's Lake George, New York location is set to open May 1 after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Empire State's amusement parks could open with restrictions on April 9.
Six Flags New England called the safety of guests and staff its top priority.
"Safety is paramount, and we continue to work closely with state and local officials," the park posted. "With an extensive and comprehensive safety plan created in conjunction with epidemiologists, our standards are in accordance with CDC guidelines to protect our guests and team members."
Everyone entering the park will be subject to touchless bag and temperature checks. Social distancing and mask-wearing (over the mouth and nose) will be mandatory for everyone over two years old while on the property. Exceptions will be made for pool and water park attractions. The park will stagger arrivals by using an online reservation system.
No official opening date has been announced for Six Flags New England. As it stands now, the state government will still not allow an amusement park to operate until Phase 4.
If activity on the Six Flags New England Facebook page is any indication, there may be some pent-up demand for theme park fun.