It’s a sad day for Water Wizz in Wareham, as it just announced that it will not be opening its doors for the 2020 season. Ownership took to Facebook to share the news, and from the sounds of it, are not happy.

Hot and humid weeks like this make a place like Water Wizz sound like heaven on earth. Personally, I have spent many summer days as a child plunging down the giant water slides and floating along the lazy river.

Due to the pandemic, however, the slides will be dry for the rest of the year.

When the news was announced via Facebook, it was followed up with a question of, "Where is the science to show Water Parks are more dangerous than public pools, casinos and other indoor venues that have been allowed to open? All other New England Water Parks are open." That's a sure sign that the owner is not pleased with the current guidelines set by Governor Baker, who deemed that water parks cannot open until Phase Four, which will not happen until there is a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

A water park can bring so much joy to friends and families who are trying to make the most of their summer, but I can see how difficult it could be to ensure the safety of the patrons. Flipping the coin, the same could be said about public pools and casinos, which are allowed to open as part of  Phase 3. The harsh truth is, this pandemic has greatly affected millions of lives and will continue to do so for the near future until a vaccine is presented to the public.

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