Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Announce Reopening Dates
By Six Flags Over Texas
Posted on June 04, 2020, June 04, 2020

Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest waterpark in North Texas, today announced plans to reopen the waterpark on June 18, 2020, and the theme park on June 19, 2020.

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s reopening guidelines for amusement parks, both locations will operate at reduced attendance levels and in preview mode from June 19-21 at Six Flags Over Texas and June 18-21 at Hurricane Harbor. During this preview phase, the park will only be open to Members and Season Pass Holders. The parks will then gradually increase attendance levels and open to all guests throughout the month. The parks are implementing extensive new safety measures and hygiene protocols, including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees.

These procedures will be adjusted on an as-needed basis to ensure compliance with state recommendations.

“Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor are a much-beloved outdoor summer ritual for so many North Texans, and we look forward to welcoming families back to our parks. The safety of our guests and team members remains our number one priority, and the new safety guidelines we have put in place are designed to create a safe environment for everyone,” said Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor Park President Steve Martindale. “We greatly appreciate the support of Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Governor Abbott throughout this reopening process.”

The parks will employ an online reservation system to manage attendance, schedule guests for entry by day, and to stagger arrival times to minimize proximity exposure. Other new technologies include:

  • State-of-the-art thermal imaging for temperature checks;

  • Advanced security screening technology for touchless bag checks; and

  • Expanded mobile food ordering.

The parks’ reopening plan, which the company developed in consultation with epidemiologists, meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines for sanitization, hygiene, and social distancing protocols.

“We have developed a comprehensive reopening safety plan that includes protocols designed by theme park and waterpark industry experts, along with best practices from top destination parks from around the world, which will allow guests to experience our parks in the safest way possible. This ’new normal’ will be different in some ways, but we believe these additional measures are appropriate in the current environment,” said Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos.

Click here to read more about the reopening plans.

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