Six Flags is again in enterprise.
On Friday, the Texas-based theme park operator introduced plans to reopen all 26 of its areas for the 2021 season, together with 5 areas that stayed closed in 2020 due to continued coronavirus restrictions.
The corporate additional confirmed its intention of hiring “thousands of crew members” for the upcoming season solely by way of on-line hiring occasions.
“Our company and crew members are prepared for the return of enjoyable and signature Six Flags thrills in 2021,” mentioned Senior Vice President of Park Operations Bonnie Weber in a press launch. “Final 12 months, we set the usual for working our parks safely, and entertained thousands and thousands of company in adherence to authorities, and CDC well being pointers at 21 of our 26 parks.”
Weber added that the corporate is at the moment working to “set agency reopening dates” for its parks in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mexico Metropolis and Canada.
Six Flags warned that its reopening dates, whereas deliberate for 2021, had been additionally topic to change relying on native, state or federal pointers.
Six Flags had initially shut down its theme park operations in mid-March of 2020, solely reopening its first location — Frontier Metropolis in Oklahoma — on June 5. Twenty of its different parks adopted by the top of the 12 months, all with new cleansing, hygiene and social-distancing protocol in place.
Different coverage modifications included face coverings and temperature checks for company and employees; a brand new on-line reservation system to be utilized by company prior to reserving a go to; restricted capability at all parks; and the switchover to bank card or cell funds solely, to reduce contact between company and distributors.
On its web site, Six Flags nonetheless warns company to “consider their very own threat” earlier than deciding whether or not to attend its parks.
“Individuals who present no signs can unfold Coronavirus if they’re contaminated, any interplay with most people poses an elevated threat of being uncovered to Coronavirus,” reads the positioning. “By coming to the park, you acknowledge and agree that you simply assume these inherent dangers related to attendance.”
Six Flags CEO Mike Spanos, nonetheless, had mentioned the parks had been prepared to embrace a “new regular” after the reopening of its Frontier Metropolis location in June 2020.
“This ’new regular’ shall be very totally different, however we imagine these extra measures are acceptable within the present setting,” Spanos mentioned.
Data on all of Six Flags’ upcoming additions and bulletins, together with its hiring initiatives, might be discovered right here.