Six Flags announced on Tuesday it would be reopening its first theme park on June 5 with limited capacity.
Trevor Leonard, general manager of Frontier City Six Flags in Oklahoma City, told NBC's "Today" show that the reopening of the park is "pretty exciting," although "things are going to look a little different."
The park will implement several safety guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus:
- All attendees must make a reservation prior to entering the park
- Customers will be screened at the front gate
- Waiting lines will be marked to enforce family units practicing social distancing
- Rides will only seat every other row
- All attendees must wear a mask, including employees
- Handwashing stations will be installed throughout the park
Six Flags has also created a new team dedicated to continuously cleaning and sanitizing areas around the park, including restrooms, tables, and rides.
Six Flags CEO Mike Spanos says the goal is to gradually reopen all Six Flags theme parks while maintaining public health.
"We are excited about reopening our parks and getting back to the business of fun; however, we want to do so in the safest possible manner," Spanos said.