This morning, Six Flags released a brand new safety video which highlights their comprehensive plan of new health and safety measures to keep guests and team members safe. Click below to watch the new video and then keep scrolling for futher details and information about the opening of Six Flags Frontier City on June 5th!
All parks will employ a sophisticated online reservation system to manage attendance, schedule guests for entry by day, and stagger arrival times to minimize proximity exposure. Diamond and Diamond Elite Members will automatically be added to the priority waitlist, and all Members and Season Pass Holders will receive booking priority over single-day and group ticket buyers. Other new technologies include:
- State-of-the-art thermal imaging for temperature checks
- Advanced security screening technology for touchless bag checks
- Expanded mobile food ordering.
The announcement comes just as the first Six Flags park opening is announced: Six Flags Frontier City in Oklahoma on June 5th and will operate in a preview mode June 5-7 for Members and Season Pass Holders only. After a short initial reopening phase, the park will gradually increase attendance levels throughout the month. The park reopening plans sets the standards for executing the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols.
Health Screenings for Guests and Team Members
- Contact-less IR thermal imaging will be used to screen temperatures of guests and employees prior to entry
- All guests over the age of two and all team members will be required to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit/work day. Accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis for persons with disabilities, health concerns, religious restrictions, or other circumstances that in Six Flags’ discretion warrant a modification of this face mask requirement
- Any guest without a mask will be able to purchase one at the front gate.
Strictly Enforced Social Distancing
- Easy to identify distance markers will be added in all park entry, ride, restroom, retail locations, and dining queue lines
- Dining areas will be adjusted to allow ample space between seated parties
- Guests will be separated by empty rows and/or seats on all roller coasters, rides, and attractions
- Six-foot viewing areas will be marked for guests to observe game play; arcade games will be reconfigured or deactivated to comply with social distancing requirements
- Advanced security screenings will enable touchless bag checks;
- Capacity at indoor venues will be reduced to meet social distancing requirements
- Guests viewing outdoor entertainment will be separated by at least six feet.
- Extensive Sanitization and Disinfecting Protocols
- Trained and dedicated cleaning teams have been put in place
- Increased sanitization and disinfecting of high touch points including all public seating, tabletops, counters, doors, and trash cans will occur frequently
- Rides, restraints, and handrails will be cleaned throughout the day;
- Restroom staff will be stationed to disinfect each stall and sink area on a frequent basis
- Multiple hand-washing and alcohol-based hand-sanitizer stations will be located throughout the park
- All team member work areas will be regularly sanitized and disinfected.
Sanitized Food Preparation and Service
- Modified menus and implementation of mobile food ordering will help facilitate touchless transactions
- Self-service buffets and salad bars will be reconfigured to eliminate guest contact with food
- Condiments, self-serve cutlery, and napkins will be provided to guests with their meals as required
- Beverages will be served by attendants, and guests will receive any drink bottle refills in a paper cup each time they refill.
- Commercial-Grade Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
- All employees will be issued Team Member Action Packs which will include: a safety face mask, safety glasses, and disposable gloves;
- Low pressure backpack sprayers will be utilized for disinfecting large areas
- Abundant supplies of sanitizers and disinfectants will be available
- Microfiber cloths will be used to sanitize surfaces
- Queue line supplies, fencing, and tents will be in place to promote safe social distancing
Multi-Layered Guest and Team Member Communication
- Frontline team members will go through extensive COVID-19 training
- Safety messaging and reminders on Six Flags’ website, newsletters, in-park announcements, and recorded phone messages will occur frequently
- Distance markers and physical distance indicators will be in place
- Informational safety signage is posted throughout the park
- Handouts outlining guest screening processes and safety procedures will be distributed at the Toll Plaza.
- Park Reservations System to Manage Attendance
Frontier City opens up on June 5th and the park has established attendance caps that will be well belows the park’s capacity in order to allow for proper social distancing. All Members, Season Pass holders and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at Six Flags.
Come watch the video for yourself!