Cobb County

Reservations required: Six Flags reopens with several new rules in place

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — For all you thrill-seekers, Six Flags Over Georgia is now open!

The theme park was closed for months due to coronavirus.

Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway went to the park in Austell Monday to get an up-close look at some of the changes to help keep your family safe this summer.

For starters, this week the park is only open to season pass holders and membership holders.

“We’re hoping it’s not as crowded as it typically is when everyone gets to come. We pretty much just want to ride everything,” season pass holder Jennifer Adair said.

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When you arrive, everyone over the age of 2 will have to wear a mask the entire time in the park. As you enter, thermal imaging technology will scan the temperature of every guest. If someone is reading high, they’ll be pulled aside for further scanning. They also have touchless security screenings.

The biggest change is that you can no longer just show up at the park.

“The first thing is people have to make a reservation before they arrive because the park is operating at less than normal capacity,” communications manager Divina Mims said.

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Mims says their clean team will thoroughly clean throughout the day at high-touch point areas. They also have sanitizing and hand-washing stations and along with seven mask break zones.

You can only take your mask off in this area to get some fresh air. Mims also walked Holloway through what social distancing will look like while riding on the coasters.

“You will be able to ride still with your family and have a good time. Then of course we’ll skip a row and the next family will ride behind you,” Mims said.

The park opens to the public next week.

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