Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water announce opening dates

ATLANTA — Six Flags Over Georgia will be opening its doors to thrill-seekers starting next week.

The longtime theme park has been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Six Flags says it will reopen on June 15, and White Water on June 29, but at a reduced capacity.

“In accordance with Governor Kemp’s most recent Executive Order, Six Flags Over Georgia will operate at reduced attendance levels for the first week of operation and the first four days at Six Flags White Water,” the theme park said in a news release.

The parks will only be open to members and season pass holders. They, and all guests will need to make a reservation HERE.

The parks will gradually increase attendance levels throughout the remainder of the year.

The parks say they are “implementing extensive new safety measures and hygiene protocols, including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees.”

“Six Flags Over Georgia and White Water are two of the most popular summertime family traditions in the Southeast, and we look forward to welcoming guests back to our beautiful parks to enjoy a safe, fun environment. The safety of our guests and team members remains our number one priority,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “We want to thank our incredible team members, elected officials and all essential workers who have supported us and our community throughout the past several months.”

Reopening plans include:

Health Screenings for Guests and Team Members

  • Contactless IR thermal imaging will be used to screen temperatures of guests and employees prior to entry;
  • Individuals will be required to acknowledge and abide by the company’s health policies, which prohibits park entry if guests have recently been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days;
  • Following CDC guidelines, 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;
  • Several mask-free zones will be located throughout the park;
  • Masks will be available at the front gate for any guest without one; and
  • Masks will not be required on waterslides, water attractions, or in pools.

Strictly Enforced Social Distancing

  • Easy to identify distance markers will be added in all park entry, ride, restroom, retail locations, and dining queue lines;
  • A limited number of complimentary lifejackets will be available upon request; however, families are encouraged to provide their own coast-guard approved lifejackets for children under 42 inches, or those who are not strong swimmers. All water park lifejackets will be sanitized after every guest use;
  • Dining areas will be adjusted to allow ample space between seated parties;
  • Guests will be allowed to ride on a tube with family/group members, but will not be allowed to share a tube with those not in their immediate party;
  • 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, and arcade games will be reconfigured or deactivated to comply with social distancing requirements;
  • Advanced security screenings will enable contactless bag checks;
  • Live performance venues and certain rides and attractions where social distancing cannot be effectively managed will be closed; and
  • 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;
  • Rides, restraints, and handrails will be cleaned continuously;
  • Team members will frequently sanitize and disinfect high-touch points, including the following:
  • Public Seating
  • Tabletops
  • Counters
  • Doors
  • Trash cans
  • Deck Chairs
  • Life Jackets
  • Tubes and Rafts
  • Restroom staff will be stationed to disinfect each stall, sink, and shower area on a frequent basis;
  • Multiple hand-washing and alcohol-based hand-sanitizer stations will be located throughout the parks; and
  • 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; and
  • Beverages will be served by attendants; any drink bottle refills will be served in a paper cup each time guests refill.

Commercial-Grade Cleaning Equipment and Supplies

  • All employees will be issued Team Member Action Packs which will include the following items: 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; and
  • 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 will be displayed on Six Flags’ website, and in newsletters;
  • Distance markers and physical distance indicators will be in place; and
  • Informational safety signage will be posted throughout the park.