Yesterday saw news that Six Flags Hopes to Welcome Guests in a Few Weeks With New Reopening Plan, this may be very positive news to some and frightening news to others as the COVID-19 continues to divide people's opinion on how theme parks should react to this pandemic when planning to reopen.
Like I said in Poll 12, with so many factors to consider when planning a possible reopening I do not envy those people who are in charge of making these difficult decisions. Six Flags Hopes to Welcome Guests in a Few Weeks With New Reopening Plan, is particularly interesting as it somewhat pins down an approach with measures which are likely being considered by Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld when planning their reopening strategy.
The article explains that the necessary components are going to include capping attendance at 25% to begin with, limiting numbers of guests waiting in queues by painting 6ft markers on the ground to force social distancing along with the increased sanitization of rides during the day.
In addition to the measures above, Six Flags CEO Michael Spanos has also said that he is hoping to implement temperature checks at the entrances of every single park. This isn't a definite right now but seems likely based on what has been said. Those guests whose temperature doesn't fall within a certain range will not be admitted. This is the next measure we will address in our mini series of polls.
Poll 9, 10 and 11 results - When The Parks Reopen Are You Planning On Going?
Since our last poll there has been a massive increase in the votes on our set of polls which deal with, When The Parks Reopen Are You Planning On Going? If you missed any of these polls just click on the links below to read them:
I have included in the list below the links to the polls, so if you haven't voted yet, just click on CLICK HERE next to the name of the park which will take you straight to the poll.
I have also added a Poll for Six Flags Parks for you to vote on based on the current news, Six Flags Hopes to Welcome Guests in a Few Weeks With New Reopening Plan. Don't forget to share these with friends and family so they can have their say.
- Walt Disney World - CLICK HERE
- Universal Orlando - CLICK HERE
- SeaWorld - CLICK HERE
- Six Flags Parks - CLICK HERE
Poll 12 Results - Would You Be Happy To Wear A Mask If You Had To, When Visiting Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld?
This poll has only been active for 24 hours hours when I took these first set of results. You still have lots of time to vote so CLICK HERE to have your say.
So far, it is close but the NO vote is winning with 57% of Theme Park Tourist readers saying that they will not be happy to wear a mask with many of you commenting that it is will be too hot in the Florida heat, you can't due to medical reasons or you go to see the smiles on everyone's faces which is obviously impossible to do if everyone is wearing a mask.
The remaining 43% of you are very much in the whatever it takes camp, with comments from you saying just get the parks open and you will be there. It is indeed a very interesting question with a lot of very valid points of view. Still, many people are saying that parks should only open when there is a vaccine. Lots of contrasting opinions which may or may not change as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Keep voting by clicking on the link above to have your say on whether you Would You Be Happy To Wear A Mask If You Had To, When Visiting Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld?