The company said it worked with epidemiologists to develop a reopening plan that “meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines for sanitization, hygiene, and social distancing protocols.”
The company is also taking steps to encourage social distancing on rides, in lines and seating areas and other areas around its parks.
“Our guests and team members are ready for the return of fun and signature Six Flags thrills in 2021,” Bonnie Weber, senior vice president of Park Operations, said in the release. “Last year, we set the standard for operating our parks safely, and entertained millions of guests in adherence to government, and CDC health guidelines at 21 of our 26 parks. We offered a local and outdoor entertainment venue spanning dozens to hundreds of acres where families and friends could safely spend time together.”
Weber said the company is working with state and local officials to set firm reopening dates for its parks in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mexico City and Canada.
Many of the parks are set to open in the next few weeks, though some of the water parks and parks in northern cities will open later in the Spring.
Only 4.6 million people visited the parks in the first nine months of 2020 — an 83% decrease from the 26.7 million who attended over the same period in 2019.
The company will release it’s fourth quarter and full year financial reports for 2020 on February 24.