The Thrill is Back – Six Flags in NE to Open with Rides This Year
Six Flags Rides are Back
It’s on! Get ready for the thrill of a roller coaster or any of your other favorite rides at Six Flags this year because more than 100 of the rides you know and love are open as of May 14 for season pass holders and the next day the general public according to masslive.com. It will be nice to feel the wind through your hair and scream on a coaster again or as my kids react, throw up your hot dog after.
What You Need to Know
There will be a lot of pent-up demand to get back on those coasters so keep in mind that even season pass holders must visit the website and book ahead online. Gov. Baker’s mandate indicates that amusement parks, theme parks, and outdoor water parks will be allowed to open at 50% capacity. Those businesses must also submit a safety plan to the Department of Public Health to ensure that they are operating safely. All indications are that Six Flags has been super about COVID-19 protocols. There will be thermal imaging checks for temperature, social distancing markers and masks will continue to be mandated throughout the park. But hey, it's OPEN! One giant step forward.
Six Flags Open Means Jobs
With Six Flags open, even at 50% capacity, that means jobs for the area. They are hiring around 3000 seasonal workers for this year. Even though the park will be at 50% capacity, they still need the staff to clean and sanitize. Pete Carmichael says in a statement reported by masslive.com “We are beyond thrilled that we can reopen our theme park with a full complement of our more than 100 rides, attractions, and unique experiences. Now more than ever families need an escape that is safe, accessible, and fun. The thrill is calling.”