Amusement parks welcome back fewer guests with new pandemic precautions

published 26.07.2020 16:42

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The sky-high ride was among more than 40 attractions in operation this weekend as Six Flags Entertainment Corp. reopened its La Ronde amusement park in Montreal following a months-long closure to stop the spread of COVID-19.

But the park -- and a handful of its counterparts across Canada -- are looking a lot different these days as operators unveil a slew of measures meant to keep guests safe.

When they arrive, guests are asked to don a mask and to step through a thermal imaging system that will measure body temperature and help the park weed out guests who may have COVID-19 symptoms.

While the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near Tokyo has asked guests to "scream inside your heart" and not out loud to stop the spread of COVID-19, Thevenin said guests are free to make noise as long as they are wearing a mask.

Out of 32 rides, 26 have reopened and six -- Dodgem, Storm, Air Gliders, Bumble Blast, Sky Wynder and Dream Machine -- require guests to wear a mask, said Bob Williams, the park's general manager.

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