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How to Stay Safe at a Theme Park

Theme parks and attractions are re-opening across the country and online travel company CheapOair has…

  • August 6, 2020

Theme parks and attractions are re-opening across the country and online travel company CheapOair has a few tips to help travelers have an experience that’s not only magical but also safe.

Masks are Essential

Cloth masks are key. According to the CDC, they’re the most effective safety tool for guests in the moments where social distancing may be difficult.

A cloth face mask will keep others from spreading any germs they may unknowingly be carrying, and full compliance greatly reduces the risk of spreading. Fortunately, if guests forget masks, the bigger theme parks (and several smaller ones) have complimentary ones on hand or for purchase.

It is important to note that masks are strongly not recommended for anyone under the age of two so it may be safer for guests to leave the littlest members of their families at home.

Hand Sanitizer is Your Friend

The CDC recommends using hand sanitizer any time an interaction is made with someone outside your own party or with a foreign surface. While most parks will certainly have sanitizing stations at most entry points, concession stands, bathrooms, and attractions, it’s wise to have your own sanitizer handy at all times.

Any sanitizer used should also contain at least 60% percent alcohol to be effective in killing germs.

Take Advantage of Virtual Lines and Contactless Payments

The less shared surfaces and touch points, the better. Several theme parks, including the Happiest Place on Earth, are allowing visitors to digitally reserve ride times to reduce the amount of time guests need to physically wait on lines where it is usually more challenging to keep six feet of distance.

Additionally, contactless payment options are also extremely helpful for customers wanting to buy food, drink, or merchandise.