Kings Island and Cedar Point Announce 2020 Reopening Dates
Cedar Fair has announced Kings Island and Cedar Point will re-open starting in July with new guidelines for visitors and employees.
Kings Island and Cedar Point have put stringent health, safety, and hygiene protocols in place to allow a safe re-opening. Kings Island will open first to those with season passes on Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 11. Park officials say there will be limited capacity and operating hours. Starting Sunday, July 12, everyone, including season passholders and those with tickets, will be admitted.
- Park Open to Season Passholders: July 2 – 11
- Park Open to everyone, including Passholders and Daily Ticketholders beginning Sunday, July 12.
- July 9 – 10: park open to 2020 Cedar Point Season, Gold and Platinum Passholders only
- Beginning July 11: park open to Cedar Point Resorts guests and 2020 Cedar Point Season, Gold and Platinum Passholders
- Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers and Lighthouse Point RV sites will be open June 12 – 27, prior to Cedar Point’s opening.
“We are ready to welcome our guests back to Kings Island for some long-overdue fun,” said Mike Koontz, General Manager of Kings Island. “The safety of our guests and associates has always been and will always be our top priority. The park’s new health and safety protocols align with CDC recommendations, and have been shaped by information from company and industry health and safety experts, along with our state and local government officials.”
“The safety of all of our guests and associates has always been, and will always be our top priority. We’re looking forward to returning to summertime fun in a safe and healthy manner,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “We’ve implemented new safety protocols throughout the property that align with the recommendations of health and safety experts. With that guidance, we’re ready and excited to welcome our guests and associates back to Cedar Point.”
New protocols to create a safe and clean environment include:
- A new online reservation system; each guest is required to have a reservation prior to their visit to enable capacity management;
- A requirement to complete a pre-visit health screening declaration 24 hours prior to admission;
- A touchless temperature screening prior to entering the facility for both guests and associates;
- Requirements for all guests, associates and vendors to wear masks as directed by the protocols
- Social distancing markers throughout the park, including ride queue lines;
- Limited guest/associate contact;
- Enhanced cleaning procedures, including additional deep cleaning and sanitization of restrooms, dining facilities and other busy areas;
- Additional hand sanitization stations; and
- Capacity management throughout the park.
Here’s the complete list of safety protocols at Kings Island.
Here’s the list for Cedar Point.
Both Cedar Point and Kings Island will be sending emails to passholders, inviting them to begin making reservations. Only passholders will be able to make reservations for at least the first week; daily ticket reservations will open within the next two weeks. An opening date for Kings Island’s Soak City water park is still to be determined. No mention was made of Cedar Point Shores.
All guests are asked to download Kings Island’s free mobile app and the Cedar Point mobile app to make a reservation and facilitate their park visit. 2020 Season Passes and add-ons have been extended to through 2021.
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