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Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Announce Delayed Opening

 

Theme Park Remains Committed to the Health and Safety

of Park Guests, Team Members and Animals

 

JACKSON, N.J. — March 30, 2020  Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor have temporarily suspended operations and will open in mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the property, the safety of our guests, team members, and animals is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation, and follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.

 

For guests with prepaid tickets, the valid dates have been extended to the end of the 2020 season. For current 2020 Season Pass Holders, passes will be extended for the number of operating days the park is temporarily closed. Six Flags Great Adventure Members will receive a month for each month that the park is closed, plus a free Membership level upgrade for the rest of the 2020 Season and other bonus benefits, as applicable. For more information, please go tohttps://sixflags.com/greatadventure/coronavirus.

 

 

 

Source:  Six Flags Great Adventure

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Extension of Park Closures until at Least Mid-May Announced by Six Flags

March 30, 2020


Reduces Salaries for Management and Team Members


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that all the company’s parks will remain closed until mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter, reflecting federal and local restrictions in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The company will continue to closely monitor the evolving global health crisis and follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials as it assesses when it can reopen some or all of its parks.


The company also announced it is reducing salaries for all executive officers and team members in an effort to enhance the company’s financial flexibility while it faces the operating and financial impact of COVID-19. Effective April 6, 2020, the company is taking the following measures:


Reducing base salaries of executive officers by 25%


Reducing salaries of all full-time salaried employees, subject to state and federal minimum thresholds, by 25%


Reducing scheduled hours for full-time hourly employees by 25% to 30 hours per week


These changes allow employees to retain their existing health plan coverage at current premiums.


“The safety and well-being of our guests and team members is our most important priority,” said Mike Spanos, President and CEO. “While these actions are difficult for all of us, they will help the company weather the current crisis by reducing expenses. We decided to decrease salaries rather than implement a workforce reduction to ensure our team members have income and health benefits so that Six Flags has an experienced workforce in place when we are in a position to re-open our parks. Our hope is that these measures are only temporary and will help bridge the financial gap the company is facing, in the fairest manner possible, until we can return to normal operations.”


About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.5 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

 


Source: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
 

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You guys have to keep in mind, even if the park is allowed to open on X date, it could be pushed back due to hiring, training etc. training only started right before the closure so there are a ton of employees that still have steps to do before being sent out in the park to work.

 

Lots of behind the scenes things have to be done in order to be open and functioning :)

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I could see the theme park "possibly" opening soon, but Hurricane Harbor...I doubt it.  Who is going to ride water slides or swim in the wave pool with a mask on?  And with everyone's close proximity in these waters, I just can't see any water park or public pool venue opening until there is a vaccine/cure for COVID.  That's just my opinion, of course.

 

Now, as for the theme park, IF everyone is required to wear a mask, and IF the park takes precautions like double spacing the queues, wiping down certain rides after each run and limiting the number of riders/guests in the park, then I can see them opening in late May or early June.  Look at what's happening in Europe when the restrictions are relaxed...New COVID cases are spiking.  I think Great Adventure will be opened later than sooner, unfortunately...

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