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Holiday World announces reopening plans for this summer

by Brittani Tuttle

Holiday World has announced that it will reopen to the public on June 17, 2020, with specific protocols in place to keep guests safe.

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The theme park will reopen initially with 50 percent capacity, and offer reserved days for Season Passholders. Instead of reservations, the park will offer date-specific tickets online.

“We want to make sure everyone who shows up gets to enter the park,” said Matt Eckert, park president. “While we know some complexities are going to be necessary, we want to try to keep this process as simple as possible. If you have a Season Pass or a ticket with the date on it, you’re all set to come enjoy the parks. It’s that simple.”

As part of the phased reopening plan, Holiday World will open first, then Splashin’ Safari will open no later than July 4.

“It’s important that we open slowly and safely, so we want to make sure we have Holiday World operations finely tuned when we open Splashin’ Safari,” said Eckert.

This summer, guests will have to use the inLine Reservation System, the new virtual queuing system for Holiday World. Guests enter the queue from their smartphone, then return and wait just 5-15 minutes in a physical queue. Those who don’t have smartphones or choose not to use their smartphones will be able to use a barcoded wristband.

The park will also make smaller changes to their daily operations, including adding 90 hand sanitizer stations, increasing sanitation procedure frequency, and addition sanitation processes for high-touch areas like attractions.

In addition to planning for its summer opening, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari have also added three operating days in August.

To learn more about Holiday World and to plan your visit for when it reopens, head to HolidayWorld.com.

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