Noah's Ark Waterpark opening June 20 with limited capacity, pre-entry temperature checks

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Get out the swimsuits, Noah's Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells is set to open for the 2020 season on Saturday, June 20. New safety measures have been put in place for guests, including limiting capacity and pre-entry temperature checks. 

“The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members continues to be our top priority as we work to reopen in this new environment,” said General Manager Mark Whitfield. “We will continue working in step with local leaders, health experts and our industry colleagues to ensure best practices are in place at Noah’s Ark.”

The most important elements of Noah’s Ark Waterpark’s new safety measures include:

  • Limiting Capacity
  • Pre-Entry Temperature Checks
  • Face Coverings and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Social Distancing
  • Adding Sanitizing Stations
  • Enhancing Cleaning Measures
  • Educating Guests & Team Members

According to a news release, Noah’s Ark will limit capacity not only in the park, but on each pool, ride, slide, restaurant and building to ensure compliance with recommended social distancing standards. In order to accomplish this, all Guests will need to RSVP for the day they wish to visit, in addition to having a pre-purchased ticket or Season Pass. The park will only sell tickets and Season Passes online. Walk-up sales will not be available this summer.

Upon arrival at Noah’s Ark, Guests will find signage reminding all of the importance of social distancing, utilizing markers placed on the ground throughout the park, parking lots and entrance areas. All Guests and Team Members will be required to have their temperature checked before entering Noah’s Ark Waterpark, with any person exhibiting a temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit or higher (or displaying other symptoms related to COVID-19) denied entry.

Face masks will be required for all Team Members and Guests, except children under three years of age. Guests will be required to remove their masks while swimming, and on water attractions. Dozens of hand sanitizing stations have been added all around the park, and thorough cleaning will be conducted at regular intervals throughout the day at high-traffic locations. Visitors will be able to purchase masks and hand sanitizer at Noah’s Ark’s retail locations.

Guests will find plenty more places to relax, with new shade structures, lounge chairs, booths and benches added all around the Ark. These new additions will also be subject to the cleaning measures listed above.

To show appreciation for patrons’ patience and support, all 2020 Season Passes now include the 2021 Season as well. Season Passholders will get the first opportunities to experience Noah’s Ark this summer, as June 19 will be reserved for those most loyal visitors. America’s Largest Waterpark opens to the general public on Saturday, June 20. Given the disruptions and continuing adaptations this summer, some attractions may open later than June 20, or not open at all this year. The park will be open daily until Monday, September 7.

For more information on Noah’s Ark Waterpark’s plans for this summer, including the many new health and safety measures and how to plan a visit, CLICK HERE

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