New England is known for its wide variety of amusement parks, and these spots are especially popular in the summer. However, like many other businesses they are getting a delayed start to the season thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
The parks recently began announcing their summer opening dates, but with new restrictions and safety guidelines in place.
While Six Flags has yet to announce a summer opening date and Edaville Family Theme Park has opted to remain closed, Santa's Village began welcoming eager guests on July 1.
Below you will find the opening dates for three more of your favorite New England parks and what changes you can expect during your summer visit.
Canobie Lake Park | Salem, NH
Opening date: July 16
Changes: The Park will be open through Labor Day from 10:30am-6:00pm, but closed on the following dates: 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 8/31, 9/1, 9/2, 9/3.
New safety measures include capacity restrictions, social distancing policies, and temperature checks prior to entry. Guests over the age of three must wear masks unless they are currently on rides, water attractions, eating, or in a Mask Free Rest Zone. Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit.
Water Country | Portsmouth, NH
Opening date: July 18
Changes: The park will limit capacity, and visitors must make online reservations, have their temperature taken, and wear face coverings when entering the park. Masks are NOT necessary on any water ride, or while waiting in line at an attraction or walking between attractions. There will be disinfectant stations throughout the park, and visitors must follow social distancing protocols.
Story Land | Glen, NH
Opening date: July 17
Changes: Visitors will need to make online reservations, wear masks, and have their temperatures taken before entering. Social distancing is required inside the park. Some attractions will be closed to help control the number of guests in the park at any one time.