SANDUSKY, Ohio — After announcing it would be reopening its gates on July 9, many had questions about what a trip to the Cedar Point would look like under the new COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. Cedar Point outlined some of the answers in its plan to reopen but on Thursday clarified in further detail what the amusement park will look like for guests this season.
Heading to the park
Due to the park’s limited capacity, to enter Cedar Point, guests will need to make a reservation through the mobile app or website, even season pass holders. An exception is made for those who book stays at Cedar Point Resorts, who will automatically have a reservation made for them for each day of their stay.
Cedar Point said it will be contacting individuals who have season passes and individuals who pre-purchased tickets about reservations soon.
Guests who arrive at the park without a reservation will not be permitted to purchase a ticket or enter the park.
Before heading to Sandusky to visit the park, guests will be required to complete a health assessment for the group they are traveling in on the mobile app. At least one person in a group will be required to have the app downloaded to their phone.
Cedar Point recommends purchasing parking passes beforehand, but it is not required. However, cash will not be accepted when paying to park and a form of contactless pay is necessary, such as a credit card, Apple Pay or Android Pay.
Entering the park
Once at the park, guests who arrive early will need to wait inside of their vehicles until their reservation time.
Guests will then be required to put on a face mask or covering before heading to the gates. Just before the gates, guests will be required to pass through a thermal screening tent to check for fever. If anyone in a group is recorded to have a temperature of 100.4°F or more, the group will be turned away and the visit will need to be rescheduled.
Those who clear the temperature check will then make their way to the gate for the usual security and bag check before scanning their tickets at the touch-free turnstiles to enter the park.
Inside the park
Cedar Point previously said that masks or face coverings will be required at all times, for both guests and staff. The park said that the masks or face coverings will be required everywhere, even on the rides.
The only time masks will not have to be worn in is the park’s “RelaxZones,” designated areas set up for those who need a short break from their face coverings, or when they are eating or drinking.
Hand sanitizer stations have been set up throughout the park and areas around the park have been marked for social distancing.
Cedar Point will make some seating and rows on rides unavailable in order to maintain social distancing and seats, restraints, hand rests and armrests will be frequently sanitized. Dining areas will also be marked for social distancing and all utensils will be disposable and prepackaged.
Guests are encouraged to use contactless pay when purchasing food, merchandise or playing games in the park.
All indoor entertainment locations at Cedar Point, as well as Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, will not reopen at this time. Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island and Snoopy Bounce will not open and Snake River Falls and the new Snake River Expedition will not open until 2021.
Cedar Point will also reopen as a smoke-free environment this season, with smoking only allowed in a designated area outside of the main gate.
Fast Lane wristbands are not available this season, but those who have already purchased them will be able to use them.
To learn more about Cedar Point’s plan to reopen, click here.