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Holiday World announces opening plans

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SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Holiday World plans to open to the public with 50% capacity on June 17, with some earlier days reserved for season passholders. The park will sell date-specific tickets online that will need to be taken to the part for admittance. 

“We want to make sure everyone who shows up gets to enter the park,” says Park President Matt Eckert. “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.” 

The phased-in plan calls for Holiday World to open first, with Splashin’ Safari’s opening coming 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,” adds Eckert. 

Park guests will be asked to use Holiday World’s new virtual queuing system, inLine Reservation System. Guests will be asked to enter the queue via their phones, then return to wait in a 5-15 minute line. Those who choose not use phones will be able to use a barcoded wristband. 

Other changes at the park include ground decals for help with social distancing, limited indoor seating at restaurants and properly distanced seating in outside dining areas. The park has also added 90 hand “Santatizer” stations and have increased sanitation procedures for high-touch areas.