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What to Expect with California's Great America Reopening Plan

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California's Great America Reopening Protocols

When California's Great America reopens, we want you to have an AMAZING day and feel safe when visiting, so we developed an extensive coronavirus reopening plan – new processes and enhanced procedures throughout the park to help reduce the spread of germs. We’re all in this together and by working together you can safely and confidently enjoy the thrills, giggles, and endless smiles that only California's Great America can deliver.

This page provides you with essential information for what you will need to do before you arrive at California's Great America, what you’ll see and experience when you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit—safely—when you get here.

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Plan Ahead
All guests must plan for their visit in advance before coming to the park.

Mobile App Required
At least one member of your group must have the park mobile app on their phone.

Face Coverings Required
All guests and associates will be required to wear face coverings while in the park.

Health Screenings
Health screenings and temperature checks will be required for all guests and associates.

Hand Sanitization
Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the park.

Use of Location Services
Enabling the Location Services feature in the park app allows us to send you real-time updates.

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Before You Leave Home

California's Great America will open with limited capacity in the park so you can maintain proper social distancing from other guests. To ensure that happens, you will need to plan for your visit in advance. You will also need to provide information about the current health of family and friends coming with you to the park.

You should be prepared to bring the following items with you to the park when we reopen:

  • Your Season Pass, mobile, or printed tickets.
  • A face covering for each guest. A face covering is always required except while dining at a table or bench. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape. All guests age 2 and older are required to wear a face covering.

  • Contactless payment method (other than cash) such as credit card, Apple Pay, and Android Pay. 
  • A mobile phone with the California's Great America app downloaded and "Location Services" enabled. At least one person in your group must have this, but we recommend as many guests as possible have the app downloaded to their mobile device. 
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When You Arrive

Our reopening plan calls for new arrival processes to prepare everyone for a safe and successful day at the park. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when you arrive at California's Great America: 

  1. At the California's Great America parking toll booth, we will ask you for proof of parking payment. If you do not have a parking voucher, you may pay with a cashless payment method such as a credit card, Apple Pay, or Android Pay. 
  2. As soon as you exit your vehicle, you should put on your face covering and keep it on while at the park. Stay safe! 
  3. Next, you’ll pass through a thermal screening tent where your temperature will be read. If anyone in your party has a temperature of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher, you will be directed to return home and reschedule your visit. 
  4. At the gate, our California's Great America bag policy remains in place. 
  5. At our touchless turnstiles, scan your Season Pass or Daily Ticket inside the mobile app and let the fun begin! 

For everyone’s safety, all associates working in the park must complete a health assessment and temperature check each day before reporting to work as well. We’re all in this together! 

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When You're In the Park

Reminders and Protocols
The coronavirus has created a new way of life for everyone, so you’ll see lots of reminders throughout the park to:

  • Wash your hands every 20 minutes. We have many hand sanitizer stations all through the park.  
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • A face covering is always required except while dining at a table or bench. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape. All guests age 2 and older are required to wear a face covering.

  • Maintain 6' social distance from other park guests and associates.
  • Be in the know about all things California's Great America with our mobile app. You will be able to find nearby hand sanitizer stations, restrooms, open dining locations, and available attractions and rides.
  • Use contactless forms of payment, including credit cards, Apple Pay, and Android Pay.
  • For the comfort of all guests, smoking will not be permitted inside the park.

Everyone knows restrooms can be a source of germs, so we want you to know we are following strict guidelines to help you have a safe experience. We are:

  • Sanitizing restrooms frequently throughout the day.
  • Deep cleaning restrooms at the end of each day.
  • Monitoring traffic within restrooms to allow for social distancing.

Because we’re all in this together, please make sure to wash your hands after using the restroom.

Rides and Attractions
To maintain physical distancing and avoid the spread of germs, here’s what you’ll see and experience at our rides and attractions:

  • Some areas, rides, and attractions are not conducive for social distancing and are closed for now. See the mobile app for California's Great America's open attractions. 

  • Wait lines for open rides and attractions will be marked for physical distancing.
  • Seats, restraints, headrests, and armrests will be sanitized frequently

We know delicious, fun food is a special part of the California's Great America experience and we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when enjoying our scrumptious food and beverages:

  • Some tables have been removed for social distancing.
  • Distancing is marked on the floor for wait lines.
  • All disposable products, including pre-wrapped utensils.
  • Plastic barriers between guests and associates. 
  • Contactless payments, including credit cards, Apple Pay, or Android Pay will be available for use. 

Shops, Merchandise, and Games

  • Social distancing must be maintained at all of our retail locations.   
  • It’s very important to continue wearing your face covering in these locations.  
  • Contactless payment is encouraged where possible.
  • All of our indoor entertainment and gaming locations have been closed.