Theme parks in the United States will have to change and adapt to a host of issues once they reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
These range from reduced attendance to newly-instituted safety measures and increased social distancing.
Changes at Asian theme parks will likely serve as a guide for the US as Disney, Universal, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Legoland begin reopening their gates following the COVID-19 pandemic.
SOME PARKS MAY ALSO REQUIRE VISITORS AND EMPLOYEES TO WEAR MASKS
Let’s take a closer look at 9 changes we may see at US theme parks when they reopen after the coronavirus outbreak.
DISNEY COULD ROLL OUT VIRTUAL QUEUES FOR MORE ATTRACTIONS
Virtual queues help reduce lines and control crowding — two key theme park goals in the post-COVID-19 world.
Disney has successfully used virtual queues for the Rise of the Resistance attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. The Batuu West version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge briefly had a virtual queue for the entire land.
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In This Article…
- Phased reopening
- Health and safety measures
- Virtual ticketing and payments
- Reduced theme park attendance
- Virtual queues
- Reduced capacity
- Ride safety
- Suspend shows
- Restaurant regulations