SANTA CLARA (KPIX) — California’s Nice America within the South Bay is about to reopen this weekend for the primary time because the common amusement park shut down 15 months in the past.
The 112-acre park formally welcomes thrill-seekers again beginning Saturday morning. KPIX obtained a tour of the park grounds and an outline of the adjustments.
“It has been a wild trip, however we’re so excited to be opening tomorrow,” mentioned park common supervisor Barb Granter.
The park had introduced its deliberate Could 22 reopening back in February.
However Nice America can have various COVID protocols in place. Park capability is restricted, face coverings are required within the park and tickets have to be reserved on-line earlier than coming, along with many different security measures.
The Nice America staff has put in lots of work for visitors to have enjoyable whereas staying secure.
“It’s attention-grabbing to open after a complete 12 months of being down, as a result of folks generally is a little rusty at what they do,” mentioned Granter. “This staff is completely wonderful. They’re able to go tomorrow.”
Whereas Nice America opens Saturday, its South Bay Shores waterpark received’t open till June fifth. The attraction will characteristic its new Pacific Surge slide.
Sanitation stations have been arrange all through the park and each different seat on some rides might be empty for COVID security.
“I imply we’re all excited. I do know folks like to eat,” mentioned park Govt Chef
Erick Ponce. “I do know folks have been locked indoors for over a 12 months. So, what’s the subsequent neatest thing? They need to eat.”
There are many new meals objects out there at Sierra Creek Lodge and different spots within the park. Guests will discover different adjustments there too.
“We form of do the issues which have already been confirmed so far as social distancing; place markers, face masks, plexiglass,” defined Meals and Beverage Director Margo Powers. “After which ensuring our associates know precisely what to do and what to say to maintain our visitors secure and blissful.”
Secure and blissful or, because the park’s govt chef says, candy and savory
“We’ll be that includes lots of savory new funnel desserts this 12 months,” mentioned Ponce.
Further data on park security protocols and the best way to make reservations on-line can be found at the California’s Great America website.