Six Flags America reopening on Saturday

WTOP's Michelle Basch on what to expect at Six Flags America in 2021

Six Flags America is reopening for its 22nd season on Saturday.

The park will be open every weekend through Memorial Day, as well as every day from March 31 to April 5 for spring break, according to a statement. Reservations will be required.

Six Flags said it worked “in partnership with its epidemiologist consultants to create a safe experience that meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines,” with park attendance monitored and capped at 40%.

There will also be some changes as the park reopens:

  • Staff and guests, aged 2 and older, will be required to wear face masks.
  • Bathrooms, dining areas, handrails and rides will be cleaned regularly.
  • Hand sanitizer will also be available throughout the park.

Park officials told WTOP in February its overflow parking lot off Central Avenue will continue to operate as the state’s mass coronavirus vaccine site as it reopens and will not conflict with guests coming to the park.

The release said that guests can enjoy 10 different roller coasters, two family sections and a water park, which will open later in the season.

“The 2021 season will offer more opportunities than ever for families to get out and make memories together in a safe, outdoor environment,” Six Flags said.

The park is partnering with Capital Area Food Bank for its “Get Out & Give Back” program, which invites park guests to donate nonperishable food for families in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Guests who bring at least six food items will be eligible for discounted admission to the park throughout every weekend in March. And $1 will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank when guests buy a “Get Out & Give Back” ticket.

Six Flags also encourages guests to donate by rounding up their transactions in the park.

Hannah Parker

Hannah Parker is a writer and editor for WTOP. She is most interested in covering social issues in the D.C. area and is always looking for news tips and story ideas.

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