Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Reopening SoCal Water Parks Poses Specific Challenges

waterpark
Photo by Ishmael Oredain
(Flickr
/
AFP)
Local community reporting is vital, so is your support.
Your donation, which powers our reporters and keep us independent, will be matched dollar for dollar today during our June Member drive.

When it comes to reopening as COVID numbers decrease, events and attractions that feature large crowds of people packed in close quarters — such as theme parks — are proving more challenging than elsewhere.

A number of local parks have already reopened, including Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, and LEGOLAND California Resort. Others, such as Raging Waters in San Dimas, are set to reopen their gates to visitors in the coming days.

Al Garcia, the director of marketing and sales for Raging Waters, said water park reopenings may look a bit different than at general theme parks.

“The biggest difference is the fact that when you are on a water attraction or a waterslide, or waiting in line for a waterslide, you're not going to be asked or required to wear a face covering,” he said. “A lot of that is due to safety reasons; you can't go in the water with a face covering on.”

Support for LAist comes from

Raging Waters will open next Saturday. Tickets are available on its website.