OKC's Frontier City To Reopen June 5

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 8:52 am
By: News 9


Frontier City will become the first Six Flags location to reopen on June 5.

Several precautions have been put in place by the park to promote safety and health.

Season pass holder Sheri Tan has been a loyal visitor for more than 20 years.

“We went every year on the first day no matter what and on the last day no matter what,” Tan said.

With the new restrictions this year, Tan had some concerns for taking her youngest children to the park.

“Some of it doesn’t make a lot of sense. I would understand if they requested people wear masks,” Tan said of the new mask requirement.

With her passes purchased since late last summer, Tan said she was worried the new reservation requirement might make it hard to get her money’s worth.

Frontier City officials explained, the staff is doing everything possible to keep the experience both enjoyable and safe.

“You’ll still recognize the park. All the great iconic rides will still be here at the park, but there is a lot of safety protocols that we’ve added in,” Frontier City General Manager Trevor Leonard said.

New rules in the park include a mask and online reservation requirement for all visitors.

However, new technology will make the health screening as quick as possible, according to Leonard.

“We’re able to check thermal temperatures for a mass crowd. We won’t be doing individuals,” Leonard said of the thermal imaging technology that will be utilized to measure temperatures.

The Six Flags app will allow visitors to place food orders at Frontier City dining locations ahead of time.

Leonard said additional staff will also be hired to clean and enforce social distancing.

Distancing of six feet is required, even while waiting in line for rides.

Rides will be distanced, with some cars closed on roller coasters.

Leonard said the rules are in place to keep staff and park visitors safe, while still having fun.

“The best thing to do is reserve early, just to make sure there’s space for you,” Leonard said.

On the park’s website there is a complete list of guidelines along with a video explaining what a 2020 visit looks like.