If you haven’t heard yet there is some exciting news for Lake George lovers and others in the state! The Governor has announced that amusement parks, indoor family entertainment centers, and camps can all open at limited capacities in the upcoming months.
Family entertainment centers can open at 25% capacity on March 26, outdoor amusement parks at 33% capacity on April 9, and day and overnight camps can begin to prepare for summer openings; we can expect more details on summer camps from the Department of Health in the upcoming weeks.
All facilities are required to submit reopening plans with health protocols to the local health department. Not surprisingly, face coverings and social distancing will be required of all customers and staff, and customers will undergo a health screening including a temperature check prior to entry.
“In New York, we base our decisions on the science and data and adjust as the virus adjusts,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “With continued decreases in the infection and hospitalization rates, we have been able to take steps toward beginning our post-COVID recovery.”
Additional guidelines have been specified, including the cleaning and disinfecting of high-tough areas and ventilation standards. And, tickets should be sold in advance and entry/exit and waiting times should be staggered to avoid congestion.
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor here in the Lake George region is one major amusement park that did not open at all for the 2020 season. According to their website, 2021 tickets will be available online in the spring. We look forward to the (safe) reopening of this and many other attractions!