What will the summer look like without amusement parks, water parks, and other fun-plex type places open for the summer season? Well, the good news is that an announcement today from Six Flags Great Escape seems to be a step in the right direction.

Although the Great Escape Amusement Park and Hurricane Harbor Water Park in Lake George don't have an opening date yet, the Great Escape Lodge does. June 26 the Great Escape Lodge will re-open with new guidelines due to the coronavirus.

"The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge is fully prepared to welcome our guests back as we introduce new hygiene and sanitization procedures to make a safer experience for everyone, says Six Flags Great Escape Lodge General Manager Jeff Bartone, The health and safety of our guests, team members, and community remains our top priority."

The lodge will initially open with limited capacity. The hotel will have new social distancing and cleaning measures. In addition, all staff and guests will be expected to wear masks. There will also be deep-cleaning of rooms, common areas, and even the key cards that are used by guests.

With the new rules on outdoor dining announced this week, Johnny Rockets will once again start serving hamburgers and shakes on June 12 with plenty of outdoor seating.  At this time, the indoor waterpark at the Great Escape Lodge will remain closed.

Recently, Six Flags who owns Great Escape and 12 other parks around the country, announced that when the parks are allowed to open there will be a reservation system for guests. Every guest, season ticket holder, or the general public, will have to make a reservation for the day they want to visit the park. The reservation will be made online through the Great Escape website. The reservation system isn't up on the site yet because there's no word on when the park will actually open for the 2020 season.

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