I love going to amusement parks. I love the crowds, the roller coasters, and even those spinning rides that make you want to throw up. I was really looking forward to taking my family to Six Flags Great Escape this summer. However, the coronavirus has changed what summer entertainment is going to look like...at least this year and maybe for many years to come.

As a season ticket holder, I've been getting updates on Great Escape's plans to reopen this year. So far they've offered season ticket holders to extend the 2020 season passes by one day in 2021 for every operating day that Great Escape is closed in 2020. Trying to make up for the lost days. In addition, Great Escape has offered more bonus free friend days where you can bring a guest for free with you to the park.

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.

The goal this summer for Great Escape is to limit the number of guests in the park on any given day through the reservation system.“The reason we are doing a reservation system is to meet state social distancing guidelines and ensure the health and safety of our guests,” said spokeswoman Jennifer Mance in The Post Star.

Currently, Great Escape hasn't announced when they will open the park for the 2020 season because it's partially up to Governor Cuomo to decide if it meets the criteria to open.

In the meantime, why not use Great Escape as your background for your next Zoom meeting for work.

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