COVID-19 Health & Safety

Comprehensive Breakdown of COVID-related Safety Measures

At Water Country, the health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority.
We will strive to ensure a clean and safe work environment for our staff, suppliers and contracted partners, and a clean, safe and fun experience for our visitors. This page details the many measures being taken to protect our Guests and Team Members.

While we are committed to these enhanced standards, there remains an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and any place where people are present. Please read all information on this page to best prepare your group for a visit to Water Country.




What We're Doing to Keep You Safe

Face Coverings Face Coverings
Required face coverings for park personnel and guests where appropriate.
   
   
Hand Cleansing Hand Cleansing
Asking everyone to wash hands often with soap and water.
   
Hand Sanitizer Hand Sanitizer
Providing sanitizer stations throughout the park.
Social Distancing Social Distancing
Requiring social distance of six feet between your party and others.
   
   
Sanitizing Teams Sanitizing Teams
Performing enhanced sanitizing throughout the day on high-touch surfaces and rides.
   
Education & Training Education & Training
Enhanced staff education and training on cleanliness and safety practices. Please read and follow all posted safety signage.
   




Pre-Visit and Arrival Safety Measures

  • If you have a fever or are displaying other symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
  • All entrants will be required to wear facial coverings where appropriate if not fully vaccinated. The only exceptions are for children younger than age three.
  • Automatic sanitizer stations have been added at the entrance and throughout the park dispensing alcohol-based sanitizer per Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines.
  • Enhanced sanitizing throughout the entrance areas including a thorough daily deep cleaning of all touch points with an EPA-approved sanitizer.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance between travel parties, markers will be placed on the ground in all lines and waiting areas for the use of Guests and other entrants. Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing between Team Members and Guests or between fellow Team Members cannot be achieved.
  • Signage throughout the parking and entrance areas will remind all (Guests, Team Members, Suppliers and Contracted Partners) of the importance of following all rules during their time at Water Country.



Amusement Park Safety Measures

  • Capacity of rides and indoor facilities within Water Country will be closely monitored to ensure minimum six feet of social distancing between travel parties can be achieved.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance, markers will be placed on the ground in queue lines and waiting areas for Guest use. Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Enhanced sanitization throughout the park including a thorough daily deep cleaning of all rides and touch points with an EPA-approved sanitizer.
  • Automatic sanitizer stations have been added throughout the park, dispensing alcohol-based sanitizer per CDC guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer and facial coverings are available for purchase at park retail locations.
  • Team Members will be required to wear facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment in accordance with the CDC guidelines.
  • Guests on water rides must not wear facial coverings in compliance with water safety best practices.
  • Guests must remove their facial coverings to engage in water-related activities, to include water attractions or misting areas. Coverings may also be removed in order to eat.
  • Some attractions may be closed during this initial opening phase, or closed for the entirety of the summer, if Water Country management feels recommended social distancing and hygiene standards cannot be safely and effectively achieved.
  • Water Country reserves the right to require a Guest to leave if the Guest is (i) not properly wearing an approved face covering, (ii) using profanity, offensive or threatening language towards our Team Members or other Guests and/or (iii) violating any other Park Rules.



Food & Beverage Safety Measures

  • Prior to opening, all non-porous surfaces, high touch points (door knobs, door handles, tables, chairs, push plates, railings, light and air control switches) will be thoroughly disinfected and on a routine schedule after opening.
  • Different Entrance and Exit will be designated when possible to avoid or reduce face to face exposure.
  • Employees must wash their hands with hot water for 20 seconds and use a paper hand towel or a hand dryer to dry your hands. Ensure the restocking of soap, paper towels and sanitizer. This practice will be done at the beginning of the shift and throughout the day.
  • Sanitizers will be available in all food preparation areas and all guest service areas, (i.e. Order and Pick up points). In addition, employees will frequently sanitize all contact points.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance, markers will be placed on the ground in queue lines and waiting areas for Guest use. Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Tables and other Guest seating will be adjusted to ensure six feet of distance between all travel parties.
  • Team Members will be required to wear facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment, including gloves and face shields where appropriate. Hair restraints are required by Water Country in all kitchen areas.
  • Guests may remove their facial coverings to eat and drink.
  • Grab & Go is permissible only if the items are individually packed with appropriate label and bottled drinks. 
  • Self-serve food, condiments and topping stations have been discontinued. Pre-portioned condiments and toppings (filled from bulk dispensers behind the counter) will be handed to the guest with the food order upon request.
  • Self-serve soda fountain refill stations will not be used. Team Members will fill and serve all drinks for Guests.
  • Soda/ICEE Souvenir Cup refills will be served over the counter by an attendant using paper cups.
  • Individually wrapped cutlery forks and spoons will be handed by a cashier as necessary.
  • Napkins will still be available from the no-touch dispensers.
  • We strongly recommend Guests utilize contact-less payment for all food and retail items.



Retail Safety Measures

  • Prior to opening, all non-porous surfaces, high touch points (door knobs, door handles, push plates, railings, light and air control switches) will be thoroughly disinfected and on a routine schedule after opening.
  • All Guests and Team Members will be required to wear facial coverings in accordance with the CDC guidelines. The only exceptions are for children younger than age three.
  • Facial coverings and hand sanitizer will be available for purchase them at park retail locations.
  • Automatic sanitizer stations have been added at retail locations and throughout the park, dispensing alcohol-based sanitizer per Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance between travel parties, markers will be placed on the ground in all lines and waiting areas for the use of Guests and other entrants. Store layouts have been adjusted, and Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing between Team Members and Guests or between fellow Team Members cannot be achieved.
  • Signage throughout the park will remind all (Guests, Team Members, Suppliers and Contracted Partners) of the importance of following all rules during their time at Water Country.
  • All sales are final.



Working Together to Avoid COVID-19

The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority. In these unprecedented times, we have implemented enhanced health and safety measures to help protect everyone. But we can't do it alone. We are counting on everyone's efforts to do their part by cooperating with these new measures that are designed to keep every person visiting and/or working at Water Country healthy and safe.

Guest Responsibilities

  • Wear facial coverings per CDC guidelines.
  • Submit to temperature check upon arrival.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Maintain six feet of social distance from others not in your travel party.

Guests should familiarize themselves with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and evaluate their risk in determining whether they should visit our facility. If you or a member of your household are ill or think you may be getting ill, or you have been in contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19, please postpone your visit until you are well.

By visiting our facility, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.