Amusement parks across New England are getting a delayed start this season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The parks are beginning to announce opening dates this summer, but with strict health and safety guidelines in place.
Ahead, find out when your favorite New England park is opening and how your experience will change due to the global health crisis.
Address: 1623 Main St., Agawam
Opening date: To be announced
Changes: Visitors will need to make an online reservation, wear a face mask, undergo a temperature check, follow strict social distancing guidelines, and more.
Address: 528 Presidential Highway, Jefferson, N.H.
Opening date: July 1
Changes: The park will limit capacity, require reservations and face masks, conduct health screenings, and implement social distancing measures.
Address: 85 N. Policy St., Salem, N.H.
Opening date: July 16
Changes: Park officials said more information will be posted soon about new policies and procedures. Visitors should keep an eye on the park’s website and Facebook pages for details such as park information, ticketing, and available attractions.
Address: 2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, N.H.
Opening date: July 18
Changes: The park will limit capacity, and visitors must make online reservations, have their temperature taken, and wear face coverings when entering the park. Face coverings are not allowed on any attraction or pool, and they’re not necessary while waiting in line at an attraction or walking between attractions. There will be disinfectant stations throughout the park, and visitors must follow social distancing signs.
Address: 850 N.H. Route 16, Glen, N.H.
Opening date: July 22
Changes: Visitors will need to make online reservations, wear masks, have their temperatures taken, and social distance inside the park. The park will not offer its “After 3” program this season, which previously gave visitors who paid full admission during the last three hours of the day a free pass good for the next day or another day during the season.
Address: 5 Pine St., Carver
Opening date: The park will be completely closed this summer, according to park officials, who posted on social media that they hope the park will open around Thanksgiving in time for its Christmas Festival of Lights.
Changes: To be announced