IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — Seabreeze amusement park is preparing to reopen for the first time in more than a year on Saturday, May 22. The park has protocols in place to make sure everyone is safe this summer.
Director of operations and park manager Genevieve Norris-Brown said welcoming guests back means so much this year.
“Just having everybody come back and welcome them and be outdoors and make those memories with their family since we didn’t get to do it last year I think it’s gonna be extra special,” said Norris-Brown.
To keep everyone safe, guests will have their temperature taken and answer COVID checkpoint questions before they enter the park. Seats are blocked off on certain rides to ensure distancing.
The park is following the new guidance of the CDC so those vaccinated do not need to wear a masks but those unvaccinated should still be masked and maintain social distancing. The park will not be checking for proof of vaccination.
Guests won’t have to wear a mask on the water park lounge chairs, when eating or drinking, or when on a water ride.
Norris-Brown said a huge milestone was missed due to COVID last year, but they’ll be making up for it this summer.
“We do plan on celebrating the Jack Rabbit’s 101st birthday this year, it was 100 years old last year and we weren’t able to open so we’re gonna do a celebration for the Jack Rabbit.”
Tickets should be purchased at least two weeks in advance on Seabreeze’s website.
There’s also more than 100 hand sanitizing stations throughout the park.