Six Flags has announced it will reopen all of its 26 theme park locations for the summer of 2021 and will hire thousands of new staff, while taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19.
The Texas-based theme park operator had closed all its parks in mid-March last year due to the pandemic but began reopening in June 2020. By the end of the year, 20 locations were operating again.
Six Flags issued a statement on Friday confirming the move, announcing virtual hiring fairs and listing opening dates and new attractions. They also stressed the safety measures the company was adopting.
"The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary season with safety at the forefront and an impressive list of record-breaking roller coasters, thrilling rides and water attractions, innovative special events, and tasty, new culinary offerings," the statement said.
"Our guests and team members are ready for the return of fun and signature Six Flags thrills in 2021," Senior Vice President of Park Operations Bonnie Weber said.
"Last year, we set the standard for operating our parks safely, and entertained millions of guests in adherence to government, and CDC health guidelines at 21 of our 26 parks. We offered a local and outdoor entertainment venue spanning dozens to hundreds of acres where families and friends could safely spend time together."