Roaring Springs Announces May Opening Day; Wahooz to Re-Open
Last week, we told you that our friends at Roaring Springs have been working tirelessly on a plan that would allow them to bring some much summer fun to the Treasure Valley. If your family is looking forward to time at the park, here's the news you've been waiting for.
Our friend Tiffany at Roaring Springs sent over some updated details on the 2020 season. Governor Little has added waterparks to Stage 3 of his Idaho Rebounds plan. If conditions allow, Stage 3 will begin on May 30 and Roaring Springs plans to open the same day.
As expected, they've added more details about the safety protocols originally outlined in a letter from their CEO Patrick Morandi. In the original letter, it was expressed that staff will be required to wear facemasks and that guests were encouraged to do the same. After getting questions about how that could pose a drowning danger, they've clarified that lifeguards will NOT wear masks while guarding pools and that NO masks will be allowed in the water or on rides.
Others of you questioned how social distancing could be maintained in areas like the Wave Pool and Endless River. Staff will limit the capacity of those attractions to 50% as well as at Leisure Lagoon and Bearfoot Bay.
Roaring Springs also offers guests an extra layer of protection thanks to UV filters that reach every drop of water in the park. Installed in 2018, these filters are meant to disrupt the genetic material of things like viruses. That kills or inactivates viruses completely.
You can read the full release from Roaring Springs by clicking HERE. For season pass holders not comfortable visiting the park in 2020, there are many options available for you through their "Peace of Mind" plan.
OPENING DAY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS OR WEATHER.
Next door at Wahooz, they're preparing to open outdoor attractions like mini golf and go-carts on May 18. Pinz is also scheduled to reopen that day, with the rest of the attractions re-opening May 30.
In addition to safety measures like temperature checks of employees and guests, additional hand-sanitizing stations and facemask requirements for employees (suggested for guests as well,) Wahooz plans to control crowds by taking online reservations for four-hour outdoor play sessions and 90 minute bowling sessions. Read their full plan HERE.