Six Flags Entertainment Corp. said Monday that it will reopen Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, Ill. on April 24, with a separate opening for Hurricane Harbor Chicago on May 29. The parks will reopen with reduced attendance levels using a reservation system. The news is part of the continued reopening of Six Flags parks as locations ease their COVID-19 guidelines. As of now 23 of the company’s 27 parks are open or have approval to open for the 2021 season. Last week, the company announced that two parks in California and one in Mexico would reopen on March 18. And it has previously announced that it is hiring thousands of workers in preparation for reopenings. Safety measures in place include modified food menus and mobile ordering for contactless service and increased sanitation at various parts of the park with high touch points. Walt Disney Co. has also announced park reopenings. Six Flags stock rose 2.2% in Monday premarket trading and has soared 314.5% over the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 69.8% for the last 12 months.
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