A couple of weeks ago, Holiday World announced they would finally open to the public on June 14th. Thursday night, they revealed how guests experience at the park will be different then past seasons as they look to provide guests the fun they've come to know and love while also keeping everyone safe as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

In a press release sent late Thursday night, park officials said the Holiday World portion will open to the public on Wednesday, June 17th at 50% capacity. The three days between that date and the originally announced June 14th date will be reserved for Season Pass holders.

As for Splashin' Safari, park officials are looking to have that open no later than July 4th. In previous seasons, the water park would open the weekend after the main park.

In order to keep the park at 50% capacity, the park "will sell date-specific tickets online and officials ask that all Guests come with a ticket in hand to make sure they can enter."

How you wait in line for rides will also be different. Instead of piling into the corral, shoulder-to-shoulder with complete strangers, the park is debuting their new "InLine Reservation System." Simply pick the attraction you and your family want to ride on the Holiday World app to be places in the "queue." When your time to get in line comes up, the app will send you a notification to let you know so you can start making your way to that ride. No smartphone? Or you forgot to charge it the night before and your battery likely won't make it through the day? The park will provide you a barcoded wristband that will do the same thing.

The park will continue to provide free soft drinks and free sunscreen to guests as it always has, but they'll also be providing free hand sanitizer with the addition of 90 hand sanitizer stations around the park. Stickers will also be placed on the ground all across the park to help you maintain a proper social distance from other guests.

For more on the changes coming to the park, visit the Holiday World website.

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