Thursday, April 18, 2024

Daytona Lagoon plans reopening pending local approval

Daytona Lagoon will soon be welcoming guests in Daytona Beach, FL. Local officials approved reopening plans. The city of Daytona Beach and Volusia County reviewed Daytona Lagoon’s reopening plan and endorsed it prior to Memorial Day.

“We are very thankful to all officials who have worked with us to endorse our reopening plan to keep guests healthy. We are committed to a safe visit for everyone,” says Tyler Currie, General Manager.

The reopening plans now await Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for final approval. He has stated he wants to see theme parks reopen once they submitted plans for keeping employees and guests protected from the coronavirus.  Daytona Lagoon is a local and regional water park and family entertainment center that is following the governor’s request.

Daytona Lagoon is implementing additional facility-wide improvements to its already stringent health and hygienic focused operating procedures in anticipation of reopening after the Covid-19 temporary closure.  To prepare, we have undergone a review of our entire operation, from individual attractions to the type of cleaning products, capacity restraints for social distancing measures to the specific location of readily available hand sanitizer.    

**The regional family park’s studied approach, pursuant to evolving government requirements, will include, but not be limited to:  

**Limited capacities by way of social distancing measures per CDC guidelines

**Providing masks to all team members with a requirement to wear them while on duty

**Temperature checks and health screenings for all team members, sending home those with signs of symptoms

**Sanitizer stations for guest use throughout the facility

**Added staff dedicated to sterilization procedures during operating hours

**Continual sanitization of games and attraction high touch points

**Modifications to food and beverage procedures and offerings

**Sun-bathing lounge chairs and dining seating spread out for distancing measures

Daytona Lagoon is also encouraging guests to take precautions before and while visiting to protect themselves and others.  These include checking the website for updates before arrival, staying home if feeling sick, keep distance from other groups, washing hands frequently for 20 seconds, following team member and park instructions, and utilizing the marked hand sanitizing stations located throughout the facility.  “The additional best practices put health and wellness first, and that is maximized as a shared responsibility,” says Currie.

 Updates on a re-opening date and further information can be found on Daytona Lagoon’s website, and by following Daytona Lagoon on social media.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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