Water World reopens after contamination issue

Metro Denver's Water World.

After transforming into one of the largest COVID-19 testing centers in Colorado, Water World is returning to its original state, reopening for the summer on May 29.

This comes after the Denver-area water park was closed for all of 2020 due to COVID-19. To keep operations pandemic-friendly, Water World will be reopening at reduced capacity managed through online reservations.

“We are excited to open and grateful that our plan was reviewed and approved,” said Water World spokesperson Joann Cortéz. "As always, the safety of our guests will eclipse all other considerations."

Water World has not specified what capacity it will operate at but its website said it “anticipate(s) being able to accommodate most guests in typical conditions.”

Guests must purchase dated tickets in advance online. A “very limited” number of tickets will be available for purchase at the park ticket windows. Tickets with an expiration date in 2020 are automatically extended for use in 2021.

Season Splash Pass holders will not need reservations but there will be a daily capacity for Splash Pass admissions, updated throughout the day at waterworldcolorado.com. Splash Passes will be sold at reduced quantities.

“COVID-19 has altered our lives in many ways, and the water park experience is no exception," Cortez said. "We just ask that guests be patient as we navigate through the opening of our unique family entertainment venue."

Water World will also enhance its cleaning protocols, including disinfecting lounge chairs, picnic tables and restrooms. Guests will answer screening questions prior to entry and employees will receive daily health screenings.

Lines for attractions will be socially distanced and the single rider lines allowing solo riders to join incomplete groups will not be available this season.

Masks are required for guests ages 10 and up during arrival and exit, whenever indoors and if socially distancing cannot be maintained outdoors. Guests are not allowed to wear masks while in the water or on attractions.

According to the Water World website, the park’s operation plan has been approved by the Tri-County Health Department and Adams County.

The operation plan may be adjusted as needed throughout the season.

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