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Silver Dollar City is opening for the season nearly three months after the coronavirus pandemic postponed the theme park's spring launch.
The Branson attraction is slated to open under occupancy restrictions to season pass holders June 13-14, followed by all guests on June 15, according to a news release. The theme park's opening this year has been postponed multiple times from the original March 17 date.
"We’ve spent months planning and preparing to open within the health and safety guidance from our industry and governmental experts," Silver Dollar City President Brad Thomas said in the release. "Families are facing many challenges today, and we are excited to welcome them to create new and exciting memories."
Silver Dollar City spokesperson Lisa Rau could not be reached for comment by deadline on how many people would be allowed in the theme park at any given time.
Additionally, park officials are requiring visitors to make reservations, undergo a temperature scan and wear face masks, among other safety measures, according to the release.
The new $23 million Mystic River Falls attraction is slated to open later this summer at Silver Dollar City. Rivertown Smokehouse, a $4 million restaurant, is scheduled to open along with the park June 13-15.
Silver Dollar City Attractions also set June 15-16 for season pass holders and June 17 for all guests to reopen White Water. Additionally, the Showboat Branson Belle is slated to reopen June 20, according to the release.
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