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Lagoon opens with safety precautions and restrictions after delay

Posted at 9:39 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 23:40:04-04

FARMINGTON, Utah — Lagoon Amusement Park was supposed to open in the middle of March, but State guidelines and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the opening of the park back for the first time since WWII.

On Saturday, almost two months after the season was supposed to start, they were finally able to open their gates.

“Everybody is so excited to be open today," Lagoon director of special events Julie Freed told FOX 13. "We’ve been waiting for this day, hoping for this day, preparing, and we’re just grateful for the opportunity to finally be open.”

For those heading to the park, things will look quite a bit different.

The park will be capped at 15 percent capacity every day, masks are required to enter but don’t have to be worn at all times, sanitizing stations are everywhere in the park and bright yellow dots with “6 ft” scatter the park floor.

“We are so grateful to our community leaders that have helped us get to this point,” Freed said. “Walking down the Midway, seeing all these little kids jumping for joy… It’s the best feeling we just love it.”

A reservation is required to enter the park for now, which can be made on the park's website here.

Watch the above video for more on how park goers felt on the first day back through the gates.