water parks reopen

Aquatica, the water park located next to SeaWorld, will be the first water park in San Antonio to reopen on June 6th.  This decision was made after Governor Greg Abbott announced that water parks could begin operations starting Friday.

As per coronavirus health and safety measures issued by the CDC, the park will open at 25% capacity from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, June 6th. Click here to see Aquatica’s hours of operation moving forward.

Aquatica reopening its doors comes at a perfect time as the summer season begins. Since the park will reopen, park officials have released the following statement about health and safety protocols:

“The park’s team of health and safety professionals has spent the last two months making sure the park is ready by working diligently alongside health officials, local and state governments, and attraction industry leaders to make its already exemplary sanitation and cleanliness standards even stronger”

SeaWorld’s Aquatica in San Antonio is not the only park that has plans to reopen in time for summer. Other San Antonio-area water parks are also attempting to reopen at limited capacity.  Schlitterbahn officials report that the New Braunfels water park will open mid-June. Additionally, Splashtown officials are optimistic that they will also be able to reopen in the next several weeks. 

Aquatica in San Antonio is one of the many businesses that was forced to close down to the coronavirus pandemic. The aquatic entertainment center furloughed 90% of its employees because they had to close its 12 theme park locations across the nation in March. While Aquatica is reopening,  theme parks are still not allowed to open, according to Governor Abbott’s guidelines.

For more information, check out our guide to San Antonio Splash Pads and Water Parks.