The heat is on already here in May — high temperatures are expected to push past 90 this weekend through Memorial Day.
There’s good news — a place you can cool off has the go ahead to open, with a few coronavirus conditions.
Island H20 Live! waterpark adjacent to the Margaritaville resort on west U.S. Highway 192 near State Road 429 announced Thursday it will reopen on select days beginning Saturday after submitting its required reopening plan to the State of Florida that includes proposed guidelines to ensure guest and staff safety.
The park will open for the Memorial Day weekend (Saturday through Monday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase admission tickets online prior to arriving at the park to minimize interactions during the park entry experience. The website also shows what days the park will tentatively be open in June.
The number of guests admitted each day is limited, and they will be screened for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms. Guests are guided by signs and announcements to stay at least six feet from others and limit interactions with those who are not in their party. Visual cues are provided with ground markers to assist guests with social distancing practices while in line at the park entrance, attractions, restrooms, food service locations and more. Deck layouts are modified to ensure distancing in all lounging and dining areas. Acrylic barriers have been put in place at food and merchandise locations to limit exposure.
According to its website, the water in all attractions at Island H2O Water Park is double treated with chlorination and ultraviolet light to maintain the healthiest water conditions.