Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Now Open!

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
May 31, 2021

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

We love to go to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor as a family! With COVID-19, we haven’t been able to visit either for the past year with the state closures here in California. Guess what? Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is now open again – as of May 15th, 2021!!! With school almost out for summer, it’s the perfect time to plan a family trip to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Right now, you need to make reservations in order to go though, so be sure to plan in advance!

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, located next door to Six Flags Magic Mountain, reopened the park to Members and Pass holders on May 15-16, and to the general public on May 22, 2021. In accordance with state and county reopening guidelines for waterparks, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will operate at reduced attendance levels utilizing the company’s new reservation system. The waterpark will also utilize the extensive safety measures employed at Six Flags Magic Mountain, including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees. The plan, developed in consultation with infectious disease experts, sets standards for executing at the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols. These procedures will be adjusted on an as-needed basis to ensure compliance with state and county recommendations.

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“As warmer temperatures return this year, we are excited to offer guests a safe, outdoor environment for fun in the sun,” said Six Flags Magic Mountain & Hurricane Harbor Park President Don McCoy. “Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a great place to enjoy some of the most thrilling water slide attractions in Southern California with friends and family.”

The park’s reopening date is subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines related to COVID-19. Detailed reopening plans include:

Park Reservations System to Control Capacity

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has established attendance caps that are in accordance with current state guidelines to allow for proper social distancing. All Members, Season Pass holders and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at Guests who need single-day tickets will be able to reserve during the purchase process.

Protocols for the safe operation of rides

  • Easy-to-identify distance markers have been added in all water slide lines.
  • Handrails will be regularly sanitized throughout the day.
  • Masks must remain on except while experiencing a slide or water attraction.


Health Screenings for Guests and Team Members

  • Contactless IR thermal imaging will be used to screen temperatures of guests and employees prior to entry.
  • Advanced security screening technology will allow for touchless bag checks.
  • Individuals will be required to acknowledge and abide by the company’s health policies, which prohibits park entry if guests have recently been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Following CDC guidelines, all guests over the age of two and all team members will be required to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth throughout their visit/workday (exceptions apply in pools and on waterpark attractions).
  • Disposable masks will be available at Guest Relations, and reusable masks will be available for purchase at in-park retail locations.


Strictly Enforced Social Distancing

  • Easy-to-identify distance markers have been added in all park entry, restroom, retail locations, and slide and dining queue lines.
  • Dining areas have been adjusted to allow ample space between seated parties.


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Extensive Sanitization and Disinfecting Protocols

    • Trained and dedicated cleaning teams have been put in place.
    • Increased sanitization and disinfecting of high touch points, including all public seating, tabletops, counters, handrails, doors, deck chairs, life jackets, tubes, rafts, and trash cans will occur frequently.
    • Restroom staff will be available to disinfect each stall and sink area on a frequent basis.
    • Multiple alcohol-based hand-sanitizer stations will be located throughout the park.
    • All work areas will be regularly sanitized and disinfected.


Sanitized Food Preparation and Service

      • Modified menus and implementation of mobile food ordering will help facilitate touchless transactions.
      • Condiments, self-serve cutlery, and napkins will be provided to guests with their meals as required.
      • Attendants will serve beverages, and guests will receive drink bottle refills in a paper cut each time they refill.


Commercial-Grade Cleaning Equipment and Supplies

  • All employees will be issued Team Member Action Packs, which will include: two reusable face masks, safety glasses, and disposable gloves.
  • Low pressure backpack sprayers will be utilized for disinfecting large areas.
  • Abundant supplies of sanitizers and disinfectants will be available.
  • Microfiber cloths will be used to sanitize surfaces.
  • Queue line supplies, fencing, and tents will be in place to promote safe social distancing.


Multi-Layered Guest and Team Member Communication

  • Frontline team members will go through extensive COVID-19 training.
  • Safety messaging and reminders will be communicated on Six Flags’ website, newsletters, and in-park announcements.
  • Distance markers and physical distance indicators will be in place.
  • International safety signage will be posted throughout the park.


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This was from a few years ago.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For nearly 60 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of guests with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit

About Six Flags Hurricane Harbor – Los Angeles

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a 22-acre waterpark located next door to Six Flags Magic Mountain, features over 1.5 million gallons of water in a tropically themed paradise. Enjoy two of the tallest full-enclosed speed slides in Southern California, a relaxing 1,300-foot river cruise, a wave pool, an interactive lagoon, and a splashy kid play area. The park operates seasonally May – September.

Be sure to follow Hurricane Harbor on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (#hurricaneharbor).

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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