AUSTIN, Texas - As part of Gov. Greg Abbott's phased re-opening plan, water parks across Texas will be allowed to welcome guests this weekend.
Typhoon Texas in Pflugerville is planning to open its gates for the summer this Friday.
"We want everyone to have a safe, clean, fun experience this summer so that they can have a good time with their family," said general manager Ty Weitzel.
The water park will be operating at only 25 percent capacity, which is in keeping with Abbott's order, but Weitzel says it'll still be a great time.
"We're excited to have guests in the park. It's fresh, it's clean, it's outdoor, we've created a great environment with limited capacity," Weitzel said. "We're gonna abide by local and state officials."
In order to keep up with the limited capacity, guests will have to go to the park's website and reserve a time and date to visit.
"It's really simple. you book your date, you book your time, and you book the quantity of people that are in your party, you arrive 15 minutes before your entry into the park, and then you're allowed to come into the facility that day," Weitzel said.
Typhoon Texas has separated chairs and tables to be six feet apart, and as for waiting in line for a ride, that's a thing of the past. "You can sign up for virtual queues. You don't have to wait in line for our towers," said Weitzel.
Certain employees that have to work closer than six feet with people will be wearing masks and gloves to make sure guests and staff are safe during these unprecedented times.
"I'm excited. I think our guests are excited. I think people are ready to get out and experience the fresh clean air in a sanitized clean environment such as a waterpark," Weitzel said.
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