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Postby coasterfanatic on July 30th, 2020, 9:02 pm
That’s what I mean by state approval. Water parks were allowed to open in Phase 4. Amusement parks are not allowed til Phase 5. So if they want to open in Phase 4, then need state approval. Businesses opened once they were allowed too if they were included in that Phase reopening.

So yes, indoor dining (at 25%) is allowed in Phase 4. So they don’t need approval once we hit Phase 4. But amusement parks aren’t allowed til Phase 5. Thus they’d need approval to open before we get to Phase 5.


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Postby anewman35 on July 30th, 2020, 9:29 pm
coasterfanatic wrote:That’s what I mean by state approval. Water parks were allowed to open in Phase 4. Amusement parks are not allowed til Phase 5. So if they want to open in Phase 4, then need state approval. Businesses opened once they were allowed too if they were included in that Phase reopening.

So yes, indoor dining (at 25%) is allowed in Phase 4. So they don’t need approval once we hit Phase 4. But amusement parks aren’t allowed til Phase 5. Thus they’d need approval to open before we get to Phase 5.


But if they have no rides open... Are they an amusement park? Put in a small petting zoo. Keep one waterslide open. Put in some pretty landscaping. There, they're a combination water park/zoo/botanic garden. Phase 4, no problem.
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Postby coasterfanatic on July 30th, 2020, 9:35 pm
anewman35 wrote:
coasterfanatic wrote:That’s what I mean by state approval. Water parks were allowed to open in Phase 4. Amusement parks are not allowed til Phase 5. So if they want to open in Phase 4, then need state approval. Businesses opened once they were allowed too if they were included in that Phase reopening.

So yes, indoor dining (at 25%) is allowed in Phase 4. So they don’t need approval once we hit Phase 4. But amusement parks aren’t allowed til Phase 5. Thus they’d need approval to open before we get to Phase 5.


But if they have no rides open... Are they an amusement park? Put in a small petting zoo. Keep one waterslide open. Put in some pretty landscaping. There, they're a combination water park/zoo/botanic garden. Phase 4, no problem.
I doubt that would fly.


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Postby JT2002 on July 30th, 2020, 9:48 pm
anewman35 wrote:
coasterfanatic wrote:That’s what I mean by state approval. Water parks were allowed to open in Phase 4. Amusement parks are not allowed til Phase 5. So if they want to open in Phase 4, then need state approval. Businesses opened once they were allowed too if they were included in that Phase reopening.

So yes, indoor dining (at 25%) is allowed in Phase 4. So they don’t need approval once we hit Phase 4. But amusement parks aren’t allowed til Phase 5. Thus they’d need approval to open before we get to Phase 5.


But if they have no rides open... Are they an amusement park? Put in a small petting zoo. Keep one waterslide open. Put in some pretty landscaping. There, they're a combination water park/zoo/botanic garden. Phase 4, no problem.

I doubt they'd do that because I don't think people would come. They're not filling the waterpark even at reduced capacity so I don't think they'll open the park to let like 100 people mill around and probably not buy much. Talks with the state have been hush hush if anything but management is liking to put up "potential" opening dates and push them back if necessary; rn that's the 10th.
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Postby JT2002 on July 30th, 2020, 9:49 pm
coasterfanatic wrote:They can’t open until the state gives them approval.

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Woah, I totally forgot about that! Thank u for the reminder
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Postby anewman35 on July 30th, 2020, 10:00 pm
I agree that they're not going to do it. I just don't think the state would be able to make a plausible argument that botanic gardens, zoos, water parks, baseball games (the state allows them, and they're doing it in Rosemont, it's Chicago that won't), indoor malls, and indoor museums are fine, but an outdoor place that fits every requirement for any of those places (including no rides) isn't.

But equally silly is the idea the park is keeps setting dates a few weeks in the future as some sort of realistic target (not saying it's not happening, just that it's silly that they'd be doing it). Cases are up again and I think we're a lot more likely to slide back to phase 3 than to move to allowing Theme Parks to open.
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Postby coasterfanatic on July 30th, 2020, 10:03 pm
anewman35 wrote:I agree that they're not going to do it. I just don't think the state would be able to make a plausible argument that botanic gardens, zoos, water parks, baseball games (the state allows them, and they're doing it in Rosemont, it's Chicago that won't), indoor malls, and indoor museums are fine, but an outdoor place that fits every requirement for any of those places (including no rides) isn't.

But equally silly is the idea the park is keeps setting dates a few weeks in the future as some sort of realistic target (not saying it's not happening, just that it's silly that they'd be doing it). Cases are up again and I think we're a lot more likely to slide back to phase 3 than to move to allowing Theme Parks to open.
Agreed! I’ve heard some grumbling that they some team members that they had working to prepare park for a potential opening are now being told to go home, which would indicate that they are starting to have doubts again.

We shall see. The CEO said they are still planning on doing FF and HITP this year across the chain so anything can happen if things improve in the fall.


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Postby got2havefun on August 4th, 2020, 3:39 pm
JT2002 wrote:
anewman35 wrote:
coasterfanatic wrote:That’s what I mean by state approval. Water parks were allowed to open in Phase 4. Amusement parks are not allowed til Phase 5. So if they want to open in Phase 4, then need state approval. Businesses opened once they were allowed too if they were included in that Phase reopening.

So yes, indoor dining (at 25%) is allowed in Phase 4. So they don’t need approval once we hit Phase 4. But amusement parks aren’t allowed til Phase 5. Thus they’d need approval to open before we get to Phase 5.


But if they have no rides open... Are they an amusement park? Put in a small petting zoo. Keep one waterslide open. Put in some pretty landscaping. There, they're a combination water park/zoo/botanic garden. Phase 4, no problem.

I doubt they'd do that because I don't think people would come. They're not filling the waterpark even at reduced capacity so I don't think they'll open the park to let like 100 people mill around and probably not buy much. Talks with the state have been hush hush if anything but management is liking to put up "potential" opening dates and push them back if necessary; rn that's the 10th.


still aiming for 10th or did it get punted further?
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Postby coasterfanatic on August 4th, 2020, 4:54 pm
got2havefun wrote:still aiming for 10th or did it get punted further?


The park has given no indication that it will open on the 10th as many employees who were working on dry park have been sent home. Nor has there been any indication that the state will allow them to reopen especially with the increase in cases statewide! I believe they said that the Lake County region has a higher rate of infection than the city of Chicago.


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Postby JT2002 on August 4th, 2020, 10:02 pm
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still aiming for 10th or did it get punted further?

Punted further. Not sure if anyone has been sent home. Parking lot has been a bit lighter but hard to tell, haven't heard anything like that.
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