The mountain-top theme park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, today received approval on its plans from state and local governments. Changes in operation include reduced capacity, online reservations for specific arrival times, social distancing, additional hand-sanitizing stations and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (June 5, 2020)
Today, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park received approval from state and local officials to reopen with new COVID-19 safety procedures in place. The mountain-top theme park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, opens to the public on Monday, June 8, 2020, after being closed for nearly 3 months.
“It’s important for us to meet or exceed the guidelines set forth by local, regional, state and federal agencies for operating in a COVID-19 environment,” Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park co-owner Steve Beckley explained. “Our leadership team and managers have worked diligently to develop and implement plans that allow us to do so. Simply put, we’re doing everything we can to keep our guests and employees as safe as possible while still providing the Colorado-style hospitality and entertainment that they love. We ask that our guests do their part as well by staying home if they’re sick and adhering to our new protocols.”
There are many changes that guests will notice on their first visits. For everyone’s safety, park employees and guests are required to wear face coverings. Guests will need to follow the city and county guidelines at the time of their visit. Employees receive daily health screenings and enhanced training. Touchless transactions are used whenever possible. Plexiglass sneeze guards at registers, additional hand-sanitizing stations and social distancing markers have been installed. Employees are cleaning and disinfecting common touchpoints throughout the property frequently.
Beckley added, “The most noticeable and important change is reduced capacity. We control the flow of people into the park with a limited number arriving at reserved entry times. The park covers 10 acres, so there is plenty of room for people to spread out and enjoy their visit without feeling crowded. Our fresh mountain air and breathtaking views are a welcome relief for those who’ve spent so much time sheltered in place these past few months.”
- Guests must make online reservations for a 1-hour time slot of entry. For example, if they purchase a 9 – 10 a.m. time slot, they must arrive within that timeframe or their ticket will not be valid.
- During the purchase process, they will be asked to sign an online wavier for touch-free entry. On arrival, they will be given a wrist band that they can self-apply.
- Gondola cabins will be cleaned frequently and limited to social groups or individuals.
- Day users may not leave and return, so they should bring everything they need. There are lockers available to store belongings, and essential items like bottled water, lip balms, hats, sunglasses and snacks are available for purchase. Free sunscreen is available as well.
- Annual Pass Holders do not need to make reservations and may leave and return. Their expiration dates are automatically extended by the period of time the park was closed.
- All music and events are cancelled through June. Information about future events will be available at GlenwoodCaverns.com and Facebook.com/GlenwoodCaverns.
A new outdoor dining option, the Sausage Station grill, enhances social distancing. It’s located at the entrance to the covered tent in the plaza for bratwursts, kielbasa, sauerkraut, chips and cold drinks. The Snack Shack in the plaza continues to offer quick, casual, on-the-go dining and snacks including hot dogs, pizza, nachos, bratwursts and pretzels, and cold treats such as sno-cones, Icees, soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, soft drinks, beer, White Claw seltzers and canned cocktails. The Popcorn Wagon has been relocated near the Haunted Mine Drop and serves popcorn, cotton candy, bottled drinks and beer. Picnic tables spread throughout the park provide guests lots of places to rest and enjoy their food.
Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is America’s only mountain-top theme park. More information is available at GlenwoodCaverns.com.
About Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind mountain-top adventure. The Adventure Park features a gondola ride, walking and wild tours of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, dining, and year-round attractions including the new Haunted Mine Drop, Alpine Coaster, 4D Motion Theater and Laser Tag Arena. Seasonal offerings include the Giant Canyon Swing, Glenwood Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, Wild West Express family coaster, a climbing wall, gemstone sluice box mining, a Ferris wheel ride and a holiday light display. Ideal setting for small groups and birthday parties. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park operates the new Iron Mountain Hot Springs now open on the bank of the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs.