SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — On the first day theme parks were permitted to reopen in California, Six Flags Magic Mountain fired up its roller coasters and began welcoming back visitors Thursday.
The park reopened for members and pass holders Thursday and Friday, and will then welcome the general public starting Saturday.
Because of coronavirus concerns, tickets and reservations are available online to California residents only.
Capacity is limited to 15% through the weekend, but will be allowed to increase to 25% on Monday, when Los Angeles County enacts loosened restrictions under the orange tier of the state's economic reopening blueprint.
Visitors are also be limited to groups 10 or fewer, and from no more than three households. No indoor dining is permitted.
Los Angeles County's other major theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood, will be reopening on April 16. Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim are set to reopen on April 30. Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park will reopen in May.