By Lisa Kohlbrenner

DENVER (CBS4) – Elitch Gardens Amusement Park reopened to the public on Saturday. The theme park did not open last season due to pandemic restrictions.

Now, Elitch is allowed to operate at 43% of overall capacity and no reservations will be required. New health and safety measures are in place.

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Anyone older than 2 years will be required to wear a face covering. Guests will be required to use hand sanitizer before boarding rides or attractions.

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“Excitement, happiness. We were locked up for such a long time. Feels good to be back out here and have fun,” said one fan.

The park is encouraging online ticket purchases and contactless payments.

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The park opened to season passholders last weekend. The park is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lisa Kohlbrenner