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Cedar Point considering capacity limits and virtual queuing in reopening plans

In a call with investors on Wednesday, Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman said that Cedar Point will consider significant changes before reopening.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the start of Cedar Point's 2020 season has been on hold since March.

During a first-quarter earnings call with investors on Wednesday, Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman said that while his company's parks -- which include Cedar Point and Kings Island in Mason, Ohio -- remain "in a state of readiness" to reopen, significant changes to the operations will likely need to be made when that time comes.

Among the changes Zimmerman said are likely to occur is a reduction to the parks' capacities, which could require guests to make appointments before attending. Additionally, the parks are looking at a virtual queuing system for popular rides in order to limit the physical lines and encourage physical distancing.

Other measures the parks could take, according to Zimmerman, are cashless transactions being encouraged and enhanced cleaning measures. As for when the parks will reopen, Zimmerman didn't give a specific date, but did say the parks will adhere to the guidelines set by the state.

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