Kings Island ditches face masks requirement outside in most cases; still required indoors

MASON — A big change is in store for people planning to go to Kings Island and Cedar Point this year; face masks will no longer be required outdoors in most situations.

“Face coverings are not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain six feet of social distancing,” Kings Island and Cedar Point said in an announcement of its safety guidance for this season.

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There also will be no limitations to ride capacity for most rides.

Both parks are still recommending face coverings on outdoor rides, however face coverings will be required on indoor rides.

Other changes include a health screening questionnaire that will be conducted at the park entrances, instead of on the King Island app. Temperature checks also will be discontinued at the front gate.

Guests who are 10 and older are required to still also required to wear face coverings while indoors, unless actively eating or drinking, the company said.

Kings Island opens to the general public on May 15. Cedar Point opens on May 14.

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