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Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale to reopen after closing due to coronavirus

May 23, 2020, 3:00 PM | Updated: 8:47 pm
(Facebook Photo/Great Wolf Lodge - Scottsdale)...
(Facebook Photo/Great Wolf Lodge - Scottsdale)
(Facebook Photo/Great Wolf Lodge - Scottsdale)

PHOENIX — Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale is turning the water on again after closing due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Arizona’s first indoor water park, located in the Talking Stick Entertainment District near Loop 101 and Via de Ventura, will reopen on June 9.

The 350-room resort released a plan on its website to operate during the pandemic, including social distancing guidance and enhanced sanitization protocols.

These procedures will initially reduce the occupancy at the resort to 50% or less, place floor markers to separate people in line for attractions, frequently sanitize arcade games and install plexiglass barriers where social distancing may be a challenge.

Employees will also undergo a wellness check and have their temperatures taken before reporting to work.

Great Wolf Lodge, and other water parks across the country, are feeling confident to resume activities after The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines regarding water activities.

The CDC states there is no evidence COVID-19 can spread through water used in pools, hot tubs or water playgrounds and that proper disinfection can kill the virus.

The resort, which has an 85,000-square-foot heated indoor water park with body slides, tube slides, raft rides, activity pools and splash areas, opened in September, 2019.

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Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale to reopen after closing due to coronavirus