GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — One of Northeast Wisconsin's favorite attractions is getting ready to open up this weekend.
Following guidelines and recommendations, Bay Beach Amusement Park will be opening its doors on Saturday morning.
"We will still be following some similar safety protocols like did last year. We will sanitize on a regular basis, our inside will be requiring masks with a city mandate. Our staffs will be wearing masks because of the close contact with everyone," Jason Arnoldi, Bay Beach Amusement Park manager said. “Definitely have learned some things that we have added to our cleaning and sanitation process. We’ve always held ourselves to a higher standard as far as that goes but we took it even a step up last year and we are looking to maintain that this year.”
Guests who are outside will not be required to wear face coverings.
Two employees share their favorite memories about working at the attraction.
“We’re actually on my favorite ride right now. The swings or the yoyo as we call it here has always been my favorite. I love being high and seeing the entire park," said Alyssa Smet, Green Bay.
“Its actually my seventh year working here. I started when I was 17 and I’ll be turning 24 this summer. I’m an elementary education major so like my favorite part about working here is seeing all smiles on everyone’s faces. Especially the little kids when they get to go on the rides for the first time,” said Sierra Miller, Green Bay.
From the Zippin Pippin to the Big Wheel, the amusement park offering that shot of adrenaline for thrill seekers of all ages.
"We get people all the way from little two years old that go on our merry go round to the trains with their parents to people who have been coming here for decades and it’s a generational old thing where they just keep coming back and enjoying the park with their families,” Smet said.
Bay Beach is still looking for people to join their team for a summer job.
You have to be at least 18-years-old to be a ride operator.
To apply click here.
The amusement park said the health and safety of their guests and staff is a top priority, which is why they will continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation and change their plans as needed.