Theme parks around the world are facing major challenges due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The true impact is yet to be determined but some of the changes we make to fight its spread will be permanent. Future master plans and immersive environments must take into consideration new guidelines and measures required to comply with federal, state, and county regulations.
Leisure and themed entertainment facilities should take immediate steps to create a safer environment as they return to operation. These steps are based on examples of practices that could be implemented based on CDC and WHO guidelines. A successful return will rely on addressing individual and group behaviors as well as culture.