Only 5,000 people will be able to visit the theme park each day
Wildlands in Emmen will open its doors again on Monday 25 May, with the park having made the decision in consultation with the municipality of Emmen and the Safety Region Drenthe, among others. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
“Of course we will open with the necessary measures and adjustments,” said spokesperson Hanneke Wijshake. “For example, visitors have to book online in advance and we will let fewer people enter the park at the same time.”
Earlier, director Erik van Engelen informed RTV Drenthe that a maximum of five thousand visitors are to be admitted per day. That is half the number that can normally visit daily. “We want to get back there eventually, but we will start with even fewer visitors,” said Wijshake.
Like all other zoos and theme parks in the Netherlands, Wildlands will have to adhere to three guarantees from the ‘Safe Together Out’ protocol. These include having a meter and a half distance between groups of visitors, good information provision and extra hygiene measures.
Opening on May 25 ensures that “we can now turn everything off and also test it”, said Wijshake.
There will also be test days before the official reopening, including with subscription holders. “Naturally, our staff must also be trained in the new situation,” concluded Wijshake.