LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Kingdom has released details on its procedures to prevent the spread of COVID when guests return to the park next month.

Guests are asked not to visit if they have any COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone with the virus within two weeks of their visit. Once inside the park, visitors are expected to keep at least six feet away from each other.

Employees are required to wear face coverings, while guests are encouraged. Kentucky Kingdom officials say there are more than 100 sanitizing and handwashing stations throughout the park.

"We're hoping that a lot of families are looking for something to do, get out of the house, and just enjoy the outside air so we're really excited for the 2021 season," said Kentucky Kingdom Director of Special Events Carly Uglow. 

Herschend Family Entertainment, which owns Dollywood and The Newport Aquarium, is the new majority owner of the park, after taking over in March.

Pay for employees will go from $8 an hour to $9 an hour, $9.50 for ride operators and $10 for lifeguards.

Following a listening campaign, the park will be offering more food options and a new menu of items. 

Several promotions will happen in May, including freed admission for moms Mother's Day with the purchase of a general admission ticket. 

Season passes are available HERE. The park is still hiring for several positions, including guest relations, food service, rides and attractions,  and more. Applicants must be at least 14 years old. For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.

Opening day is May 8.

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