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Camelback Mountain Resort: Resort, Water Park, and Attractions Reopening After Focusing on Care

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Guests are now able to ride Camelback's thrilling mountain coaster, which reopened to the public on June 11, 2020.

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With reopening coming up, Camelback Resort is ready to entertain and thrill park attendees, according to AJ Stack, senior marketing manager for Camelback Resort who also oversees Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark.

Stack relates that the park was not overly affected by recent shutdowns. “Our winter season had just ended, and our summer season had yet to start. Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark is regularly scheduled to open the end of May, and we continued to monitor the situation on a day-to-day basis to determine the operating schedule for the upcoming season.”

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark is typically open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

This year things are going to be a bit different, but Camelback Resort itself is already in opening mode. Located 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia in the Pocono Mountains, the 166-acre resort will be opening Camelback Lodge Thursday, June 11th, with modified services for its suites and rooms. The lodge will re-open at 35% capacity with just 160 guest suites available, and limited guest attendance in place on the resort's adventure rides to allow social distancing. Dining options include a marketplace for snacks as well as a family-friendly sit-down restaurant. Physical distancing will be a part of the stay, but so will the fun.

Among the attractions also opening on June 11th are Pennsylvania's only mountain coaster, with a 500-foot steel track, the Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster; and the resort's Double Barrel 1,000-foot zip lines.

Scheduled to reopen shortly after the resort, coaster, and zip lines will be the resort's Mountain Segway Tour off-road tours; the 4,000-foot Zip-Flyer experience, Pennsylvania's longest zip line, which pairs two adjacent zip riders; and the TreeTops Adventure Course and Kids Tree Tops Little Explorer Course, an option that provides fun challenges for kids.

Also readying for an imminent opening is the Pocono Pipeline mountain slide adventure, which combines a scenic chairlift up Camelback Mountain, and the 2800-foot Alpine Slide.

Meanwhile, Stack says that the outdoor waterpark, as it anticipates opening is currently “revamping a few of our play areas for very young children.”

And whenever the waterpark opens for splashing, the park's most popular ride will be waiting. That would be what Stack describes as “Our newest attraction, High Noon Typhoon, built a little over a year ago. This six-story slide overlooks the entire park, and it has been a big hit with our guests. It's a tornado-type waterslide located in the middle of the mountain. It overlooks the whole park, and sits over six-stories tall. Titan is another fan favorite, which is a four-person family tube ride over 300 yards long and eight-stories tall. This ride cascades back and forth down the mountain and is quite a unique experience.”

Camelbeach is Pennsylvania's biggest outdoor waterpark. Last year, Stack says attendance saw “a 15% increase in admissions,” which occurs “year over year.” This year will of necessity be different when the waterpark can reopen.

“Safety has always been our top priority for guests and team members, which includes cleanliness. We will continue to deep clean and sanitize the park throughout the season. All protocols utilize CDC safe and approved disinfectants,” he attests.

Adding to the safety is that Camelbeach is unlike any other waterpark. “Our slides are built using our natural backdrop of the Pocono Mountains for vertical drops instead of stair towers. It is a great fresh air, mountain escape for the whole family.”

The resort is also home to a second waterpark, the indoor waterpark Aquatopia, dubbed as the number one indoor waterpark in the U.S.

Admission fees for Camelbeach are $44 for a full day ticket for guests over 48 inches, and $34 for those under that height.

While there is no way to tell whether this will change or be more challenging to create for those wielding cellphone cameras, last season Stack saw a big emerging trend at the outdoor waterpark: selfies. “Our social media engagement has grown immensely over the past two years. We have created ‘selfie' locations throughout the park to meet this trend.”

In the meantime, as the lodge resort and many dry attractions prepare to reopen, health and safety are of course the main priority.
According to Marguarite Clark, of Marguarite Clark Public Relations, who handles PR for the resort and park, all guests will be greeted with a wellness screening, including a temperature check with a no-touch infrared thermometer. Guests will be asked to wear a mask and comply with six-foot physical distancing policies.

The resort will be providing a small sanitizing kit that includes disinfectant spray bottles and/or wipes will in each guest room, and hand-sanitizing stations are being placed throughout the resort. Enhanced sanitation measures utilizing hospital-grade disinfectants have been deployed throughout the resort, and will be employed at all entertainment options as more resort activities open.

Flexible booking for travelers will also be utilized, with both new or existing reservation holders able to apply deposits and rebook for future stays up through April 1, 2021.
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