IMPORTANT UPDATE: SEASON PASSES EXTENDED TO 2021
Dear Valued Season Passholders and Guests:
First and foremost, I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy.
In my update on June 30th, I shared that regrettably, the state of Virginia had determined that waterslides are an “interactive play feature” and therefore could not be open during Phase III. As a result of this last second decision, we extended season passes through 2021, until the date in 2020 that slides were opened.
We have decided that the time has come to extend all 2020 Season Passes through the entire 2021 season. Rest assured, we have not given up on the quest to get our waterslides open. But as we continue our efforts, we want our valued passholders to have the peace of mind that you have the remainder of 2020 season plus all of 2021 to use your season passes.
Nothing is more important to Ocean Breeze than the well-being of our guests and staff. Even though we are disappointed with the restrictions in place, we have continued to raise the bar for cleanliness, disinfection, sanitization and the overall safety of our facility. We are so proud of our employees and appreciative of the positive feedback and support from our visitors after you have seen and experienced the dedication of our staff to providing a safe visit for your families and friends.
To be very clear – we 100% support all efforts to control COVID-19. However, we feel that there should be consistent policies that do not favor some industries over others. As a reminder, according to the CDC, “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.” With scientific support like this, it is difficult to understand how water slides are closed, but playground slides, arcades, beaches, Family Entertainment Centers, museums, etc. are all allowed to be open.
Again, we greatly appreciate all your support during this unprecedented time. Stay safe. Stay well. Stay positive.