Feels 'fantastic' - Some CA theme parks reopen

Theme parks in Southern California are reopening with limited capacity

after being closed for nearly a year

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ANDREA, 23-YEAR-OLD LOS ANGELES RESIDENT, SAYING: "Yeah, I feel like I'm a fourth grader again. And this is fantastic. I feel excited."

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BECKER, 24-YEAR-OLD LOS ANGELES RESIDENT, SAYING: "You know, it's pretty good. I've been missing this place for 13 months. It's nice to be on a (I'm) a big theme park fan, so it's nice to be able to go ahead and, you know, ride some rides again, even just walk around. It's pretty nice."

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JUSTIN ERICKSON, 42-YEAR-OLD LOS ANGELES RESIDENT WHO CAME TO SIX FLAGS WITH HIS TWO DAUGHTERS, SAYING: "It feels pretty good. It's nice to actually be out again and feel somewhat normal, even though you got the precautions and run in every other train or things like that. It takes a little getting used to, but better than than being stuck at home, that's for sure."

Masks and other safety measures are still required

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JERRY CERTONIO, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR OF SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN, SAYING: "So we are contactless from the point where you get your temperature checked, contactless through the security screening, we have plexi-barriers up at our ticket booths. On the coasters, we're skipping every other row. Only groups who are allowed to be together will ride together. We have frequent cleaning of every part of the park. You'll see our clean teams out sanitizing everything.”