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Kings Island kicks off opening day with relaxed mask guidelines

Updated: May. 15, 2021 at 9:36 PM EDT
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MASON, Ohio (FOX19) - Visitors to Kings Island on opening day Saturday were able to go maskless on outside rides, but they did have to wear them inside.

People at the park said they saw some with masks on while others left them behind.

“I’m sick of it truly because it makes your face rash out sometimes, and it just doesn’t show your face that it’s beautiful, so I don’t like it,” Kimauni Ilijin said.

Kings Island also announced this season that guests will no longer need temperature checks.

Thrill-seekers do have to wear masks within six feet or less of other people, and most rides won’t have a reduced capacity.

“We wore masks most of the time in the buildings and going through some of the q lines, but most people had them down like not covering their noses. It’s very much like at school that most people have them on or off, and it’s really inconsistent,” Daniel Clark said.

Wednesday, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks at all but says it’s up to individual businesses’ discretion what they want people to do.

“It was very, like, crowded the later it got; it was pretty decent. I mean, I wouldn’t say it was uncomfortable. If people were close, we’d put our masks on,” Rae Clark said.

Friday, Ohio Gov. DeWine said he would follow the CDC guidelines about masks and that all health orders will expire June 2.

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