In an e-mail to their loyal friends and fans, Funtown Splashtown USA, Saco, Maine, writes, “The COVID-19 global pandemic has altered everything we know, and do, in our daily lives and routines. Nothing is as we once knew it, and while we all wish and want some normalcy to return to society, it seems as though that time is still further off in the future. It is with this in the forefront of our minds, and deep in our hearts, that Funtown Splashtown USA has made the extremely difficult decision to not open The Park for the summer 2020 season.”
According to the park owner Kevin Cormier, this one-year closure breaks 60 consecutive years of park operation. The closure was made due to evolving state COVID-19 protocols, which include the limitation on large gatherings through June, and the impacts on hiring temporary workers through the federal J-1 Visa program. The park plans to spend this summer painting, cleaning, building and improving upon their business.