Tayto Park not ready for June 18th reopening after all

Plans to reopen Tayto Park later this month’s hit the skids after management revealed they had been premature in publicising a June 18th date for opening the gates.

“We were excited to reopen and welcome guests back to Tayto Park from the 18th of June, as we believed we were entitled to do, in line with all communications from all regulatory authorities over the past few days.

“However, on reviewing statutory regulations that were published late yesterday evening (8th June), is with regret that Tayto Park will have to remain closed until regulations permit us to reopen.

“Such was the demand for tickets this morning, that our website was overwhelmed. We apologise to those who did manage to book tickets, you will be reimbursed in full.

“We apologise to all of guests and members for this inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tayto Park in the near future.

"We also appreciate the immediate support we received from the media. We promise that Tayto Park will be worth the wait!

Ray Coyle of Tayto Park said: “We’re terribly sorry, particularly given the huge amount of excitement and support we received this morning from everyone. Myself and the entire team at Tayto Park look forward to welcoming everyone when regulations allow”.

Tayto Park had announced this morning that admission would be by (pre-booked ticket only) and would be capped at 1,450 entries per day which is 10 per cent of usual capacity. Admission protocols also stated:

Temperature check teams checking the temperatures of every guest upon arrival to admissions.

Tayto Park has increased the number of hand sanitiser locations available throughout the park.

Tayto Park has set up informative and advisory signage highlighting social distancing guidelines.

Tayto Park guides will be on hand to advise guests on adhering to social distancing.

All guests must sanitise their hands when getting on and off each attraction.

Protective screens will be in place at till points throughout the park and contactless payment is encouraged.

Additionally, Tayto Park employees have undertaken extra training regarding the best health, safety and hygiene practices including the implementation of an advance cleaning regime and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment.