Health and Safety at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and community is our highest priority. That’s why we’ve modified our experiences and procedures for 2020 using the guidelines set by New York State’s “Interim Guidance for Low-Risk Outdoor Arts and Entertainment.”
In addition to some of the existing elements of the Blaze you know and love – outdoors, touch-free, with a one-way flow of traffic to make the most of your pumpkin peeping – we’ve added several new features in 2020.
We’ve reduced capacity by 67%
You read that right – this year, Blaze is operating at a drastically reduced capacity. This ensures everyone enjoys their time as safely and socially distanced as possible. Additionally, signs and distance markers will help you along the way as you meander down our pumpkin path.
Worried you might get distracted and forget your six feet of space? No problem. Our professionally trained Social Distancing Ambassadors will keep an eye on things while you get lost in the glow of our enchanting displays.
As usual, the path is one-way, allowing you to move through without having to congregate with others.
Staff and visitors over the age of 2 must wear masks, no exceptions!
Unless you’re the Headless Horseman, wearing a mask is required for entry. Just think of it as your new Halloween costume for Blaze.
This year we’ve eliminated all food and beverage service to help with mask safety. The good news is there are many amazing local restaurants you can patronize before or after your visit! (Check out our listings here.)
Updated ticket procedures
Ticket procedures and access to the site have been updated to minimize interactions between staff and visitors. Even if we aren’t sold out, tickets to the Blaze won’t be sold on site this year, so make sure you’ve purchased them before you arrive. No walk-ins, please!
Scanners will operate behind a plexiglass shield to add an extra level of protection. We encourage you to have your tickets available on your mobile phone, but printing them is fine too.
Following advice by the NYS Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), bathroom facilities will be continuously rotated out of service throughout the evening and sanitized by professional cleaning staff. Hand sanitizer will be readily available both inside and outside and lines will be monitored by our Social Distancing Ambassadors.
Just remember, lines look long, but move quickly when you’re spaced six feet apart.
If you have any concerns about your visit, drop us a line and we’ll be glad to provide more information.