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Edmonton’s largest indoor amusement park will reopen next week after being closed for nearly seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The West Edmonton Mall announced on Friday that Galaxyland will resume operations on October 8 after it closed in March. Over 50% of the rides will be open, including the Carousel, Cosmic Spinner, Bumper Cars, Galaxy Orbiter Roller Coaster, Dragon Wagon and Lazer Vault. The park’s biggest roller coasters, the Mindbender, and the fast-rotating HAVOC will remain closed.
Galaxyland chief executive Adam Sikorski said the family rides were chosen to minimize any potential spread of the virus and prevent the masks from coming off when the rides are in motion. He said he was delighted to be able to reopen after the long hiatus.
“It seems longer than (seven months),” Sikorski said. “There is pent-up demand. We’ve been getting calls for months asking when we’re going to open because the water park was cleared to open before us. The kids called because it’s their favorite place in the world and they want to come back and start enjoying the rides.