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Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park delays season opening

A Boulder Beach Water Park visitor gets doused at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho, on Friday, August 10, 2018. Silverwood announced Tuesday it will be reopening along with its water park in May 30 for the 2020 season. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A Boulder Beach Water Park visitor gets doused at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho, on Friday, August 10, 2018. Silverwood announced Tuesday it will be reopening along with its water park in May 30 for the 2020 season. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Gary Norton, owner of Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park in Athol, sent a COVID-19 update — “a message to our guests” — this morning via email. Here is Norton’s message:

Dear Guests,

Due to heightened awareness regarding health and travel, we want to assure our guests that safety will continue to be our top priority. All of us at Silverwood will continue to do everything in our power to keep our guests, cast and crew safe.

We are closely monitoring the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following guidelines from public health officials and government agencies to create and promote a safe environment for everyone who attends the park this summer.

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of the continuing COVID-19 situation, Silverwood will be delaying our park opening this year. As we receive more information in the upcoming weeks, we expect to announce a new opening date. Thank you for your patience and support during this time.

To those who have already bought or are planning on buying 2020 tickets and passes, we want you to have confidence in your purchase.

Season passes: We want to thank all of our season passholders for their loyalty and support during this time. In response to the uncertainty of this virus, if you don’t use your pass by Sept. 27, it will automatically roll over to the 2021 season. However, if you are able to use your pass this summer, we are going to extend to you a special discounted rate when you renew to a 2021 pass.

If you have been putting off purchasing your season pass, now is the time to do so because, as long as you purchase your pass before the start of the 2020 season, you will be included in this special renewal option for the 2021 season: https://sw4.fun/sprollover. Season passes are not valid for Scarywood.

Tickets: If you have purchased tickets for the 2020 season and aren’t able to use them this season, we will automatically roll the expiration date to Sept. 26, 2021.

As a bonus, if you don’t use your pre-purchased one-day or two-day tickets during the 2020 season, we will automatically add an extra day to those tickets in 2021. Essentially, one-day tickets will become two-day tickets, and two-day tickets will be valid for three days!

It’s not too late to take advantage of this deal and invest in future fun. For a limited time, you can purchase these one-day ($45) or two-day ($77) rollover tickets on our website. Tickets must be purchased before the park opening to qualify as rollover tickets. Any tickets purchased after the park opens will have an expiration date of Sept. 27: https://sw4.fun/sprollover.

We appreciate the continued support of our loyal guests for more than 30 years. Thank you for trusting us with your family’s special memories and for understanding as we navigate this crisis. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Silverwood Theme Park at (208) 683-3400 Ext. 0, or email info@silverwoodthemepark.com. We are excited to see you this summer.

Gary Norton, owner, Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park

*This policy does not apply to Cast & Crew Member tickets, “Read 2 Ride” tickets or any ticket not purchased through Silverwood Theme Park for the 2020 season. Silverwood tickets and season passes are nonrefundable.

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