Phase 2 of Kansas reopen plan a game-changer for leisure spaces

KSN Digital Extra

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – When Governor Laura Kelly initiated the modified Phase 2 plan, it allowed for indoor leisure spaces like trampoline parks, bowling alleys, and arcades to reopen for business.

“When you look at a place like The Arcade, you touch everything. That’s really what it’s all about,” said Derek Sorrells, co-owner, The Arcade. “So it’s really about ensuring that we have the proper type of product here, whether it’s wet wipes, whether it’s sprays, whether it’s paper towels, and then spending the time to talk with our employees.”

Businesses like The Arcade and Carousel Skate Center say they’re taking precautions and that it is all about having the right materials, a plan, and communicating that to your staff.

The communications manager of Carousel Skate Center says though they can reopen the weekend of May 22, they don’t want to rush it.

“Even though we can open on Friday, we don’t want to rush opening,” said Journey Ottoway, Carousel Skate Center. “Instead, [we] would rather take additional time to ensure, not only that we have the best possible procedures in place, but that everyone on our team is confident in executing them.

The Arcade will be doubling up on staff during open hours to keep up with cleaning. The business will also ask for gamers to stand one machine apart and understand there could be a chance you may be asked to wait in line to gain entry due to social distancing restrictions.

Arcades & Game rooms

The Arcade Wichita
139 N Mead, Wichita, Kan.
Opening: Re-opening Friday, May, 22 from 1 pm to 1 am
Monday – Saturday: 1 pm to 1 am
Plan: Adding additional staff to wipe and sterilize game consoles, asking customers to create space between them while gaming, employees wearing face makes, customers encouraged to wear facemasks but not required.

2120 North Woodlawn Blvd #324, Wichita, Kan.
Opening: Monday – Thursday: 3 pm to 11 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 9 pm
Plan: Socially distanced lobby for dine-in, delivery from 5 pm to 10 pm through foodservice apps.

Dave & Busters
2644 North Greenwich Rd, Wichita, Kan.
Opening: To be announced
Could not be reached for comment.

Skating Rinks

Carousel Skate Center
312 North West Street, Wichita, Kan.
Opening: To be announced
Plan: Providing hand sanitizer pumps, sanitizing high touch areas; wall around skate floor, touchless faucets, socially distanced seating area.

Roller City
3234 South Meridian Ave, Wichita Kan.
Opening: Tuesday: 1 pm (tentative)
Plan: socially distanced seating areas, plexiglass dividers at food stations, face masks for staff.

Skate South
1900 East MacArthur Road, Wichita, Kan.
Opening: To be announced

Wichita Ice Center
505 West Maple Street, Wichita, Kan.
Opening: To be announced

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