The fairytale-themed Enchanted Forest amusement park in Salem, Ore. isn't allowed to reopen for private tours during Marion County's first phase of reopening, The Oregonian first reported Tuesday.
WW obtained a May 21 email exchange between Susan Vaslev, daughter of the amusement park's creator Roger Tofte, and the governor's office.
Vaslev proposed that the park run socially-distanced private tours "of approximately 10 people who are already in a social distancing group, such as a family." She also suggested running five separate small tours at a time, all spaced out throughout the park.
On May 21, the governor's office responded with a straightforward answer to Enchanted Forest's proposals: "No, under Phase 1, amusement parks are closed."
"We're not asking to open in any normal fashion," Vaslev told KATU-TV. "We're asking for a creative plan to be looked at that we can implement very safely."