Crayola Experience reopens at Plano's Shops at Willow Bend

Crayola Experience has reopened to the public at half capacity with additional safety measures in place. (Courtesy Crayola Experience)
Crayola Experience has reopened to the public at half capacity with additional safety measures in place. (Courtesy Crayola Experience)

Crayola Experience has reopened to the public at half capacity with additional safety measures in place. (Courtesy Crayola Experience)

Crayola Experience reopened its Shops at Willow Bend location July 1 at 6121 W. Park Blvd., Ste. A100, Plano. In an effort to comply with government guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the children’s entertainment facility is operating at half its normal capacity, performing temperature checks on guests, and requiring face coverings for employees and visitors, among other measures. Each ticket purchased will also grant access to Crayola Experience through the end of 2020. 469-642-2901. www.crayolaexperience.com/plano
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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