Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
📄 The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
• The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
• All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

Satisfy Your Need for Speed at Top Eliminator Dragster

Adrenaline junkies can get their fix of fun racing at Top Eliminator Dragster Puerto Rico. Located in Canóvanas (about 20 minutes east of San Juan), in the parking lot behind The Outlet at Route 66, Top Eliminator Dragster is one of the offerings at the Sector Sixty6 family-fun center. Climb behind the wheel of a real drag racing car and feel the G-forces of super-fast acceleration and deceleration in this dragster racing simulation ride. Who wants to try it?

The drag racing facility is open air, but covered by a roof, so they can operate rain or shine. It is clean and well-lit, so you can race day or night. The cars themselves are propane-fueled with like 300 horsepower engines – they accelerate from 0 to about 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds. There are 6 lanes, so up to 6 cars can race side by side to see who is the fastest. The sound of the cars roaring down the track is so cool!

Top Eliminator Dragster

Our Visit

We went one afternoon to check out these dragsters. We watched a few other people race a couple of times. The cars are pretty cool looking, and loud when they zoom by. The track is not really long, about 200 feet, so each race took less than 4 seconds. A couple of us decided to try it.

They have a lot of rules – mainly for your safety, of course. The cars and tracks are equipped with safety equipment. The cars have a guide to keep people in their lane. They automatically shift gears if you don’t do it when needed. The car will also stop (quickly) at the end of the track. But each driver has control over the gas, the brake, and the gear shift.

The employees will tell you how to operate the vehicle – how to accelerate, brake, and suggest when to shift gears – then they strap you into the car, and you are ready to go.

Once you are set and strapped in, you move to the starting line, and the lights change red-yellow-green-GO! It seems the way to get the best time has to do with accelerating fast off the starting line without gassing before the green light, and knowing when to shift. The times are displayed for each racer above their lane at the end of the track.

Once you reach the end of the track, an automatic braking system stops your dragster, and you move back to the starting line – where you get to repeat the experience for a total of 3 rides.

Top Eliminator Dragster

Ray described the ride with the thrills much like a roller coaster – the power of the acceleration and deceleration, and the anticipation of the start and stop. Really gets the heart pumping!

After that, we went inside, where they have 3-D Nascar simulator rides. In these, you “drive” the car on the race track that is played on 3 screens around the car. It is not as easy as you think it is! The car rocks and vibrates and twists and turns. Pretty fun – really felt like you were driving. The facility also has other rides/games, and a bar with snacks available.

Top Eliminator Dragster

Details

The cost of 3 races is $19.99 plus IVU (sales tax).

They are open Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon 7pm.

You have to be at least 58″ tall, in good health, weigh maximum of 300 pounds, and wear secure closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops). Riders under 18 years old require parent’s signature on waiver.

Allow about 30 minutes total. Each “race” takes about 4 seconds. But you have to sign-in, there is time spent on orientation before your races, and time between races.

You can call them at 787.696.1107 for more information or to make a reservation.

You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

From the San Juan area, take Route 26 east to Route 66 east (toward Rio Grande, El Yunque, Luquillo, and Fajardo). Continue on Route 66 to exit 14, which is the Loiza, Canóvanas, and Rio Grande exit. The outlet mall will be on your right after as your approach the intersection with Route 3.

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