Japanese THEME PARKS Discourage Screaming While Riding on Roller Coasters

Japanese THEME PARKS Discourage Screaming While Riding on Roller Coasters

Japanese THEME PARKS Discourage Screaming While Riding on Roller Coasters
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Theme parks in Japan discourage screaming on roller coasters to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a Business Insider report.

However, riding roller coasters for most people involves screaming in the whole duration of the ride experience.

But one amusement park, Fuji-Q Highland, released a four-minute video. It shows their executives riding the 230-feet roller coaster with stoic faces and in complete silence.

Released last June 17, the video has now 514,786 views and with more than 9,500 likes.

Japanese THEME PARKS Discourage Screaming While Riding on Roller Coasters
Photo: Business Insider

The video ends with a message to the roller coaster riders: “Please scream inside your heart.”

The article further explained that the recommendation is part of the reopening guidelines. The East and West Japan Theme Park Associations released in late May this year.

The organization comprises dozens of major park operators in the country. The rules are now being adapted by most of Japan’s theme parks.

During the Wall Street Journal interview, the executives said they decided to create a demonstration video after receiving several complaints that the rule is too strict.

Further, the guidelines for theme parks also include more standard safety protocols followed by businesses around the world.

These include face mask requirements, temperature checks, reduced capacities, and social distancing.

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