“NO SCREAMING ON ROLLER COASTERS “ Says Theme Park Authorities

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

19 Mar 2021

With theme parks in California set to open next weeek, thrill seekers may have to face the possibility of not screaming on rollercoasters.

California’s Attractions and Parks Association recommended park officials encourage riders to “mitigate the effects of shouting” on roller coasters and thrill rides to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Under the CAPA’s “responsible reopening plan” that was released in September, park officials will likely require patrons to wear masks and modifying the seating on rides.

Californian theme parks, sports games and outdoor events can resume at a limited capacity beginning April 1 after a yearlong closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“California’s amusement parks are excited to responsibly reopen under the recently released state guidance,” said Erin Guerrero, executive director of the CAPA in a statement.

Prohibiting screaming on rides isn’t a new idea with theme park operators in Japan set park officials kindly asked visitors: “Please scream inside your heart” when they reopened in July last year.