As businesses begin to reopen, many are figuring out what the new normal will be once customers return. For a group of amusement parks in Japan, that means asking attendees to try a new way of expressing joy while at their parks. The East and West Japan Theme Park Associations has proposed a ban on screaming, shouting, or cheering in the parks, including while attendees are on roller coasters.
While the group of amusement parks are looking for any way to keep their customers safe while at the amusement park, many wonder if they would be able to refrain from screaming while on a roller coaster. However, those behind the proposal believe screaming could increase the chances of spreading germs throughout the park. The East and West Japan Theme Park Associations include Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea, and Universal Studios Japan.
Along with the ban on screaming, the group of amusement parks has also proposed a number of more practical guidelines including cleaning and sanitation measures, face masks, temperature checks, social distancing, and even visitor limits. While nothing is official, anyone planning to go to any of these amusement parks in Japan should plan on keeping their screams to themselves.