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All quiet on the big dipper

Posted On: Mar. 18, 2021 12:39 PM CST

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Here’s one new COVID-19 guidance that roller coaster enthusiasts might not find thrilling: no screaming on roller coasters. 

Theme parks in California have gotten the OK to open April 1 and the California Attractions and Parks Association is advising in new guidelines for patrons to avoid “singing, shouting, heavy breathing and raising one’s voice” on the various attractions, according to People magazine.

Mask requirements and “modifications to seat loading patterns” are also being implemented by the parks to “mitigate the effects of shouting,” according to the article.

California’s parks are not the first to promote peace and quiet on rides: Japan did the same thing when it reopened its theme parks in July 2020, with signage at one amusement park telling riders to “Please scream inside your heart.”

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