Californian Theme Parks Have Banned Screaming On Roller Coasters

 

As California prepares to re-open its theme park doors in early April, the state’s Attractions and Park Association has recommended that officials discourage screaming and/or shouting on rides, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19…

 

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To be fair, I guess this makes sense…but reaching those heights and speed without being able to scream or swear aloud? I couldn’t.

 

 

More authoritatively, the association is asking park officials to encourage visitors to ‘mitigate the effects of shouting’ to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This forms part of their ‘responsible reopening plan’, according to ABC News.

 

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This plan was announced last September, asking that all businesses limit activities including singing and shouting, both of which increase the amount of potentially infected particles spraying into the air.

 

So, if you’re banking on any travel plans this year that involve some adrenaline-fueled theme park visits… practice the art of silent screaming.

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