The latest in crazy Covid-19 news.
California theme parks are telling guests to keep quiet on roller coasters in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
The California Attractions and Parks Association(CAPA) is advising all visitors to avoid activities such as singing, shouting, heavy breathing, and raising one’s voice when attending parks. These parks are set to reopen on April 1st but only with 15% capacity, Disneyland will be opening on April 30th with only California residents being allowed to enter the park.
These rules may be inspired by the Japanese rules for theme parks. Last summer when Japan opened back up its theme parks it issued a no screaming rule on park rides.
From People Magazine:
The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) advises in the new guidelines for its “Responsible Reopening Plan,” that theme park visitors should avoid activities that increase the spread of COVID-19, such as singing, shouting, heavy breathing and raising one’s voice.
This rule applies when visitors are on the parks’ rides, meaning guests are recommended to stay silent on roller coasters that usually encourage people to do anything but.
In addition, face mask requirements and “modifications to seat loading patterns” are being implemented by the parks to “mitigate the effects of shouting,” the guidelines state.