Japanese Theme Parks Ban Screaming on Roller Coasters

If you think coronavirus restrictions in the U.S. are tough, be thankful you don’t live in Japan. There, theme parks have banned screaming on roller coasters.

The move is part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which can be transmitted via drops of fluid expelled when a person coughs, sneezes or makes a loud utterance — such as screaming.

While some people may find it difficult to refrain from crying out while pummeling down a narrow track at breakneck speeds, one of Japan’s parks has issued a video to show patrons how it’s done. The clip features two mask-wearing executives with Fuji-Q Highland silently sitting in a speeding roller coaster car. It ends with the following message: “Please scream inside your heart.”

Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/09/889394605/please-scream-inside-your-heart-japanese-amusement-park-tells-thrill-seekers