Japan Enforces Silent Roller Coaster Rides

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Tokyo Disneyland.

Roller coasters are made for screaming. Loud, throaty, fear induced “AAAaaaaahs”. 

Flying down a precipice in polite silence is unimaginable. However, in Japan, if you can’t control your screams, stay home.

A group of over 30 major theme park operators in Japan has released a list of guidelines to ensure safe amusement for their guests as they begin reopening their attractions.

The group suggests that parks encourage guests to “refrain from vocalizing loudly" on roller coasters and other rides.

Is it the spittle? You’d think they’d be more concerned with other body extrusions which come up naturally with the up and down motion for a steep ride.

The protocols -- published by the East Japan and West Japan Theme Park Associations which operate Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and Universal Studios Japan -- also feature measures like increased sanitizing procedures, prohibiting staff, including those in costume, from hugging guests, regular body temperature checks, mandatory face mask and social distancing.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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