Theme Park Execs Demonstrate How Not To Scream On Roller Coaster
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
In MAY, Open Jaw shared a PSA that screaming would not be tolerated on roller coasters in Japan, as a group of over 30 major theme park operators released a list of guidelines to ensure safe amusement for their guests. One of those guidelines was "no screaming on rides."
In case guests had a hard time envisioning silent rollercoaster riding, the owners of Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park near the base of iconic Mount Fuji, havecreated a videoshowing just how it's done.
The park posted a video showing two masked executives -- one wearing a dress shirt and bowtie, the other in a business suit and cravat -- modelling exemplary behaviour by riding the 79-metre tall Fujiyama roller coaster without emitting a single peep, squeal or shriek.
In fact, they were devoid of any emotion whatsoever. No flailing arms, no eyes popping out of their heads, barely a hair out of place, despite the coaster careening down a 70 metre drop and reaching speeds of 130 km/h.
So there you go, they have proven it is possible.
But is it fun? Doesn't look like it.
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.