Theme parks in California can reopen soon under the state’s COVID risk guidelines. A new recommendation has come to light for said guidelines: no screaming on rides. Yep, you will now be asked to keep quiet on rides like the Incredicoaster and Big Thunder Mountain.
Governor Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy calls for businesses, including theme parks, to limit activities like shouting and raised voices. Both are known to cause the increased spread of COVID-19.
The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA), which represents Disneyland and other California theme parks, proposes that theme parks can “mitigate the effects of shouting” with mandatory face coverings and modified seat loading patterns on rides.
The concern regarding screaming or yelling while on a ride is that the microscopic droplets of saliva released could fly onto riders in the rear seats.
Roller coasters and screaming go together like Disneyland and churros! Have you ever tried to not scream while riding the wildest ride in the wilderness? Individual parks are not required to adopt the recommendations from the CAPA.
Source: OC Register