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Japanese Theme Parks Reopen To Tourists With New Rules, Including No Screaming Or Talking On Rides
The world is slowly but surely opening up again and introducing new cleanliness guidelines to ensure that travelers remain safe and healthy. Japanese amusement parks are among the tourist attractions around the world welcoming visitors again. While it’s new guidelines are overall easy to follow, there is one thing in particular which may be more difficult to adhere to than anticipated.
There are over 30 amusement park operators across the country that are a part of the East Japan and West Japan Theme Park Associations such as DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan, and Tokyo Disneyland.
Japanese theme parks have been closed since February and now that parks are reopening, new guidelines have been set in place to “ensure the safety of both guests and staff,” according to CNN.
Some of the measures being put in place are social distancing, increased sanitizing, and body temperature checks.
The association wants visitors to wear masks while on rollercoasters and other rides, which is understandable, but they also are asking guests to not shout or scream while on rides.
Asking visitors to not make any noise while on rides is difficult since much of the screams come from natural reactions when on a rollercoaster or experience that is adventurous, scary, or exciting.
Guests will also be asked to keep their conversations short with employees and other visitors, and instead, communicate through hand gestures and “smiley eyes.”