One of the best things about roller coasters is the thrill of the ride and hearing people scream during their adventure. But when amusement parks in California reopen in April, that tradition will go silent because screaming is not allowed.
Leaders from the California Attractions and Parks Association are recommending a ban on screaming on rides to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The proposal, released in September of 2020, also suggests that businesses limit activities such as singing and shouting – activities that are linked to increasing the risk of spreading the virus, as reported by local news outlets.
California had some of the toughest lockdown restrictions, and after remaining closed for more than a year, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm, and more are permitted to open as early as April 1, provided the counties they reside in reach the red/substantial tier 2 risk status of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s updated Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
It’s important to note that just because you have a ticket to the park, it does not guarantee admissions.
Disney World recently changed its entry requirements, requiring both a park reservation and valid ticket admission ahead of time to limit capacity.