Lovers of thrilling amusement park rides will have a tough time following Japan’s new regulations that require visitors to keep quiet while riding attractions.
Japan’s amusement parks have begun to reopen with new COVID-19 guidelines, including temperature checks, maintaining social distances, wearing a face mask and routine sanitization of rides and facilities.
However, one such guideline includes a suggestion that guests refrain from screaming or cheering while on thrill-rides, both indoors and outdoors.
The guidelines also suggest employees and guests keep conversations short, with the parks informing employees to use a “combination of smiley eyes, hand gestures, etc., to communicate with visitors” according to CNN’s report.
The new rules were issued by the East and West Japan Theme Park Associations and came after the lifting of the state of emergency in Japan.