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Disneyland Set To Ban Screaming On Scary Rides To Stop Covid Spread

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Disneyland Set To Ban Screaming On Scary Rides To Stop Covid Spread

Disneyland is officially banning screaming on rides to prevent the spread of Covid-19 when it re-opens. So, we guess that means no rollercoasters for us!

Yep, theme parks had to shut their doors because of the coronavirus crisis last year, and while they're re-opening soon, it looks like there will be strict rules in place.

The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) recently released its 'responsible reopening plan', which includes a ban on guests screaming and shouting while they were on rollercoasters.

Easier said than done, if you ask us...

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Try not screaming on this... (Credit: Shutterstock)
Try not screaming on this... (Credit: Shutterstock)

Sensibly, the CAPA also instructs guests to wear face coverings while on rides so that droplets of saliva, which might be infected, don't spread to the carriages behind them.

Plus, they have also called on parks to ensure their rollercoasters are running at a reduced capacity, so that social distancing between groups can be observed.

The guidance applies in particular to Disneyland California, but it is a sign of what is to come when other parks open across the globe.

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The new guidelines will also affect other popular theme parks in the California, including Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as Legoland California and SeaWorld San Diego.

Theme parks around California are being asked to abide by the rules (Credit: Shutterstock)
Theme parks around California are being asked to abide by the rules (Credit: Shutterstock)

The rules will only affect theme parks which are members of the CAPA, so smaller facilities will be exempt from following the exact protocol they've laid out.

Theme parks in California are set to re-open from April 1st, and they're hoping for a surge in popularity after their extended break.

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The no screaming rule might seem a little far fetched, but it was put in place in Japan, too, when its parks reopened last summer.

Visitors at Fuji-Q Highland in Tokyo were instructed to "scream inside [their] heart" instead.

If you don't believe us, check out this demo clip they released, below:

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Those of us in Europe may not be able to visit a Disneyland for a while longer than our friends in the States, as Disneyland Paris recently delayed its planned April 2nd reopening.

"Due to prevailing conditions and travel restrictions across Europe, Disneyland Paris will not reopen on April 2 as initially planned. We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen soon, and we will share updates when possible. Please check back on the website for regular updates," the theme park's website reads.

We'll update you when we know more...

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Disney, Disneyland, Coronavirus, Covid-19

Joanna Freedman
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