Should Self-Stifling Screams Stop Spreading COVID-19 on Coasters?
One of the catchier slogans at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, ID is "We'll scare the yell out of you!"
Fine, but you better be quiet about it?
I'm not much of a screamer, more of a moaner actually, but I didn't think it was possible to squash or suppress a yell or scream or whatever when you're on the likes of Aftershock, Tremors, Spin Cycle and Timber Terror at Silverwood. I thought audible gasping was involuntary, like you couldn't hold it back even if you're life depended on it.
Well in Japan, your life might depend on it.
To stop the potential spread of COVID-19 at one amusement park in Japan, officials have designated those who ride to not scream. There is even a video demonstration on how to properly ride a roller coaster now in Japan.
"Please scream inside your heart," and not out loud, the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park is asking. The park even released a how-to video. Check it out: