Remember how Japan theme parks announced you couldn't scream while riding a roller coaster anymore during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, now one of them is giving out five different kinds of scream masks, i.e. face masks with screaming mouths on them.
"Greenland's new scream style," a page on the Japanese theme park's website reads, followed by videos of people donning the masks and going on rides.
TimeOut Tokyo identifies these riders as employees of the theme park, one of whom who still manages to scream under the mask. Customers can pick one of these stickers when arriving at the park, according to Hypebeast, at least while there are enough in stock.
It may seem like an odd request when riders are going up and down, upside-down and sideways at high speeds. But intense vocal expressions may produce droplets that could spread the coronavirus.
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Japanese theme parks developed the rule, so they could reopen with precautions after closing during the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that theme park visitors are having a hard time following it.
Two executives from the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park appeared in a four-minute video in which they ride the park's Fujiyama coaster in complete silence.
"Please scream inside your heart," the video advises at its conclusion.
Elsewhere in Japan, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea reopened last month after being closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with hundreds of visitors applauding as they were let in.
U.S. theme parks have issued no guidance for screaming on roller coasters. They require social distancing, temperature checks and face masks.
Theme parks in the U.S. have tightened face masks requirements, future events have been put on hold and resort hotels have yet to reopen.
Universal Orlando, Disneyland and Disney World canceled mainstay Halloween events this year. Disney World has also delayed the reopening of some of its resort hotels and is keeping others closed that were scheduled to reopen as coronavirus cases continue their upward trend in Florida.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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