Newly reopened theme parks in Japan are asking riders not to scream on roller coasters. The recommendation against screaming — along with use of masks — is included in guidelines issued by the country’s theme-parks associations as a means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, and most parks are following suit. Parkgoers have been struggling to comply with the no-screaming requirement.
At the Fuji-Q Highland theme park, complaints prompted the executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi to post a video demonstrating how it’s done. The video shows the two suited men soberly hurtling along on the park’s Fujiyama roller coaster without screaming once. The video reportedly ends with the message: “Please scream inside your heart.”