Can You Imagine Riding a Rollercoaster Without Screaming? This is What The Japanese Are Told to do

Published July 13th, 2020 - 10:55 GMT
Visitors take a ride on a rollercoaster at the Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo on July 13, 2020. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP
Visitors take a ride on a rollercoaster at the Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo on July 13, 2020. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP
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Japan's theme parks issued 'no-screaming' advice for reopening last month

Two Japanese theme park executives have filmed themselves riding a rollercoaster in silence to demonstrate their new 'no screaming' rule to stop the spread of coroanvirus. 

Last month, as Japan's theme parks began to slowly reopen, a group of park operators released joint guidelines on how to operate safely under the threat of the virus.  

Among recommendations, thrill-seekers are being asked to wear masks at all times and 'refrain from vocalising loudly' on roller coasters and other rides. 

According to the Business Insider, while many have been able to comply with the mask recommendations, some are finding it challenging to refrain from letting out a scream as they ride the rails. 

At the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, visitors has complained that it was too difficult to stay quiet, particularly on the 1.5-mile-long Fujiyama rollercoaster. 

According to the Business Insider, while many have been able to comply with the mask recommendations, some are finding it challenging to refrain from letting out a scream as they ride the rails. At the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, visitors has complained that it was too difficult to stay quiet, particularly on the 1.5-mile-long Fujiyama rollercoaster.

The ride, which was the largest coaster in the world when it opened in 1996, reaches heights of 259ft with a drop of 230ft. It reaches speeds of 80mph.  

In response, executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi shared a video showing how to contain the rushes of fear on the terrifying coaster.  

The clip shows the two well-dressed men zooming along the Fujiyama without letting out a single scream. 


The video ends with the message: 'Please scream inside your heart.'

In response to the video, social media users have begun to undertake the 'serious-face challenge', according to the Business Insider, which involves riding terrifying rides without screaming. 

'It's kind of torture to be back at your favorite place in the world and to not be able to scream and enjoy everything 100%,' a visitor to Tokyo's Disneyland on its reopening day, told the Wall Street Journal. 

Nationwide, Japan has recorded nearly 22,000 cases and 1,000 deaths. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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