Roller coaster fans in Japan can finally hop back on their favorites for some thrill-seeking fun and entertainment, but there's a major caveat ... they better not enjoy it too much and let out a cheer or a scream.
That's right ... you must be THIS quiet to ride the rides at the newly opened amusement parks in the country, according to a set of guidelines to ensure everyone's safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan's reopening the parks after lifting its state of emergency this week, and the new rules mostly make sense -- temperature checks upon entry, face masks required, social distancing and sanitizing, etc.
One guideline seems a little ridiculous, if not impossible, though ... guests are told to avoid shouting or cheering on the outdoor attractions, including roller coasters.
Japan's known for some pretty wild, white-knuckle rides, so perhaps riders will be too full of fear to make a noise ... but it's not likely. The good news, it doesn't seem like screaming on a ride will get someone kicked out of the park -- just a suggestion.
Other interesting guidelines include keeping conversations short, both visitors and employees. The advice for staff says, "As a new style of customer service, even when you're wearing a mask, you can use a combination of smiley eyes, hand gestures, etc., to communicate with visitors."