Disney Won’t Let Guests SCREAM on Roller Coasters When Disneyland Re-Opens in April?!

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In Disneyland, no one can hear you scream. Or can they?

It was being reported that Disney would not allow Disneyland guests to scream on roller coasters when Disneyland and other California theme parks begin reopening in April. However, this does NOT seem to be the case.

The report seemed to have originated from The Mercury News, who seemingly misinterpreted guidelines from the California Attractions & Parks Association (CAPA) stating that screaming should be mitigated so as to not spread COVID-19.

“Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland may need to add new warning signs at the entrances to their roller coasters and thrill rides when the California theme parks finally reopen: No screaming.

“You read that right. A roller coaster tradition as old as thrill rides themselves could go silent in California with the introduction of proposed statewide COVID-19 theme park guidelines that would bring an end to one of the most iconic midway sounds: Screaming.”

Other media outlets quickly ran with the story, but according to a fact check on Newsweek, this does not seem to be the case. CAPA more recently clarified its stance on screaming in a series of tweets.

CAPA explicit states that it never suggested that theme parkgoers wouldn’t be allowed to scream on rollercoasters, and points people to its Responsible Reopening Plan here.

That hasn’t stopped users on social media from mocking the “screaming ban” fiercely.

[Source: Newsweek, CAPA]

 

 


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