Japan theme parks are reopening as the state of emergency is being lifted. This means that Japanese thrill seekers can once again enjoy their favourite roller coaster rides!
However, there's a catch: no screaming, shouting, or yelling.
The Japan theme parks association has come together to put up a new guideline in order to keep the theme parks safe during this pandemic.
Measures include no touching or hugging in the theme parks, temperature checks, ensuring that face masks are worn at all times, and no screaming or shouting during thrilling rides and even outdoor attractions and shows!
Toshimaen amusement park, Photo by TOMOHIRO OHSUMI, Getty Images
"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," says one of the suggestions.
According to a report in the Straits Times
, even employees who are playing as ghosts and scary figures in haunted houses should maintain a healthy distance from visitors at all times!
and Universal Studios Japan
have yet to announce reopening dates.
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