Kicker – Putting a stop to screaming

NICK EICHER, HOST: So file this one under easier said than done. 

You’ve probably heard a thing or two about coronavirus restrictions?

Gotta do them, they’re important.

Even theme parks are doing their part, but in Japan they’re going for the gold.

An association of 30 amusement parks there is trying to ban this:

AUDIO: [Screaming]

No screaming. Stop.

Just like that.

They are asking guests to keep their mouths closed while on roller coasters.

Again, easier said than done, here we can just push the mute button. 

But the parks have to enforce silence on one of the world’s tallest roller coasters at 318 feet and another that delivers speeds up to 112 miles per hour. 

So, enjoy yourself, but keep it to yourself.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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