An association of theme park operators in Japan has issued a new set of guidelines that ask people to not make loud noises or scream while at theme parks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
What’s going on:
- The associations posted new guidelines that outlined recommendations for how theme parks in Japan can reopen. The theme parks will highlight quietness and cleanliness when they do reopen, according to Agence France-Presse.
- The guidelines include reduced capacity, increased cleanings, hand-washing station installations, preselling tickets and temperature checks before entering. Guests have been asked to practice social distancing and wear face coverings, too, which are staples for parks and businesses deciding to reopen.
- The association called for visitors and workers to hold back from using a loud voice when in the park.
- “In other cases, where possible, they even advise that employees refrain from using their voice to communicate with guests,” according to Fox News. The guidelines recommend park officials print and post signs rather than communicate. The same rules will be applied for concerts and entertainment events.
- The guidelines from the Japan associations come as the United States prepares to reopen some of its own theme parks. Walt Disney World announced Wednesday that it would reopen its park on July 11 with Epcot and Hollywood Studios opening on July 15.
- Shanghai Disneyland has already reopened with social distancing measures in place. Face coverings and temperature checks have been required as well.