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Japanese amusement park offers mask stickers so guests can silently ‘scream’ on roller coasters

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By Katie Pasik, SoraNews24

Tokyo Disneyland and other Japanese amusement parks recently amused netizens worldwide by asking visitors to please refrain from screaming when riding the attractions. To stop the potential spread of coronavirus, visitors were asked to instead "scream inside their hearts" to keep any germs from flying out. But that begs the question; how are you supposed to make the most of your visit to the amusement park if you have to spend it in silence? What’s the point of riding a rollercoaster if you can’t let out a cathartic yell? We can’t imagine silently riding a roller coaster would be much fun.

While it’s commendable that such measures are being put in place to keep guests safe, amusement parks in 2020 just aren’t quite the same. With Tokyo Disneyland cancelling Christmas, it feels like it’s setback after setback as coronavirus becomes the "new normal." However, one amusement park doesn’t see the ‘no noise’ rule as a setback; rather, they see it as a chance to lay down a challenge – can you survive on a rollercoaster without screaming?

Greenland amusement park in Kumamoto Prefecture are offering visitors a screaming mask sticker to help you enjoy the attractions to the fullest. There are five sticker designs in total, and they are designed with the purpose to make it look like you’re screaming.

▼ You can see the mask sticker in action here with a member of Greenland’s staff testing it out.

As you can see from the completely silent video, the staff member managed to "survive" the roller coaster ride without a single shriek escaping her lips. Pretty impressive stuff! You may assume it’s because she’s just not into roller coasters, but her bulging eyes and raised eyebrows suggest she’s definitely screaming somewhere.

You can choose your sticker at the entrance gate, but each customer can only get one sticker, so choose carefully! And choose quickly, because stickers are only available while stocks last. So which sticker most resembles your screaming mouth? Is it the “cool, stylish American Comic book” scream? Or the “screaming with joy and having fun” scream? For those with good oral hygiene, perhaps the ‘Nice Teeth’ scream for those who “brush their teeth three times a day without fail” is for you.

▼ Left to right: the "Having Fun" scream, the "American Comic Book" scream, the "Fear" scream, the "Kid" scream and the "Nice Teeth"scream.

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While the coronavirus has made 2020 a bit of a nightmare, it’s good to see many creative and amusing solutions being thought up to overcome it. Who knows what other inventions will appear in the near future?

Related: Greenland

Source: PR Times

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I have been on several rollercoasters and have never felt the urge to scream.

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So if you've decided not to wear one, then your solution to stay home satisfies all parties.

I'm not staying at home. I'm just going to business that do not take stupid unscientific measures.

I don't want economic suicide, but I also understand that business are desperate. For many it isn't about any health benefits masks could provide, but a desperate pledge pandering to an OCD like audience so that people go back to their business.

Some of them do it in order to get money from the government. (I could also apply for one of these programs, but I'm not going to agree to unscientific panic inducing measures to make the world a worst place just to get a bit of money)

Thing is, when you overdue measures to the point people feel humiliated, it will backfire. The most extreme Corona doomers will not go to their bussiness no matter what extreme measures they take, and will lose extra revenue.

Telling people to not do something that is for the most part an involuntary reaction, people will feel humiliated by it, and of course they will not go.

Japan's Q2 GDP has gone over negative 20%, and that's with the virus in Japan being for the most part tamer than the common flu.

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Tell that to all the business that will go bankrupt this year ;)

Well, if they wanted your business, they wouldn't be requiring you to wear a mask, would they. So, as much as the almost definitely would love your business with a mask, they've prioritized (or had prioritized for them) the wearing of the mask. So if you've decided not to wear one, then your solution to stay home satisfies all parties.

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Thank you. That’s a good solution to your issue for everyone.

Tell that to all the business that will go bankrupt this year ;)

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I see more and more these stupid rules of mask wearing, even inside places were you are supposed to eat with your mouth, so I've stopped altogether going to those places.

Thank you. That’s a good solution to your issue for everyone.

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I, for one, will not be going to any amusement park until silly rules requiring masks and not screaming are removed. It's as if they don't want my business.

Same here.

In fact, after May when all this madness started in Japan, I started to go out to restaurants more frequently to try to help out business, but now a days I see more and more these stupid rules of mask wearing, even inside places were you are supposed to eat with your mouth, so I've stopped altogether going to those places.

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Most Japanese thing ever..

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The world has gone stark raving mad. I, for one, will not be going to any amusement park until silly rules requiring masks and not screaming are removed. It's as if they don't want my business.

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