How Do You NOT Scream!

I love roller coasters!  The Bigger, the Badder, the Faster, the Better!  If you're like me, half of the fun of riding on roller coasters and other big amusement park, or theme park, attractions is the adrenaline rush.  There is something freeing about being terrified to the point that you let out a blood curdling scream.

Now try hopping on one of these thrill rides without screaming and that brings us to SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Amusement Parks Banning Screaming On Rides Because Of Coronavirus: The Wall Street Journal says theme parks throughout the world are banning screaming on roller coasters and other rides because of the coronavirus. Some riders are also being asked to wear masks in order to stop the spread of covid-19. Disney World in Florida has no rules about screaming although Disneyland and Universal Studios in Japan forbid it.

I have a couple of questions.  First, How Do You NOT Scream on a giant roller coaster and second, how do you enforce no screaming?  Do you stop the ride as soon as someone lets out a shriek?  Do you ban them from the ride after a bellow?  Do you banish them from the park after screech?

Screaming is a primal response to fear and stress.  How do you tell someone to not scream when you allow them to get on a ride that is designed to get them to do just that?  Does anyone else see the the hypocrisy in a policy that prohibits screaming?  I think, at some point, we've all lost our common sense.

On a brighter note, here's another SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Disney Reopening: The Daily Mail says Disney theme parks will reopen this weekend with increased coronavirus safety measures. Reservations, reduced capacity, face masks, temperature checks and enforced social distancing will help keep guests safe. Some rides will have plexiglass barriers in order to reduce contact among guests. Parades and fireworks have been cancelled. Character meet-and-greets have also been canceled.

Whether you scream or don't scream, at least some things are getting a little bit back to normal and at least theme parks are re-opening.  If you'd like to check out a local attraction, the Missouri River Festival opens Friday at the Bismarck Event Center, but please No Screaming...

The Missouri River Festival starts it's annual 10 day run on Friday July 10th. The Mighty Thomas Carnival once again brings over two dozen rides to the burning pavement outside the Bismarck Event Center...SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!


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