Japan’s silent rollercoaster ride gets global screams of approval

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Japan’s silent rollercoaster ride gets global screams of approval

The slogan, ‘Scream inside your heart’, has been described as ‘the best description of 2020 ever’

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It might be the unlikeliest instructional video yet, but footage of two Japanese amusement park executives demonstrating how to “scream inside your heart” to avoid spreading Covid-19 while on a rollercoaster has been a roaring success.

“Now our customers stay silent while riding on rollercoasters,” a spokesperson for amusement park operator Fujikyuko said, after the video on riding etiquette for the coronavirus era went viral.

The video features the executives, one in a suit and tie, the other in a shirt and bow tie, sitting stiff-backed and straight-faced in silence, with the only sounds coming from the whipping of the wind and the grinding of the rollercoaster...

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