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Disneyland, theme parks return missing one key ingredient: screams

When Southern California’s theme parks reopen as early as April, it could be with one very significant and silent difference: no screaming on rides.

The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA), a trade group which represents theme parks statewide, is backing a plan that would tamp down on shouting on rides, such as rollercoasters, in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

California’s reopening guidelines calls for businesses to limit activities that can spread the virus, such as singing and shouting.

That means that visitors to parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags and Knott’s Berry Farm may be asked to keep it down on such rides.

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Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.