Ride a Roller Coaster Without Screaming, Like a Boss
President of Fuji-Q Highland shows us how he rides a roller coaster without screaming
20 Jun 2020
Previously, amusement park operators in Japan who are members of the East and West Japan Theme Park Associations, proposed banning shouting, or cheering in parks (including when riding roller coasters) as one of the protocol safety procedures after amusement parks reopened after the corona virus outbreak.
Many people question whether the rule is just a joke.
In a video uploaded on Twitter, the amusement park Fuji-Q Highland shows how to ride a roller coaster in the era of New Normal. The video is showing two people in formal clothes and wearing masks riding the Fujiyama roller coaster leisurely without screaming or shouting!
The one wearing a bow tie is the president of Fuji-Q Highland Daisuke Iwata, and the one wearing a suit is Koichiro Horiuchi, president of train and bus operator Fuji Kyukou, the parent company of Fuji-Q Highland.
Horiuchi admits that he has acrophobia or fear of heights. Sometimes they even had time to fix the position of the mask that was sagging.
Please note, the Fujiyama roller coaster, which was inaugurated in 1996, is one of the tallest roller coasters in the world (ranked 8) with a height of 79 meters. Fujiyama is also the fifth longest roller coaster in the world.
"Please scream in your heart only" - that's the message that Fuji-Q Highland wanted to convey through the video message.