Shouting Must Be Limited (Even on Roller Coasters) at California Theme Parks Upon Reopening

Shouting, as an activity that may cause an increased spread of COVID-19, will need to be limited upon the reopening of California theme parks, including Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

The California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) website addresses shouting in their breakdown of Governor Newsom’s Blueprint For a Safer Economy.


CAPA lists face covering usage and modifications to attraction loading patterns as a solution to shouting possibly spreading the virus. They also point out that guests usually face in one direction on a ride.

Japanese theme parks have previously recommended guests not scream on roller coasters so as to mitigate the spread. Screaming has not been addressed at Florida theme parks, but face coverings are required at all times.

California theme parks will be allowed to reopen as of April 1, 2021. Bob Chapek announced that Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure would reopen in late April.