As freedom lovin’ Americans dust off their boots and get ready to take their annual summer vacation, most are already prepared for the onslaught of safety restrictions, mandatory masks, and temperature checks.
But in addition to the “new normal,” some businesses are taking it to the extreme and forcing guests to follow insane rules such as no cheering or screaming on roller coasters.
Yes, you can’t make this stuff up – people all over the world have lost their minds in the name of “safety” – and you won’t believe the ever-growing list of rules you’ll be expected to follow.
No More Screaming On Roller Coasters
Thrill seekers have long traveled the world to experience the highest drops and sharpest turns on roller coasters.
The excitement of going up the hill slowly only to descend down at a high-speed causes many people to scream at the thrill.
In fact, people pay hundreds of dollars at amusement parks for their families to experience the latest daring coaster.
But in Japan, they’ve actually BANNED screaming or cheering on roller coasters, claiming it is a safety hazard!
What are people supposed to do?
Walk around amusement parks in silence?
Hold in their excitement and joy with a somber face?
Not cheer on thrilling rides?
Give me a break!
It’s a natural instinct to let out a scream of happiness while actually ENJOYING oneself at an amusement park.
But if you visit an amusement park in Japan, no fun for you!
Creepy Customer Service
We get it. Customer service employees have to wear masks.
Yes it’s annoying, but it is what it is.
At this point, many travelers are so desperate to get out of the house, they’ll roll with anything just to get into their favorite places!
However, some businesses are taking their “safety” requirements even further – warning that their already-lackluster customer service is about to get worse.
Instead of verbally talking to customers, employees are being instructed and encouraged to communicate via “smiley eyes” or “hand gestures”.
“Customer service may also be compromised, note the guidelines, as conversations should be kept as short as possible.
“As a new style of customer service, even when you’re wearing a mask, you can use a combination of smiley eyes, hand gestures, etc., to communicate with visitors,” says one of the suggestions.”
One can’t even imagine how miserable this could get when trying to ask a simple question and receiving “smiley eyes” as a verbal answer.
Or trying to communicate a need only to be abruptly cut off by a customer service rep who has been instructed to keep conversations short. Insanity!
Disney Is Making 3-Year Old Kids Wear Masks
We previously reported how Disney actually posted on their website that people who visit their parks have an “inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19”.
Yeah, like that’s going to bring in the crowds!
Walt Disney theme parks are set to open mid-July, but it won’t exactly be Disney as usual.
In a strange “new normal” sort of way, Disney basically warned customers that things will be “different,” but by working together everyone can find “new ways to create magical moments”.
So, plan on going to Disney?
They are requiring everyone OVER THE AGE OF 2 to wear a mask!
Yes, that means your sweet little 3-year-old girl is expected to wear a “snuggly fitting” mask the entire time she walks around Disney World.
What parent is going to subject their child to that?
And in reality, what child is going to wear a mask for 10 hours on a hot summer day just to ride a few rides?
Give me a break.
Yes, Americans are wanting to travel – but not at just any cost.
Being forced to communicate via hand gestures and being banned from cheering on rides is not going to bring people through the doors.
And most Americans are simply going to say “no thanks” to being forced to wear a mask on a cruise with closed pools and no entertainment.
As businesses around the world implement their “new normal,” many Americans will likely choose to opt out and choose alternate ways to vacation this summer.
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