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    Default No Screaming allowed on the Rollercoaster called "Screamer!"

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - No screaming on the Screamer!


    A suburban amusement park has gotten so many complaints from neighbors about bloodcurdling screams that it has instituted a no-shrieking rule for its scary new thrill ride, the Scandia Screamer, a gigantic, windmill-like contraption that sends people plunging 16 stories to Earth at nearly 60 mph.


    Riders who let out a screech - or just about any other noise - are pulled off and sent to the back of the line.


    "After the first complaint, our rule was no profanity," said Steve Baddley, general manager at the Scandia Family Fun Center. "Then neighbors said it wasn't just that - it was the crazy, excessive screaming. Then they said it was really all of it, the loud laughing, everything. Eventually, we said, `Bag it, that's it - no noise.'"


    The rule was imposed March 29, nearly three weeks after the ride opened.


    As passengers are strapped into the two metal baskets, the operator recites this warning: "We are required to remove you from this ride if you make any noise. If you feel you might make a noise, please cover your mouth tightly with you hand, like this (The operator then covers mouth with hand). If we hear any noise through your hand, we will remove you from the ride. So please remain silent and enjoy the screamer."


    Those who dared the ride this week said keeping quiet is harder than it sounds.


    "I think we were just talking loudly. I wouldn't say it was screaming," said 15-year-old Anna Matsoyan, after she and her little sister were pulled off the ride for what sounded more like a whimper. "It's kind of a bummer. It makes you want to scream."
    The ban can also be confusing for the ride's operators. Last weekend, park employees stopped the Screamer only to realize it wasn't a rider who ran afoul of the new policy, but a customer on the park's miniature golf course who howled after hitting a hole-in-one.


    Most of the complaints have come from residents in a pocket of neatly landscaped homes that are separated from the 30-year-old amusement park by a 12-lane freeway.


    Tom Gardner and other neighbors acknowledge that living next to Interstate 80 is noisy, but say the Screamer has become an entirely new kind of nuisance. It is loud, lights up at night and gives riders a peek into backyard swimming pools, they say.


    The 165-foot ride is so tall that the Federal Aviation Administration forced the amusement park to install warning lights on its rotating arms.


    Gardner has moved his cigar smoking to his garage because the
    Screamer has marred the view from his back patio.


    "I'm sure it's affected our property value," he said.


    Given the new policy, will the Scandia Screamer be renamed?


    "No, we can't afford a new sign," Baddley said. "Besides, it's kind of our niche now. Those who have complained have created a ton more business for the very thing they complained about."


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    This is friggin hilarious! It's like near impossible to not scream on a rollercoaster. XD

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    maybe for you... i dared my friend to sit on the front of Kingda Ka and not scream and we did it... hella fun ride tho XD



    but that is a stupid rule though, very ironic.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    no screaming = not fun

    if you can't scream as much as you can. how can you enjoy the ride? its like watching a comedy and your not allowed to laugh >:/

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    Suburban folk...

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    I never scream on roller coasters, don't really see any reason to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonai View Post
    I never scream on roller coasters, don't really see any reason to.
    what? wheres the fun in that? don't tell me you just sit there and watches everyone make weird faces while their screaming? ......... that does sound fun

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    That's dumb. I don't scream on rollercoasters but I do scream when the ride goes up and then straight down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Vincent_ View Post
    what? wheres the fun in that? don't tell me you just sit there and watches everyone make weird faces while their screaming? ......... that does sound fun
    Something like that...

    I prefer the electromagnetic roller coasters anyways, almost no drops, just lots and lots of corkscrews and turns and loops.

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    I never scream on roller coasters tho .. :/
    It's not that I try not to.. I just don't.

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    ^do you just get so scared that you dont scream?
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