According to new guidelines for CA theme parks, masks must be worn to 'mitigate the effects of shouting'


As of April, you may be able to finally return to Southern California’s theme parks, but a few new rules may tamp down on the fun -- face masks must be worn to "mitigate the effects of shouting."

"Additionally, on rides, guests generally face in one direction," the California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA), a trade group that represents theme parks statewide wrote in its responsible reopening plan.

Both Los Angeles and Orange counties are moving closer to the state's orange tier, which allows for theme parks to reopen beginning April 1. Under the guidelines, they will be allowed to reopen at 15% capacity, but with in-state visitors only.

Guidelines also include physical distancing from groups of different households; and ride seating will group families/household units together and not mix with other guests.