In this challenging time as theme parks begin to reopen, social distancing on attractions has become a new normal. Ride designer Zamperla has come up with a new solution: plexiglass safety barriers on rides.
The concept for the plexiglass safety barrier will “guarantee” social distancing for theme park guests on attractions, and installation will be “easy, fast and affordable; no major changes to the ride are required.”
These barriers can be installed on the back of each ride seat, so that riders would have the safety barrier in front of their hands. This protects guests from germs spread through droplets that result from people speaking, sneezing, coughing, and screaming.
The Zamperla Prototype Team is working to design and manufacture these plexiglass barriers for the majority of their iconic attractions found in theme and amusement parks around the world, including Magic Bikes, Disk’O, Sky Tower, Happy Swing, Junior Coaster, and more.
Would these safety barriers make you feel safer on attractions? Would you rather have these as a safety measure than loading rides with limited capacity? Let us know in the comments.