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Park official: Playland staff undergoes sensitivity training on various cultures
by Andrew Klappholz
Westchester County Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter Tartaglia said Wednesday that the Playland amusement park's staff undergoes sensitivity training at the beginning of each season to teach them how to deal with patrons of various backgrounds, including Muslims.
It includes online classes as well as in-person training that deals specifically with religious traditions and providing customer service to the disabled.
However, the park does not permit head gear of any types — neither hijabs nor baseball caps— on 16 of its 26 major rides. Such bans are also enforced on five of the park's 21 Kiddyland rides.
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