2045 Orlando Solar Eclipse

Coaster Lover

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Well, here's a thread that will get some chat, then go quiet for 20 years, then probably be acceptable when it reawakens...

The next major solar eclipse in the United States is August 12, 2045 (a Saturday)... and it looks like WDW will be a prime viewing location for the event (weather permitting).

Start planning your trip now! ;)
 

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ppete1975

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I'll be 50; speak for yourself.
Not to bring down the mood in the room, but lots of people die before 50. And there are alot of people on these message boards over 60, 70, or im sure 80. My original point stands. It sounds like a few years away but in reality the chance of a) this board still being here b) everyone here still being around c) everyone caring d) WDW not being under the ocean e) world pandemics f) who knows. Its a nice thought that all of us will be here in 2044.

I seem to have hit a trigger with many, for even broaching the subject though for mentioning peoples mortality.
 

StarWarsGirl

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Not to bring down the mood in the room, but lots of people die before 50. And there are alot of people on these message boards over 60, 70, or im sure 80. My original point stands. It sounds like a few years away but in reality the chance of a) this board still being here b) everyone here still being around c) everyone caring d) WDW not being under the ocean e) world pandemics f) who knows. Its a nice thought that all of us will be here in 2044.

I seem to have hit a trigger with many, for even broaching the subject though for mentioning peoples mortality.
My parents are both alive and they're in their late 50s/early 60s, both in excellent health. I still have two grandparents alive in their 80s, both in excellent health. One grandparent lived into his 80s with having MS. I only have one great grandparent who didn't make it to 80; she died in childbirth and I've already outlived her. I've done my ancestry, and I have so many ancestors who lived way longer than they had any business living to at the time. Barring some tragedy like a car accident or stepping out in front of a bus, I intend to be around for at least the next 50 years.
 

ppete1975

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My parents are both alive and they're in their late 50s/early 60s, both in excellent health. I still have two grandparents alive in their 80s, both in excellent health. One grandparent lived into his 80s with having MS. I only have one great grandparent who didn't make it to 80; she died in childbirth and I've already outlived her. I've done my ancestry, and I have so many ancestors who lived way longer than they had any business living to at the time. Barring some tragedy like a car accident or stepping out in front of a bus, I intend to be around for at least the next 50 years.
Not really my intent to start this discussion. But there are diseases that arent always heridatary, people have heart attacks with no family history and no health issues, lots of drunk drivers, or someone causing a car wreck that involves you that you have no control over, there are a million ways to die. I will probably delete the comment as it seems that a flippant remark that we all just assume everyone will be on this site and alive in 21 years sounded funny and sweet to me.

But clearly people are not happy with someone mentioning mortality.
 

StarWarsGirl

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Not really my intent to start this discussion. But there are diseases that arent always heridatary, people have heart attacks with no family history and no health issues, lots of drunk drivers, or someone causing a car wreck that involves you that you have no control over, there are a million ways to die. I will probably delete the comment as it seems that a flippant remark that we all just assume everyone will be on this site and alive in 21 years sounded funny and sweet to me.

But clearly people are not happy with someone mentioning mortality.
I'm aware. I've already had cancer; I'm the anomaly in my family in that respect. And I mean, I could always step out in front of a bus, but my plan is to be alive into my 90s. Old is a mindset. 😂
 

JIMINYCR

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Not to bring down the mood in the room, but lots of people die before 50. And there are alot of people on these message boards over 60, 70, or im sure 80. My original point stands. It sounds like a few years away but in reality the chance of a) this board still being here b) everyone here still being around c) everyone caring d) WDW not being under the ocean e) world pandemics f) who knows. Its a nice thought that all of us will be here in 2044.

I seem to have hit a trigger with many, for even broaching the subject though for mentioning peoples mortality.
Well with the advancements that have been made already to extend the number of year we live, who knows what further progress will be made to slow down aging, discoveries to cure disease, medical treatments that will be used for our longevity. AI being used for better detection of diseases that allow faster treatments. I plan on being here.
Note to DS..... dont plan on an inheritance for quite some time.
 

Coaster Lover

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In the Parks
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Not sure if the idea of being at WDW for the eclipse is genius or madness. On the one hand, I feel like the energy there would be crazy. On the other hand, feels like the chance for clouds in the early afternoon in Florida in August would likely be pretty high, in addition to the fact that it will likely be a complete madhouse of people all trying to be there to see the event.
 

MagicRat

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Not to bring down the mood in the room, but lots of people die before 50. And there are alot of people on these message boards over 60, 70, or im sure 80. My original point stands. It sounds like a few years away but in reality the chance of a) this board still being here b) everyone here still being around c) everyone caring d) WDW not being under the ocean e) world pandemics f) who knows. Its a nice thought that all of us will be here in 2044.

I seem to have hit a trigger with many, for even broaching the subject though for mentioning peoples mortality.
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