Well since it takes two weeks for it to show up and then more time to track the data.......no I'm not surprised.Surprise or no surprise? Orange County had a COVID-19 update this evening, and the question was brought up if any small outbreaks had been directly related to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort. The answer was no, however, there has been individual cases (which is inevitable).
Now the question I’m asking is: Are you surprised that there hasn’t been any small outbreak linked to the parks? Walt Disney World has been open not for very long, but still enough time for some reports to come in. Universal Orlando has been open for well over a month. (Just keeping it together with Disney.)
and depending on your choice, should we expect outbreaks from the parks, or individual cases only? It all depends on if you think what the parks are doing will work.
Crowds don’t make the experience less depressing.
Besides, it’s not depressing at all. It’s the best trip to Disney I’ve had in a while, despite some disappointment for missing preshows, shows, and restaurants.
There are tons of positives and being able to move around the park without the crowds is amazing.
For fans, probably a modified experience overall is disappointing but for casual visitors, the fact that the parks are empty, wait times are minimal to walk-ons on all parks (except Hollywood Studios) that is worth it.
Who cares about preshows if I was able to ride Flight of Passage, Dinosaur, Aerosmith and Tower of Terror multiple times a day. There was even an instance where we didn't have to exit and the castmember said "Do you wanna go again?" That alone is something that will never happen when it all goes back to normal.
Not sure how you can just gloss over the fact the parks have never been this uncrowded since probably the 1970s. It was an absolute JOY to walk around the Magic Kingdom with literally no guests in my path and walk on to every single attraction. The cast members were better than ever (they are mostly full time and great at their jobs).Being able to breath properly and being able to physically see the faces of the people you are with is all part of the experience. You keep going though, because we need those to break the ice for us in order to get back to normal. I applaud you for being that one guy, but it is just too expensive for me to have all of those restrictions that will limit my fun.
That happened years ago to me at Busch Gardens in 1991. It was in March, so you would think that the parks would have been relatively busy, but I can remember near the end of the day just jumping on the Pirate ship ride time and time again and sometimes being the only one in there. To the point where my mom was so impressed by that she took a picture, that's how I remember.
But Disney needs the full experience to fully be appreciated. The fireworks show for example, the parades, etc. Even jamming yourselves onto the ferry just to get to the Magic Kingdom is all part of it. I would hope that the people attending now make our society and Disney realize the sky is not falling and they can get back to their normal procedures sooner rather than later with no restrictions, because I sure as heck miss this place, and before hand if I couldn't go it was purely because of finances. But it is rather depressing to not even know when Disney will be Disney again. That I can't say I've ever experienced.
Not sure how you can just gloss over the fact the parks have never been this uncrowded since probably the 1970s. It was an absolute JOY to walk around the Magic Kingdom with literally no guests in my path and walk on to every single attraction. The cast members were better than ever (they are mostly full time and great at their jobs).
Yes, a few restaurants were closed and some shows were not operational...and yes, you had to wear a mask. But wow, everything else was incredible.
If I had my choice, I'd take the current experience over the packed crowds experience any day.
The entitled & anti-maskers have both been making their thoughts known all over comment sections on Facebook, so I can only imagine how bad it will be as time goes on. These people don't understand that the mask/distancing/COVID precautions that Disney is taking are company policies that they can enforce and deny entry to anyone not abiding by the policies, but they always want to go back to "it's my right not to wear a mask". I always ask them if they walked into a store, barefoot and topless, when the store had a "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy, would they think it's their "right" to shop half-naked? Let's hope these people do stay home and out of the parks.Read my mind.
The 'entitled' lot have not yet made it to the parks.
Currently we know a cast member who is quarantining because she was exposed to the virus when she went to dinner with a friend who tested positive. She worked at Disney with guests and CM several days before being informed of the exposure. The chance of exposure is there. If it wasn't a risk with the current precautionary measures in place Disney wouldn't have signs everywhere that inform people they are at risk of contracting the virus by entering their park.I will be shocked if only 2 NBA players end up positive.
As for Disney the real test will never be whether visitors get sick it will be whether the cast members get sick. Probably not that many characters will but I would be shocked if they don't get the ones serving food and drinks at counters or running cash registers and working in the shops infected within a couple of months.
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