News Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon to remain closed until March 2021

DCBaker

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Tom P.

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Is there some significance to March 7th? Why that specific date for re-opening a water park?

I really do not understand the logic of keeping the water parks closed, and haven't from the beginning, unless it is strictly a cost cutting measure. I would think the water parks would be the safest of all of Disney's parks. They are virtually entirely outdoors. Social distancing is easily maintained. They do not have the mega-attendance that the theme parks get. And literally every ride and attraction takes place in highly chlorinated, disinfected water that could not transmit a virus.
 

HauntedPirate

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When will they (finally) offer refunds Water Park Annual Pass holders? Wife and daughter got them in February, they closed in mid-March. Still waiting...
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
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Is there some significance to March 7th? Why that specific date for re-opening a water park?

I really do not understand the logic of keeping the water parks closed, and haven't from the beginning, unless it is strictly a cost cutting measure. I would think the water parks would be the safest of all of Disney's parks. They are virtually entirely outdoors. Social distancing is easily maintained. They do not have the mega-attendance that the theme parks get. And literally every ride and attraction takes place in highly chlorinated, disinfected water that could not transmit a virus.

They are $imply keeping thing$ clo$ed for $afety rea$on$. 😉
 

monothingie

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Is there some significance to March 7th? Why that specific date for re-opening a water park?

I really do not understand the logic of keeping the water parks closed, and haven't from the beginning, unless it is strictly a cost cutting measure. I would think the water parks would be the safest of all of Disney's parks. They are virtually entirely outdoors. Social distancing is easily maintained. They do not have the mega-attendance that the theme parks get. And literally every ride and attraction takes place in highly chlorinated, disinfected water that could not transmit a virus.
Spring break and Easter
 

Mike730

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Is there some significance to March 7th? Why that specific date for re-opening a water park?

I really do not understand the logic of keeping the water parks closed, and haven't from the beginning, unless it is strictly a cost cutting measure. I would think the water parks would be the safest of all of Disney's parks. They are virtually entirely outdoors. Social distancing is easily maintained. They do not have the mega-attendance that the theme parks get. And literally every ride and attraction takes place in highly chlorinated, disinfected water that could not transmit a virus.

I've been under the exact opposite assumption about Covid park safety, especially from an airborne transmission perspective. It wasn't until reading your post that I've even considered the water parks might be safe. Everyone rubbing their eyes/nose/face when getting out of the water, spitting/snotting too, then touching paths, railings, chairs, towels etc. So many opportunities for bodily fluid transfer, though, I understand the chlorinated water may provide a touch transfer safety net.

If I'm in the parks at least everyone walking by has a mask and there are CMs everywhere barking safety orders. I can't imagine trying to keep people 6 feet away in the wave pool, lazy river, on the walking paths, and in lines for food and rides. And none of those people will have masks on. Being outdoors is nice but I don't think outside air is an exception to the 6 ft guideline.
 

Mainahman

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Is there some significance to March 7th? Why that specific date for re-opening a water park?

I really do not understand the logic of keeping the water parks closed, and haven't from the beginning, unless it is strictly a cost cutting measure. I would think the water parks would be the safest of all of Disney's parks. They are virtually entirely outdoors. Social distancing is easily maintained. They do not have the mega-attendance that the theme parks get. And literally every ride and attraction takes place in highly chlorinated, disinfected water that could not transmit a virus.
A birthday gift to me!!!!
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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Is there some significance to March 7th? Why that specific date for re-opening a water park?

I really do not understand the logic of keeping the water parks closed, and haven't from the beginning, unless it is strictly a cost cutting measure. I would think the water parks would be the safest of all of Disney's parks. They are virtually entirely outdoors. Social distancing is easily maintained. They do not have the mega-attendance that the theme parks get. And literally every ride and attraction takes place in highly chlorinated, disinfected water that could not transmit a virus.
Waterparks are not a money maker...they never were.

They are a “filler” diversion meant to increase length of stays decades ago.

So half filled water parks are not even close to money makers.

Follow the math and you won’t go wrong
 

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