Politics Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

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FuturePort83

Premium Member
Instead of acting like petulant babies and whining about whether rules will work or not these people embraced the temporary “new normal” and came up with what looks like a pretty decent way to get to do something we all thought wasn’t going to be possible any time soon. If people spent even half the effort they spend coming up with reasons to discredit rules and safety precautions we could have a lot of innovative stuff like this.



"Our" Joe Rohde commented on this set up

 

_caleb

Well-Known Member
I honestly expected Disney to introduce measures like these in the Parks. I know live shows are still on hiatus, but even for fireworks or parades socially distanced “boxes” like these would help organize people who don’t seem to want to be organized. Also, the “box service” approach to concessions sales seems like an easy way to keep those Mickey Bars selling.
 

MaximumEd

Well-Known Member
I honestly expected Disney to introduce measures like these in the Parks. I know live shows are still on hiatus, but even for fireworks or parades socially distanced “boxes” like these would help organize people who don’t seem to want to be organized. Also, the “box service” approach to concessions sales seems like an easy way to keep those Mickey Bars selling.

That’s a lot of infrastructure to drag in and out for fireworks.
 

mellyf

Active Member
Illinois was the second state to issue a shelter in place order, masks became mandatory in businesses and public places on May 1, and the state opened slowly with 28 days between phases instead of 14. Outdoor dining was allowed in June and indoor with severe restrictions in July. Hair salons were not open until the very end of June. The positivity rate was down to 2.6 at one point but has been going up steadily and is now 4.1. Bars were allowed to open in July but were almost immediately subjected to tighter restrictions.

I’m not sure what else can reasonably be done at this point. I’m sure individuals are behaving the way people will - some are taking it more seriously than others. But the positivity rate is going up despite what I believe is the state’s best efforts.

As another Illinoisan, I think there is a big difference between what is happening in more populated areas vs more rural. From what I've been able to tell, the few times we've gone into the suburbs (we live about 45 miles west of the western suburbs), people take it much more seriously than out where I live. And south of us is even worse. There is a town about 15 min from me that had a 5-fold increase in positive cases in less than 3 weeks. A bar/restaurant in another town (that my husband and I have gotten carryout from once) had an employee test positive recently. They have an outside carryout window which they were NOT using. The one time we did carryout, my husband went in to pick up the food. He was the only one wearing a mask, and the place was packed. Our positivity rate is going up, imo, because people don't want to follow the guidelines.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member

DCBaker

Well-Known Member
Some numbers from one of the unions -

"About 10,000 out of the 18,000 Disney hotel housekeepers and food/beverage workers in Unite Here Local 737 haven’t returned to work yet, said Jeremy Haicken, a leader of the union.

“It’s an enormous number. All of them are at the mercy of this horrible unemployment system. They’re now living at most $275 a week while the Congress and the president squabble. It’s unreal what people are going through,” Haicken said. “At the moment, there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel.”"

 

GoofGoof

Premium Member

I honestly expected Disney to introduce measures like these in the Parks. I know live shows are still on hiatus, but even for fireworks or parades socially distanced “boxes” like these would help organize people who don’t seem to want to be organized. Also, the “box service” approach to concessions sales seems like an easy way to keep those Mickey Bars selling.
If they really wanted to do fireworks they should set something like this up somewhere that it can stay up. Maybe around 7 Seas Lagoon somewhere. They would need to work out the logistics of people trying to stop and watch without being in the boxes. They could offer it as an up charge too, bit would be nice if it was part of admission.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Some numbers from one of the unions -

"About 10,000 out of the 18,000 Disney hotel housekeepers and food/beverage workers in Unite Here Local 737 haven’t returned to work yet, said Jeremy Haicken, a leader of the union.

“It’s an enormous number. All of them are at the mercy of this horrible unemployment system. They’re now living at most $275 a week while the Congress and the president squabble. It’s unreal what people are going through,” Haicken said. “At the moment, there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel.”"

That’s tragic. And the numbers may go down further when the NBA wraps up and kids go back to school driving demand down even more. So much for opening up WDW for the sake of the workers. Looks like many aren’t getting anything out of it. Really sad.
 

HarperRose

Member

I honestly expected Disney to introduce measures like these in the Parks. I know live shows are still on hiatus, but even for fireworks or parades socially distanced “boxes” like these would help organize people who don’t seem to want to be organized. Also, the “box service” approach to concessions sales seems like an easy way to keep those Mickey Bars selling.
They don't have the space to leave the boxes out and it would take an incredible amount of manpower and inconvenience to guests to do that multiple times a day.
 

Andrew C

You know what's funny?
Premium Member
That’s tragic. And the numbers may go down further when the NBA wraps up and kids go back to school driving demand down even more. So much for opening up WDW for the sake of the workers. Looks like many aren’t getting anything out of it. Really sad.
8,000 of 18,000 are getting something as they are back to work. Hopefully all can stay.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
8,000 of 18,000 are getting something as they are back to work. Hopefully all can stay.
Sure, it’s better than 18,000 people living on $275 a week, but thats a real tough situation for the other 10,000. I assume since they are still furloughed they are at least getting benefits as opposed to getting laid off and getting nothing.
 

DCBaker

Well-Known Member
Numbers are out -

They did not include the "change in deaths since previous report" again - there were 228 new reported deaths.

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