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Do you think that Disney world will reclose its gates due to the rising number of COVID cases in Florida and around the country?

Andrew C

You know what's funny?
I think it goes beyond that. Florida has almost half the population of California, but it beat it today in daily cases.
I was more referring to the fact that all three have been trending up in cases and hospitalizations. Significantly. And that all three didnt get hit with the virus at the same time the northeast did.
I think the majority of states now are trending up.
 

DVCakaCarlF

Well-Known Member
I didn't say anything about wearing masks or distancing guidelines. My response was to the people that want Disney and other businesses to be closed again.
People can decide whether or not is is safe for them to go out...I still can’t understand why parents send their unvaccinated children to school, but do it anyway.

When I go on a cruise, bus, plane, Home Depot, I’m deciding for myself to accept the risk of contracting not only Covid but any airborne virus.
 

carolina_yankee

Well-Known Member
Unless Universal closes and Florida shuts down, there is really no point to Disney closing. Where has all the outrage been that other Florida attractions are open? I mean, it’s not like Disney hasn’t dramatically altered the protocols in order to mitigate risk.

Quite frankly, if people want the parks closed then, through their government, they need to close the parks. This business closing while they business staying open gets us nowhere.
 

TrojanUSC

Well-Known Member
Unless Universal closes and Florida shuts down, there is really no point to Disney closing. Where has all the outrage been that other Florida attractions are open? I mean, it’s not like Disney hasn’t dramatically altered the protocols in order to mitigate risk.

Quite frankly, if people want the parks closed then, through their government, they need to close the parks. This business closing while they business staying open gets us nowhere.

Disney is the 800lb gorilla in the room when it comes to parks. They're also a major tourism driver while Universal is more of a "locals" park. Importantly, the other parks opened when things were looking okay but now the house is on fire and Disney is reopening.
 
None of these measures are safe. They mitigate risk but do not eliminate it. Getting more and more people interacting is more and more testing of the measures, more opportunities for failure.

None of the measures are safe? No safety measures of any kind, for anything, bring risk down to absolute 0. Though, according to the experts, maintaining 6 feet and wearing a mask brings it pretty darn close to 0.

By that rationale hotel balconies are unsafe because 5 - 10 people per year fall off despite having safety railings, and by building more hotels with balconies we are testing the measures and have more opportunities for failure.
 

carolina_yankee

Well-Known Member
Disney is the 800lb gorilla in the room when it comes to parks. They're also a major tourism driver while Universal is more of a "locals" park. Importantly, the other parks opened when things were looking okay but now the house is on fire and Disney is reopening.

It doesn’t matter. If Universal isn’t closing, Disney most likely isn’t closing. Hasn't the argument been here that Universal forced Disney’s hand?
 

legwand77

Well-Known Member
Would love to see your data on this. People on the ground who work in the hospitals and news articles are saying otherwise. Less available ICU beds and more ERs on diversion due to capacity in the last week.
The Florida hospital association dashboard been linked many times
 

lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
None of the measures are safe? No safety measures of any kind, for anything, bring risk down to absolute 0. Though, according to the experts, maintaining 6 feet and wearing a mask brings it pretty darn close to 0.

By that rationale hotel balconies are unsafe because 5 - 10 people per year fall off despite having safety railings, and by building more hotels with balconies we are testing the measures and have more opportunities for failure.
That’s not even close to a good analogy. Neither balconies nor guardrails inherently fail or their structural integrity tested with each use. We wouldn’t allow hotel balconies if each time one was used there was a chance it would just fail.
 

BrianLo

Well-Known Member
I have already been to Disney last Thursday, whatever that has to do with my agenda

I've just incidentally noticed that most of the strong proponents were planning to go for opening. It's a similar phenomenon to those who speak the loudest about refurbs when it falls during their planned vacation.

Agenda is a strong word, more like an indirect bias. If one had a trip planned - it infers they strongly wanted WDW to open for their individualized priority.

We all have bias; many many competing layers. I fully admit some bias that I want the US to get things under control so that it's both safe and feasible to travel there. Of course that does not also mean I want people to be healthy and thrive by simply controlling the pandemic. I do not want the border to open until those metrics are met so that my country can more safely remain open. Likewise I'm naturally biased that COVID closures do not impact my job security, in-fact risk of quarantine would impact me more than mandated closures.

I could go on and on, but the people who were going on or near opening were definitely biased.
 

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