News PHOTOS - Construction on some new projects comes to a halt at Walt Disney World

BromBones

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Limiting the size of construction crews outside shouldn't even be an issue.
As long as they aren't in an enclosed space it should be fine.
 

wdwmagic

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Work has indeed been halted for the repainting of Cinderella's Castle. Yesterday around noon there wasn't a crew there nor was there one at 10:30 this morning.
Strangely that seems to be one of the ones that would appear like it could carry on. There seemed to typical bye two people per high reach, and about 7 lifts in total. Pretty good spacing.
 

realBobChapek

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No
This is significant. Once the actual pandemic is over, we will be left with the economic fallout. Most of these projects are so far along they cannot be canceled, so massive budget cuts are probably next, leaving us with a watered down product.

If it were safe to work now, they could push through and get as much done as possible before the economy hits rock bottom.
 

celluloid

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I predict it is possible the Chinese parks to be partially owned or operated by the Walt Disney Company much longer. Fat to be trimmed.
 
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BromBones

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This is significant. Once the actual pandemic is over, we will be left with the economic fallout. Most of these projects are so far along they cannot be canceled, so massive budget cuts are probably next, leaving us with a watered down product.

If it were safe to work now, they could push through and get as much done as possible before the economy hits rock bottom.
I think that once this thing is over there is going to be a massive economic boom. Remember, Things were going full tilt for years.
Once the chains are off people are going to be socializing, traveling, partying and buying like crazy.
People are buying groceries like crazy now, but after this is over people will just go out simply to go out, because they can.
As the stock market is dropping investors are buying the hell out of the low shares and once it is all over the stock market will explode with all of the reinvestment.
This summer will be amazing I believe.
 

Doberge

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Shutting down feels more like a PR move. Disney took a hit in some corners for not closing sooner and having those weekend crowds. "Here's Disney Forcing People to Work" headlines with accompanying drone photos would have arguably been unfair but certainly would have been viewed negatively by many.
 

celluloid

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I think that once this thing is over there is going to be a massive economic boom. Remember, Things were going full tilt for years.
Once the chains are off people are going to be socializing, traveling, partying and buying like crazy.
People are buying groceries like crazy now, but after this is over people will just go out simply to go out, because they can.
As the stock market is dropping investors are buying the hell out of the low shares and once it is all over the stock market will explode with all of the reinvestment.
This summer will be amazing I believe.
Hopefully you are right. Hopefully people have money and did not have to reschedule far and replan a savings to do so.
 

realBobChapek

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In the Parks
No
I think that once this thing is over there is going to be a massive economic boom. Remember, Things were going full tilt for years.
Once the chains are off people are going to be socializing, traveling, partying and buying like crazy.
People are buying groceries like crazy now, but after this is over people will just go out simply to go out, because they can.
As the stock market is dropping investors are buying the hell out of the low shares and once it is all over the stock market will explode with all of the reinvestment.
This summer will be amazing I believe.
I can see this as a possibility, however I am also concerned that the opposite will happen and most people will be financially screwed, triggering a Depression.
 

Jon81uk

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I think that once this thing is over there is going to be a massive economic boom. Remember, Things were going full tilt for years.
Once the chains are off people are going to be socializing, traveling, partying and buying like crazy.
People are buying groceries like crazy now, but after this is over people will just go out simply to go out, because they can.
As the stock market is dropping investors are buying the hell out of the low shares and once it is all over the stock market will explode with all of the reinvestment.
This summer will be amazing I believe.
That's probably 18 months away really before people can really travel long distances, I think there will be far more people unemployed with no money than those who will be looking to go on a spending spree. Maybe the parks will re-open at some point in 2020, but I don't see international guests attending this year and although current construction (Tron, Rat, Guardians) will likely be completed, its going to be like the 9/11 aftermath with nothing new for years now.
 

skiir97

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...although current construction (Tron, Rat, Guardians) will likely be completed, its going to be like the 9/11 aftermath with nothing new for years now.
What are the odds that they just cancel EPCOT's renovation (like cancel the demolition of the Innovations and building the coffee table)?
 
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