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Surprise! Red Tier Now Begins Sunday; Downtown Disney Restaurants???

TP2000

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Sitting Inside at the Anaheim White House, about to order Stesk and Lobster.

Guess their clocks got sprung forward early.

I'm still in San Diego this evening. San Diego County is staying in the Purple Tier for now, but you can't tell. It seems more indoor restaurants and indoor bars are open here than even in OC, probably because of the Navy influence and the younger demographics who are ready to party and spend money. 🤣
Currently at GardenWalk. Surprisingly busy. Lots of folks walking around, enjoying life.

The pent up demand for entertainment in SoCal is huge. Most other states reopened their economies months and months ago, so their demand is normalized. This is going to be like V-J Day when it finally ends here in SoCal. 🤣

I asked a friend's son who is in the service what the regs are for dining in San Diego County for servicemen, and mentioned the three Marine officers I saw eating indoors in Carlsbad on my drive down. He said the USN told Sailors that they can't eat indoors or go to bars, but... it lasted for only a few weeks and the USN gave up on it. He wasn't sure what the USMC commanders may be doing at Pendleton, but obviously it's a California-only thing since all the other states with major military installations have reopened and servicemen can eat wherever they want off base.

Yet another example of how these wayward politicians have trained an entire generation of Americans to ignore them whenever they offer "Guidance" or "Mandates" or what have you. The politicians will wish they hadn't blown this opportunity when they really need the general public to obey them, but it's far too late now for Sacramento to put that genie back in its bottle. :rolleyes:

It's nice seeing California reopen indoor dining. I think I've been able to eat inside a restaurant in my state since June or July of last year? I'm forgetting exactly when since it's been so long!

The story of Covid written in 2022 will be really interesting because of the stark differences between the way states handled it all, or even differences between large counties like here in SoCal.

Orange County won't police or enforce any of the Covid mandates from Sacramento, not even Newsom's Mandatory Statewide 10PM Curfew that every In-N-Out in the state made look impotent and pointless. But LA County has been in heavy police mode and in love with whatever Guidance or Mandate that Sacramento releases. Just this weekend there was a restaurant in Burbank trying to offer indoor dining, and LA County was threatening to shut off their water and power to force them to remain closed. :oops:
 

TP2000

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Some photos from STC Anaheim GardenWalk.

What is that FLIGHTDECK place that everyone is waiting in line to get into? Is it the same jet fighter simulators and games that used to be just off the Orange Freeway near the stadium? I'll post your photo below to show what I'm talking about.

So.... people (even Oregonians!!!) can go inside and do a simulator at a mall, but they can't go to Disneyland???

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Emmanuel

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What is that FLIGHTDECK place that everyone is waiting in line to get into? Is it the same jet fighter simulators and games that used to be just off the Orange Freeway near the stadium? I'll post your photo below to show what I'm talking about.

So.... people (even Oregonians!!!) can go inside and do a simulator at a mall, but they can't go to Disneyland???

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It aint cheap thats for sure

 

TP2000

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It aint cheap thats for sure


Oh, thank you! Yeah, that looks like the same place that used to be just off the Orange Freeway. They moved apparently to GardenWalk.

That 737 Experience looks tempting! As an avid fan of Airport, Airport '75 and Airport '77 (but not Concorde '79 with Martha Raye stuck in the lavatory) I may have to look into that! That could be a fun thing for the guys to go do when the family comes to visit.

But yeah, it's not cheap. Judging from that line to get in though, they don't need to worry about that. Like I said, there is huge pent-up demand for entertainment in SoCal.

And yet they can operate this ride experience, and not even have to worry about Socially Distancing their exterior queue through the mall, but Disney can't be trusted to operate Disneyland and run Pirates of the Caribbean.

Brilliant, Sacramento! Just brilliant! :rolleyes:
 

chadwpalm

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In the Parks
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Oh, thank you! Yeah, that looks like the same place that used to be just off the Orange Freeway. They moved apparently to GardenWalk.

That 737 Experience looks tempting! As an avid fan of Airport, Airport '75 and Airport '77 (but not Concorde '79 with Martha Raye stuck in the lavatory) I may have to look into that! That could be a fun thing for the guys to go do when the family comes to visit.

But yeah, it's not cheap. Judging from that line to get in though, they don't need to worry about that. Like I said, there is huge pent-up demand for entertainment in SoCal.

And yet they can operate this ride experience, and not even have to worry about Socially Distancing their exterior queue through the mall, but Disney can't be trusted to operate Disneyland and run Pirates of the Caribbean.

Brilliant, Sacramento! Just brilliant! :rolleyes:
There used to be a place up here in Sunnyvale called Magic Edge that did the same thing back in the mid-'90s but went belly up after a couple of years (probably due to the dot com crash). That one had the screens inside the cockpits instead of on a wall.

I'm actually pretty surprised these things still exist given the power of modern GPUs and VR. I have the current Microsoft Flight Sim with VR and aside from the lack of physical movement that the pods at Flightdeck provide, visually I feel like I'm flying a real airplane (since I have a physical yoke and throttle quadrant). You can fly a 747, 787, or Airbus a320 and the mod community adds onto them making them more realistic where all of the actual gauges and flight computers work. The current plane I've been flying a lot is the Cessna Citation CJ4 business jet.

Dogfighting against your friends in an F-18 is a fun experience though.
 

Darkbeer1

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I just couldn't take it. I know the sheer amount of Racist White Patriarchal imagery such as culturally appropriated neon llamas and unmasked Trump voters taking swigs of beverages would drive me up the wall. Shut it all down!

Heck, just the name of a restaurant can trigger folks. (Now open until 3 PM for Breakfast and Lunch.


Plus a place with SUCH Privledge!

 

cmwade77

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I'm still in San Diego this evening. San Diego County is staying in the Purple Tier for now, but you can't tell. It seems more indoor restaurants and indoor bars are open here than even in OC, probably because of the Navy influence and the younger demographics who are ready to party and spend money. 🤣


The pent up demand for entertainment in SoCal is huge. Most other states reopened their economies months and months ago, so their demand is normalized. This is going to be like V-J Day when it finally ends here in SoCal. 🤣

I asked a friend's son who is in the service what the regs are for dining in San Diego County for servicemen, and mentioned the three Marine officers I saw eating indoors in Carlsbad on my drive down. He said the USN told Sailors that they can't eat indoors or go to bars, but... it lasted for only a few weeks and the USN gave up on it. He wasn't sure what the USMC commanders may be doing at Pendleton, but obviously it's a California-only thing since all the other states with major military installations have reopened and servicemen can eat wherever they want off base.

Yet another example of how these wayward politicians have trained an entire generation of Americans to ignore them whenever they offer "Guidance" or "Mandates" or what have you. The politicians will wish they hadn't blown this opportunity when they really need the general public to obey them, but it's far too late now for Sacramento to put that genie back in its bottle. :rolleyes:



The story of Covid written in 2022 will be really interesting because of the stark differences between the way states handled it all, or even differences between large counties like here in SoCal.

Orange County won't police or enforce any of the Covid mandates from Sacramento, not even Newsom's Mandatory Statewide 10PM Curfew that every In-N-Out in the state made look impotent and pointless. But LA County has been in heavy police mode and in love with whatever Guidance or Mandate that Sacramento releases. Just this weekend there was a restaurant in Burbank trying to offer indoor dining, and LA County was threatening to shut off their water and power to force them to remain closed. :oops:
I am actually concerned about how heavy the demand is going to be, I think the state made a huge mistake keeping things closed this long and it is going to backfire big time.

Even LA County gave up on enforcing in many places, there were a lot of places allowing outdoor, then indoor dining. I only saw one location that was forced to put up a sign saying they were in violation of the orders, but they were allowed to continue operating indoors before the county hit red tier.

As for San Diego County, I think it will hit red tier this week or next at the latest.
 

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST

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I am actually concerned about how heavy the demand is going to be, I think the state made a huge mistake keeping things closed this long and it is going to backfire big time.

Even LA County gave up on enforcing in many places, there were a lot of places allowing outdoor, then indoor dining. I only saw one location that was forced to put up a sign saying they were in violation of the orders, but they were allowed to continue operating indoors before the county hit red tier.

As for San Diego County, I think it will hit red tier this week or next at the latest.
 

TP2000

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As for San Diego County, I think it will hit red tier this week or next at the latest.

As seen in Emannuel's post just above, they just did. Congrats! But I don't think it matters any longer.

I was in San Diego all last weekend and I ate out the entire time because the old family beach house hadn't been stocked with food since October. La Jolla and coastal San Diego county was full of restaurants and bars openly violating the ban on indoor dining, and things seemed just as lax as Orange County.

This game is over. Sacramento can't move the goalposts fast enough, and they are already moving them just as quickly as they can while they try to save face as much as possible.

For example; Orange County didn't actually enter the Red Tier last week, Sacramento just changed the rules on what the Red Tier means so that more counties could reach it. Presto! Instant Red Tier! :rolleyes:
 

DisneyEthan

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In a new guideline released today by the state of California, they are recommending you do not scream on any theme park attraction when the parks open up, what are your thoughts on this recommendation?
 

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