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The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

mickEblu

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I am sorry that this situation is upsetting but just as an fyi the test is quite fallible. Good for public health on a macro level, not so good on a personal basis:
"Researchers at John Hopkins University declared that the false negative ratio of RT-PCR test in patients infected with COVID-19 is approximately 1 in 5.5"

I’m sure it’s fallible but if the point is to keep people with the virus out of an event or business I can’t see how it isn’t more effective than letting in vaccinated people in without a test.
 

Parteecia

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I’m sure it’s fallible but if the point is to keep people with the virus out of an event or business I can’t see how it isn’t more effective than letting in vaccinated people in without a test.
Yes, it's complicated. Vaccines wane and tests give false negatives. We all find our personal risk tolerance levels and those in charge get to decide their requirements. The rest of us get to accede or not attend. When we throw the party we get to make the rules and ditto for our invitees choosing to agree or not go.
 
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Parteecia

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I’m sure it’s fallible but if the point is to keep people with the virus out of an event or business I can’t see how it isn’t more effective than letting in vaccinated people in without a test.
Now for a more sciencey reason to prefer vaccination to testing, which I've already shown fails once per 5.5 times. Short version is that vaccines and tests are not equal:

"In several studies of fully vaccinated health care workers—those more than two weeks past their second dose of either mRNA-based vaccine—the likelihood of having a symptomatic or asymptomatic infection was reduced by 80 to 90 percent, compared with those who were unvaccinated.

There has been good news, too, on the subject of viral load in breakthrough cases. Researchers in Israel studied vaccinated people who became infected. The viral load in these breakthrough cases was about three to four times lower than the viral load among infected people who were unvaccinated. Researchers in the U.K. reported a similar result. They also found that vaccinated people who became infected tested positive for about one week less than unvaccinated people."

 
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waltography

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Just came back from another trip to Disneyland today, some miscellaneous thoughts:
  • Blue Bayou was a wash. The addition of alcohol was a lateral move (but the Hurricane I had was great at least). The food simply isn't what it used to be; you're really paying for the atmosphere at this point, which is nice but not worth the cost. I'd rather spend the small difference and eat at Carthay, where the food and service are still pretty top notch.
  • I'm frustrated I couldn't catch the new Hawkeye stunt show at Avengers Campus - I assumed it was one of the Avengers Assemble showtimes but couldn't get a clear answer from any cast members. (Although looking at the show on YouTube now it's clear I should've watched for some light decor in the morning for the show...)
  • I don't think RSR was open at all in the time I was at DCA (1pm til 5). Made for very congested walkways/queues.
All in all, not the best trip. Ah well. I've got two more visits scheduled next month, so there's that.
 

CaptinEO

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Just came back from another trip to Disneyland today, some miscellaneous thoughts:
  • Blue Bayou was a wash. The addition of alcohol was a lateral move (but the Hurricane I had was great at least). The food simply isn't what it used to be; you're really paying for the atmosphere at this point, which is nice but not worth the cost. I'd rather spend the small difference and eat at Carthay, where the food and service are still pretty top notch.
  • I'm frustrated I couldn't catch the new Hawkeye stunt show at Avengers Campus - I assumed it was one of the Avengers Assemble showtimes but couldn't get a clear answer from any cast members. (Although looking at the show on YouTube now it's clear I should've watched for some light decor in the morning for the show...)
  • I don't think RSR was open at all in the time I was at DCA (1pm til 5). Made for very congested walkways/queues.
All in all, not the best trip. Ah well. I've got two more visits scheduled next month, so there's that.
That's so sad to hear about Blue Bayou, food was amazing when we went last (2017 ).
 

Supreme Leader

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Does anyone know if it's possible to change a name on a reservation? I'm suppose to go on the 1st with my friend but they can't make it so I wanted to switch the name on the reservation to my other friend.
 

mickEblu

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Original Poster
Does anyone know why DL is randomly closing at 10pm instead of midnight this Thursday? I’m thinking about going but don’t want any surprises. Haha
 

mickEblu

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After spending a week at WDW, I can safely say, Epcot, even in it's current form, is a more enjoyable full-day experience than DCA.

Fight me.

Interesting. Would you say World Showcase has mostly to do with that? How many nostalgia points do you think it’s getting, if any? Also do you think it’s more repeatable than DCA? Say you were an AP and they were at the same resort. Just comparing ride rosters, DCA seems like it has more repeat value but that obviously doesn’t tell the whole story.
 

90s

Active Member
After spending a week at WDW, I can safely say, Epcot, even in it's current form, is a more enjoyable full-day experience than DCA.

Fight me.

Interesting. Would you say World Showcase has mostly to do with that? How many nostalgia points do you think it’s getting, if any? Also do you think it’s more repeatable than DCA? Say you were an AP and they were at the same resort. Just comparing ride rosters, DCA seems like it has more repeat value but that obviously doesn’t tell the whole story.
Absolutely agree. Epcot has 10 rides but tons of other shows, museums, dining, transportation, etc. There’s enough food options to eat at Epcot for a month and never repeat, the countries have lots of intricate shops and exhibits, plus entertainment currently for festival of the holidays. You can spend hours riding spaceship earth and living with the Land and still see new details. Seabase and The Land you can spend hours in the pavilions and now with Space 220 you will probably wanna spend hours in that too. Test Track is always fun and Frozen is a cute ride despite questionable theme. For families Imagination, Nemo, Mexico, and Ratatouille are great.
 

truecoat

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After spending a week at WDW, I can safely say, Epcot, even in it's current form, is a more enjoyable full-day experience than DCA.

Fight me.

I'd choose DCA even in it's present form. I appreciate Epcot and was there on Oct 1st but a lot of it is tired and run down. Most of the entertainment and atmosphere is still missing, stores don't open until 1pm in some countries. The Morocco area is just empty. The Living Seas and Imagination pavilions should be either entirely replaced or gutted.

Even with these faults and many others, I enjoyed my visit but I'd still choose to go to DCA.
 

Mac Tonight

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I'd choose DCA even in it's present form. I appreciate Epcot and was there on Oct 1st but a lot of it is tired and run down. Most of the entertainment and atmosphere is still missing, stores don't open until 1pm in some countries. The Morocco area is just empty. The Living Seas and Imagination pavilions should be either entirely replaced or gutted.

Even with these faults and many others, I enjoyed my visit but I'd still choose to go to DCA.
No doubt the current Epcot is lacking and there is much improvement that is needed from top to bottom. But when I think of where I'd want to spend hours... even simply sitting and people watching, Epcot wins hands down. I guess to put it in more perspective, the older I get, I'm finding that I'm not that interested in thrill rides, and it's more about the place-making, the feeling that takes you out of reality and absorbs you in the details, that I look for in the parks. For my money, I get way more out of simply exploring the Japan Pavilion, than I do at Pixar Pier.

The simple fact that we got DCA over Westcot will still never sit well with me.
 

Mac Tonight

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Interesting. Would you say World Showcase has mostly to do with that? How many nostalgia points do you think it’s getting, if any? Also do you think it’s more repeatable than DCA? Say you were an AP and they were at the same resort. Just comparing ride rosters, DCA seems like it has more repeat value but that obviously doesn’t tell the whole story.
WS is definitely a big part of it. It's a mini-park in it's own right. Even though the "ride" total is much lower than DCA, I'd rather spend time exploring the various countries architecture and cultural offerings than trying to go on the Incredicoaster 3-4 times. And if the Food and Wine festival is going, forget it. You'd need a week just to eat (and drink) your way around the world.
 

mickEblu

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Original Poster
Can someone tell me what rides/ lands are going into Universals Epic Universe or direct me where I can read? It’s amazing how out of the loop I am with Universal stuff.
 

Mac Tonight

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Can someone tell me what rides/ lands are going into Universals Epic Universe or direct me where I can read? It’s amazing how out of the loop I am with Universal stuff.

 

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