Universal Puts Disney's Reopening on Defensive

GoofGoof

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I think you might be underestimating Universal's popularity a bit here.
I’m not at all. I was just saying that if someone went only to WDW and never visited Universal (there are literally millions of people in that category) but decided to visit Universal this year because WDW is closed they wouldn’t be getting the full Universal experience and would be less likely to permanently switch to Universal over WDW because they’d be comparing a less than perfect Universal experience filled with masks and other restrictions to a pre-Covid WDW experience. It has nothing to do with Universal’s popularity.
 

CastAStone

Wannabe Peoplemover Enthusiast.
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It’s still ALOT of cash for a huge part of the customer base...mainly because it doesn’t make sense to go unless you’re committing to 7+ days.
It is, OTOH fares have fallen off a cliff - this morning with the new SW fare sale I rebooked my November Disneyland flight and instead of paying $450/person to fly into LAX I'm paying $206/person to fly into SNA. Round trip from Ohio.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
It is, OTOH fares have fallen off a cliff - this morning with the new SW fare sale I rebooked my November Disneyland flight and instead of paying $450/person to fly into LAX I'm paying $206/person to fly into SNA. Round trip from Ohio.
Southwest prices for Jersey week have fallen out of Philly

I was thinking about booking just Incase...but Disney can give me no assurances they can accommodate me at all...

DVC, rack or even at the parks
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Fun fact. It’s not “circulated” as such. On average it’s mixed with fresh air every 2-4 minutes, and totally replaced every 8-10 minutes.

It also passes through medical grade filters before entering the cabin.
Indeed...cabin air is much more “filtered”than normal recirculated building air...

But you’ll never convince people that it’s a great situation under the current environment
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
If I were to fly now, I'd:

1. Use an N95 mask to protect mostly me as well as others (ordinary face coverings protect mostly others)

2. Put the overhead fan-nozzle on and pointing down right in front of my face. That's filtered air that will knock away any droplets that might be in the plane from others... hopefully.
...yeah. My plan is to stay home
 

Nunu

Wanderluster
Premium Member
If I were to fly now, I'd:

1. Use an N95 mask to protect mostly me as well as others (ordinary face coverings protect mostly others)

2. Put the overhead fan-nozzle on and pointing down right in front of my face. That's filtered air that will knock away any droplets that might be in the plane from others... hopefully.
That's exactly what I was thinking of doing when we're finally allowed to fly, plus wearing clear protective plastic goggles while inside the plane, I've heard you could also get infected through the eyes (?).
I'll probably get some funny looks, but at this point: 🤷‍♀️

I've always done the fan-nozzle thing to deflect any bad smells coming my way, haha!
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
That's exactly what I was thinking of doing when we're finally allowed to fly, plus wearing clear protective plastic goggles while inside the plane, I've heard you could also get infected through the eyes (?).
I'll probably get some funny looks, but at this point: 🤷‍♀️

I've always done the fan-nozzle thing to deflect any bad smells coming my way, haha!
Yes. Eyes, nose and mouth.
 

homerdance

Premium Member
I think you might be underestimating Universal's popularity a bit here.
The entire Harry Potter area is amazing, and they did a fantastic job with it, but all the numbers i have seen puts UO+IOA at less then MK alone.
Which is to the point i was trying to make, which is Disney being closed longer will have no impact on "market share"
 

techgeek

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Either way, it's not a good day in Orlando.
I wouldn't be shocked to see if Disney has some of the same coming down the pipeline at this point.
BTW, for what it's worth cuts are all over the place at Uni but seems to skew towards those with higher seniority.

I had read speculation that many of the cuts were in some way attached to Epic Universe. I don’t know how true that is, but it makes a lot of sense if that project is going to be pushed back a few years.
 

Jon81uk

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Either way, it's not a good day in Orlando.
I wouldn't be shocked to see if Disney has some of the same coming down the pipeline at this point.
BTW, for what it's worth cuts are all over the place at Uni but seems to skew towards those with higher seniority.

Disney already has cut back on college and international programme staff so that will make a difference already.
 
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