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Will Disneyland USA suffer? ALL Of Disney's Theme Parks Now Closed - Reopening Dates Unknown

Smooch

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My college is still having in person classes. My hybrid class has shifted to fully online but that's not a huge change, we met once a week but do almost everything online anyways. My older brother is on Spring Break currently, he goes to college in LA, and they have decided that classes will be online only for the 2 weeks following Spring Break.

I honestly find the thought of Disneyland closing very very very strange and almost foreign. It has remained open through so many tragedies and through previous health scares. My girlfriend was at Disneyland during 9/11 and they stayed open yet it was a ghost town. I remember Swine Flu from a little over a decade ago yet Disney didn't even mention the idea of closing. My mom has gone into full freakout mode due to my brother's classes switching to online and is bulk buying everything, even unnecessary "supplies" we never normally had and will still have no use for if something were to happen. I know we are trying to prevent the spread of the virus, that's important to do, but seeing the entire country slowly start to just "go on break" is infuriating for some reason. We can't just put everything on pause for prevention; infected countries shutting down and quarantining makes sense, but areas that are currently unaffected by coronavirus are just shutting down temporarily. How long can we just stop functioning normally until the coronavirus scare passes and we can live normally again?
 

Smooch

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Disneyland did not open on 9/11.


Huh well I apologize I guess she got the days mixed up and maybe arrived on the day of 9/11 but went into the parks the day after. I never actually looked into the topic myself, after looking more into both parks on 9/11 I think I heard before that Disney World was open and confused it with Disneyland, but upon looking into it it appears they closed the park for the day after the attacks. Thanks for the correction!
 

TINKWINGS

Premium Member
Many Michigan colleges are beginning to do online or on brink of as of yesterday as proactive....and today we got our first 2 confirmed cases reported. Person who travelled international and other domestically. That said if people have symptoms and are told to not come in, I believe those cases are not reported as they are not confirmed. Overheard some students wondering about labs or hospital setting classes. I am wondering how this will impact graduation ceremonies at our larger universities/schools..... some of those are mighty large. That and NCAA bball!!!!! 😷. Will look forward to Spring.....:cool:
 

TROR

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I'mma be ticked if my college shuts down for the rest of the semester. I pay good money for face to face classes and to have that replaced by the inferior method of education through screens would be upsetting. I desire to learn and that is hindered by online courses!
 

Phroobar

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I'mma be ticked if my college shuts down for the rest of the semester. I pay good money for face to face classes and to have that replaced by the inferior method of education through screens would be upsetting. I desire to learn and that is hindered by online courses!
My wife was telling me that by state law, a student has to voluntarily do online classes. They can't be forced to do them online. Not sure about the grade you get if you don't do it online. Probably an incomplete.
 

el_super

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Honestly not much. I'm mostly assuming Disney will argue the greater economic need to stay open as it is a huge economic driver for Anaheim. The sporting events, while driving a good amount of that economy, just seem like easier targets for the government to shut down than a daily-operating business.

The city of Anaheim released a statement regarding the Big West conference cancellations, and this particular paragraph says a lot:

The decision does not reflect any unique concern about Anaheim, nor is it at the recommendation or advice of the city of Anaheim, the Orange County Health Care Agency or the California Department of Public Health.

The decision is being taken out of an abundance of caution by the tournament at a time of heightened awareness about coronavirus and recent steps by universities and colleges in response to the outbreak.

Judging from this, sounds like the city isn't planning to shut down anything until someone higher than the county government steps in.
 

Atomicmickey

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My anxiety is building for our March 21,22,23 trip . . . . sigh.

I am so thankful for this forum, you folks are really on top of things, much appreciated all!
 

TheDisneyDaysOfOurLives

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In the Parks
Yes
The next week should be interesting. E3, a major video games conference, is rumored to be cancelled with an announcement coming this morning supposedly. This would be a massive conference in June. WWDC I imagine will be cancelled or postponed (they could do the keynote online still) and is another massive tech conference. With March Madness next week, I wonder what is going to happen in regards to that considering many people travel for that. That could be played in empty arenas (which would be bonkers). We're a month away from NHL + NBA Playoffs as well as the start of the MLB season.

Needless to say, based on current trends, there's going to be some more cancellations and more sports at least playing in front of no one.

Crazy.

Meanwhile, I booked my tickets to Disneyland for the end of May and got a great deal on SW ($135/RT).
 

Darkbeer1

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The city of Anaheim released a statement regarding the Big West conference cancellations, and this particular paragraph says a lot:


Judging from this, sounds like the city isn't planning to shut down anything until someone higher than the county government steps in.

In this city, Tourism brings in half of our tax income. The city operates the Convention Center, and is the landlord of Angel Stadium and the Honda Center. So yes, unless someone (aka CDC) says not to operate, it will continue following common sense protocols to help reduce the spread.

 

Jwink

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Italy's lockdown isn't a lockdown like they did in China. My sister lives in Genoa and she could still go out today to get groceries and to the pharmacy and post office. They are making people wait outside and only letting a few people in the stores at a time. Not sure how helpful that is for stopping spread of the virus?
I work closely with people in China and they were also allowed to go to the supermarket etc. they were allowed out for 3 hours at a time and had to wear a mask. Essentially the same.
 

socalifornian

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The next week should be interesting. E3, a major video games conference, is rumored to be cancelled with an announcement coming this morning supposedly. This would be a massive conference in June. WWDC I imagine will be cancelled or postponed (they could do the keynote online still) and is another massive tech conference. With March Madness next week, I wonder what is going to happen in regards to that considering many people travel for that. That could be played in empty arenas (which would be bonkers). We're a month away from NHL + NBA Playoffs as well as the start of the MLB season.

Needless to say, based on current trends, there's going to be some more cancellations and more sports at least playing in front of no one.

Crazy.

Meanwhile, I booked my tickets to Disneyland for the end of May and got a great deal on SW ($135/RT).
And there it is
 

el_super

Well-Known Member
So yes, unless someone (aka CDC) says not to operate, it will continue following common sense protocols to help reduce the spread.

They're going to have a hard time justifying their "open for business" stance as other municipalities take the common sense approach of cancelling unnecessary sporting events/gatherings. Anaheim's entertainment business may be vital for the city, but if they are not careful, public perception can really hurt them.

Also saw a blurb that mentioned that the Anaheim White House and The Catch combined lost $300,000 due to the 900+ cancellations related to the Natural Products expo.
 

Lilofan

Well-Known Member
Social Media has to be the cause of this hysteria.

And these closures seem to be more about the fear than any real threat.
One of the doctors this morning on Trump's team is testifying in DC. He said it will get worse. Blame that on social media? WHO just declared covid-19 as a pandemic.
 
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Mac Tonight

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