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  • POLL: Have you decided to stop going to Disneyland due to the virus?

    Do you want to avoid it now until things become more stable or are you not concerned with it in the least? Or are you somewhere in between? Please vote and share your thoughts.
    58
    I don't want to go now and risk it.
    17.24%
    10
    I'm concerned and seriously considering it.
    13.79%
    8
    I'm not worried about it.
    68.97%
    40

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by tarheelalum; 03-06-2020, 11:34 AM.

  • #2
    I was coming to ask about this. Have the crowds gone down due to the virus news?

    I do feel a little bad asking...

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    • #3
      This was posted in the East West Expo thread:

      Originally posted by Westsider View Post
      Got some really good intel tonight from managers at the park. Big team meetings for managers this afternoon. The freak out in TDA is real. Remember last June when they opened SW:GE and no one showed up and they freaked out? This time the freak out is even worse.

      The cancellation of the Natural Foods Expo was a shock to TDA and rippled thru the blue building like an earthquake. It got real when that happened. The last two days park attendance has collapsed from projections by 10's of thousands. TDA is watching attendance real close this weekend - so far its looking bad and hotel cancellations are piling up for later this month.

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      No word yet on whether or not Disneyland will have to close - but when Governor Newsom declared he wasn't letting the Grand Princess cruise ship dock in a California port that also made TDA worry. Would Sacramento decree that all theme parks in California have to close? TDA is in uncharted waters and Sacramento is not helping.

      Even if the parks stay open - the attendance is collapsing quickly. That's gonna hurt.

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      • #4
        Avoiding large public gatherings right now is like getting a flu vaccine every year. You don't do it for yourself. You do it as part of a team effort to minimize the outbreak in your community. Because of the complete lack of COVID-19 immunity in the population, it's more important than ever to pull together to take action. It's time to start thinking bigger than "what does this mean to me personally?".

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        • #5
          While yes there is much to be concerned with however in my view their are just not enough U.S. cases to cause me to panic just yet, of course I don't have the daily option of going to Disneyland as I am out of state, I do have a trip to Disney World planned in July and am worried this will impact my trip if not end it all together with the higher rate of overseas travelers.
          BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mickdaddy View Post
            While yes there is much to be concerned with however in my view their are just not enough U.S. cases to cause me to panic just yet, of course I don't have the daily option of going to Disneyland as I am out of state, I do have a trip to Disney World planned in July and am worried this will impact my trip if not end it all together with the higher rate of overseas travelers.
            At least you have the heat on your side that time of the year and hopefully the heat will reduce the spread of the virus.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rammikin View Post
              This was posted in the East West Expo thread:



              While there is some concern, I dont think its going to be that massive of a crowd drop. More people love marvel then they do Star Wars. The crowds will show up regardless. What they need to do is go all out with the 65th, bring back paint, do a new fireworks show. People will show up even more than when they brought back Main Street Electrical Parade.

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              • #8
                I put considering because

                a - I have a pass and it would be throwing money away. Although, if Disneyland closed, they would not likely extend the pass expiration anyway. They even made sure to let me know that the extra leap year day did not extend to an extra day for the annual pass year.

                b - You can’t live in fear. I mean, I’m still going to work. I’m not barricading myself.

                However, it would make sense to limit exposure to large crowds whenever more feasible. Thus I am in between. I certainly feel inclined to go less.
                APs
                Burning Cabin
                Splash Mountain
                Star Wars
                Fantasy Faire
                Smoking
                Pirates
                Souvenir Popcorn Buckets, apparently.

                Happiness is not letting these things consume you. A close second is seeing it consume others.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tarheelalum View Post

                  At least you have the heat on your side that time of the year and hopefully the heat will reduce the spread of the virus.
                  That is true, strangely enough my main concern is that they will close the parks if things progress. I know it is a ways off but Since we have everything already bought and booked that is a larger fear for me than contracting the virus. I have a teachers immune system I figure I'm pretty safe. (complete joke there)
                  BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tarheelalum View Post

                    At least you have the heat on your side that time of the year and hopefully the heat will reduce the spread of the virus.
                    Singapore has year-round heat and humidity and 130 cases.

                    Oh, and I voted that I'm staying away. I have a pass. I don't care about the lost days. I miss the park, but I'm staying away. I've stated elsewhere my opinion that the kind thing to do is to stay away to help prevent spread of this disease. Maybe it doesn't affect you badly, even if you catch it. But now you're carrying the disease back to your extended circle, your colleagues, your neighbors. Maybe one of them has psoriasis or ulcerative colitis, or any number of pre-existing conditions, and takes immune suppressing drugs. You could have kept that person safe by not going out and catching something that's no big deal to you, but might be a very big deal for them.
                    Last edited by Sun Bonnet; 03-06-2020, 01:06 PM.
                    "I wish they all could be California Bears!"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jesser-pie View Post
                      I put considering because

                      They even made sure to let me know that the extra leap year day did not extend to an extra day for the annual pass year.
                      Really ? The only gave you 365 days and not 366 ?.....

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                      • #12
                        I’m in touch with a very close friend of mine and they work at one of the two largest health care facilities in Southern California. I have been told that a Southern California couple - residents here - were already hospitalized and in quarantine at that facility from late January until Late February. What many of you do not understand is that this virus IS here and HIPPA rules keep admission information private. In this particular case - I know for a fact the CDC is covering this couples hospitalization. They had traveled to the area in China thought to be the origin.

                        It was announced today that ONLY 2000 people have been tested.

                        Disneyland is a Petrie dish of virus and bacteria. Duh. There’s no way it’s a “safe place to visit” especially when this country barely is getting a grip on the situation.

                        There’s nothing wrong avoiding public spaces where there’s people from all over the world visiting. That Ali e makes the DLR and any other local international destination a place to avoid —- for now.

                        This is more like it....

                        ”Apple has begun encouraging it's Apple Park and Infinite Loop-based employees to work from home if possible, attempting to prevent unnecessary spread of COVID-19, according to Business Insider.

                        Apple has not made a public statement regarding the move, so it's not clear what percentage of employees would be telecommuting for the time being. Currently, it is believed that this is only a suggestion rather than a requirement.

                        The report comes shortly after Thursday's announcement from the Santa Clara public health department warning about the risks of large public gatherings.”

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                        • #13
                          Meanwhile, our local news media are putting a Happy Spin on the situation -- with articles that read like they could have been written by Disney's PR Department:

                          LA Times: What coronavirus fears? Disneyland visitors pour in and focus on fun
                          "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                          it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                          together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                          designed to appeal to everyone."

                          - Walt Disney

                          "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                          - Michael Eisner

                          "It's very symbiotic."
                          - Bob Chapek

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                          • #14
                            Aloha,

                            The stupid media is creating a national panic which is far worse than the darn cornavirus. Beyond stupidity. According to the National Safety Council, we lost 38,800 people in 2019 to auto related accidents. So do we stop driving? According to the CDC, from 01 Oct 19 to 01 Feb 20, approximately 12K people have died due to the flu. Expect up to 30K by the end of the flu season. And now, a crazy amount of people are just jumping over the cliff in sheer hysteria. The media driven panic is doing more damage to our economy and daily lives than the darn virus.

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                            • #15
                              The COO of Alaska Airlines sent an e-mail encouraging people to travel because the risk is low and they have great deals and attempted to reassure people by adding that he's taking his family to Hawaii. No one should base their decision on what the COO of Alaska Airlines says and I hope everyone sees right through it. Executive of travel company wants people to continue to travel. Film at 11. Consider the possibility that he and his family are probably flying to Hawaii on a private jet and staying at a private residence so their risk assessment is completely different than the average traveler. It comes across as clueless or tone deaf at best. Irresponsible or even dangerous at worst. Plus, only refunding airfare purchased after February 27th confirms what their priorities are and it's not the public's safety.

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                              • #16
                                Calling this media panic couldn’t be more wrong. This is far more dangerous than the flu for the simple reason that there is no immunity in the population to slow its spread. The reason the flu doesn’t kill millions of people every year is because many of us have immunity and that serves as a brake to prevent it from spreading. The is no such barrier to the spread COVID-19.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Rammikin View Post
                                  Calling this media panic couldn’t be more wrong. This is far more dangerous than the flu for the simple reason that there is no immunity in the population to slow its spread. The reason the flu doesn’t kill millions of people every year is because many of us have immunity and that serves as a brake to prevent it from spreading. The is no such barrier to the spread COVID-19.
                                  Media panic or people watching too many zombie movies and shows.....the fear seems to be alive and well and is helping retailers like Costco. People down in San Diego are making a MAD RUSH and buying bottled water and toilet paper as if it were going out of style. I'm still scratching my head about it.

                                  I personally never got the flu shot, so I'm not too worried about this. According to doctors, it seems like this is a cleanliness issue, just make sure you keep yourselves clean. I've seen so many men in restrooms (especially at Disney) who pee or poo and make their way straight to the door...if anything, I hope this makes everyone start washing their dirty hands. Also if you feel sick, stay home!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by LOST View Post

                                    I personally never got the flu shot, so I'm not too worried about this. According to doctors, it seems like this is a cleanliness issue, just make sure you keep yourselves clean. I've seen so many men in restrooms (especially at Disney) who pee or poo and make their way straight to the door...if anything, I hope this makes everyone start washing their dirty hands. Also if you feel sick, stay home!
                                    Good advice, except for the part about the flu shot. You get a flu shot not for yourself, but as part of a team effort to prevent spread of the flu in your community. That’s how vaccines work. It’s important to understand it’s something you do to help others around you.

                                    Similarly for COVID19, unless people start looking beyond what is good for them personally, and start doing things like avoiding large public gatherings, we’re not going to contain the spread.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Jerryp49 View Post

                                      Really ? The only gave you 365 days and not 366 ?.....
                                      Yeah. I wouldn’t have noticed or cared (it’s more funny on the principle), but they CM pointed it out and said that it was because of the leap year day. Either she was trained that way or she had met a few Karens who were displeased that it didn’t include the day and face her a hard time.
                                      APs
                                      Burning Cabin
                                      Splash Mountain
                                      Star Wars
                                      Fantasy Faire
                                      Smoking
                                      Pirates
                                      Souvenir Popcorn Buckets, apparently.

                                      Happiness is not letting these things consume you. A close second is seeing it consume others.

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                                      • #20
                                        Misinformation is deadly. If you can't support a claim with a link to a verifiable source, please do not post.

                                        Here is some valid information from a credible source that you might want to know.

                                        https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories...l-coronavirus/

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