Cruise and Theme Park Operational Updates due to Coronavirus

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0FF TO NEVERLAND

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Not that I know much about how many people get paid in florida but if max unemployment there is 275 normally ( insane ) plus the 600 is 875 per week

Are cast members making that per week there? I would assume not so I can see why people would wanna stay with that for a while.
 

DGsAtBLT

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If it were true, it sure makes Universal look bad for ignoring all those concerns just to get the jump on Disney.
That’s why I am side eyeing the timing of this leak. But also not stopping me from speculating right along everyone else lol.
 

0FF TO NEVERLAND

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I don’t think people are jumping at the chance to travel to Universal June 5th though either. You will certainly get locals and bloggers but that doesn’t mean the vacationer is coming in day one. Universal still hasn’t announced anything for their hotels. It’s going to take them a few weeks to cash in at least.
I feel the sooner a part opens and gets through the motions, more people will feel better about it.

I do know if I saw universal open two months and Disney wasn’t, I’d trust going there more then Disney.
 

rteetz

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Not that I know much about how many people get paid in florida but if max unemployment there is 275 normally ( insane ) plus the 600 is 875 per week

Are cast members making that per week there? I would assume not so I can see why people would wanna stay with that for a while.
They may want to but if called back they can’t claim that money anymore. There are several reports of theme park employees who are still struggling to get any unemployment.
 
  • Pickle Rick

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    Martin is one of the best there is. Very nice British guy who creates incredible videos of retired attractions and their history.
    It's possible the August 31st opening rumor, specifically with just MK and MK resorts was a worst case scenario, or one of their possible time frames. With UO opening all 3 parks right away though, I suspect Disney will at least open up their 4 main parks together, and maybe even one of the water parks too.
     
  • Eric Smith

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    Not that I know much about how many people get paid in florida but if max unemployment there is 275 normally ( insane ) plus the 600 is 875 per week

    Are cast members making that per week there? I would assume not so I can see why people would wanna stay with that for a while.
    The problem is that Florida has only paid out something like 20% of unemployment claims because their system is awful. Unemployment also has an end date. Someone may want to go back to work because there’s more stability with a job and being on unemployment.
     

    Hettie

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    To add this is rumor. Some of it does make sense and could very well be true. Another source replied and said that the firework issue isn’t much of an issue and that the August 31st date isn’t correct.

    I definitely think Disney wanted to open later than they might now due to Universal pushing forward.
    I’m so confused...did some posts get deleted? I have no idea what WDW pro has “leaked” and I’ve gone back through several pages.
     

    LSUmiss

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    This!

    There are a couple things for me here - 1) I don't have an upcoming trip planned within the next several months, and 2) I live in a state that is just now beginning to sniff a re-opening.

    This is a largely unprecedented situation, not that it is a public health crisis, but because there are so many factors in play. I don't have an issue with Disney providing this update, or not doing so. I'm sure that they have potential dates planned, but the difference here is that Disney may be willing to give up on that date if there is additional concern, whereas Universal is near-fully committed at this point. They're not providing a potential opening date because it may change.

    I think they'd much rather keep the potential open for re-opening at some point in June, than issue a blanket statement saying they won't open until July, and either screw over those guests that had June reservations or open to minimal crowds because it's too last-minute for someone to book a trip.

    Personally, I don't expect a private company to be more forthcoming with information than my own government. Lol
    But in all fairness, you don’t have a real vested interest in it like ppl who have trips booked.
     
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