- Nov 2, 2014
Thank you very much for posting. Really appreciate the info.
But that’s the point. It wasn’t Disney’s fault, no matter where it happened. But it is part of a Disney trip. Airport, airplane, Uber— those are all part of a Disney trip.Just saying it's also possible it occured on the airplane or in the airport.
We did eat indoors on three occasions and I’m not lying when I say I was uncomfortable. The rest was quick serve where we ate outside. Could I have picked it up from a restaurant - possibly. Funny thing is I have have not eaten in a restaurant at home since before March but the “Disney bubble” and the sheer need to eat has a tendency to let your guard down. I would say that Disney is doing a great job of distancing in their restaurants and at the time we were there, a lot of spacing was occurring. We didn’t eat at any non-Disney owned places (ie Disney Springs) due to reports of less distancing taking place. I agree with your post - I’ve read a lot about indoor dining and I can safely say we will continue to stay out of restaurants and if we would end up at wdw again before the end of this pandemic, I wouldn’t eat in one there either.I am trying to better understand the risk of eating indoors at a restaurant. All the articles seem to suggest it is high which seems logical but so hard to know based on various accounts like these that maybe outdoors is not as safe as we think. For the OP and MasonDuo, curious if you ate indoors anywhere during your trips? Thanks in advance. I want 2019 back
It has to do with how fast the virus is able to latch on to nearby surfaces ( including you). The ventilation in a building also plays a huge factor is how far the virus is being spread.I am trying to better understand the risk of eating indoors at a restaurant. All the articles seem to suggest it is high which seems logical but so hard to know based on various accounts like these that maybe outdoors is not as safe as we think. For the OP and MasonDuo, curious if you ate indoors anywhere during your trips? Thanks in advance. I want 2019 back
Thanks for sharing. This helps me not feel too sad about our decision to cancel our trip for this month to avoid the risk. Like you say, there are large crowds and Disney is not in a vacuum so the risk is there. Happy to hear that you got a mild case but confirms that even with all the precautions you took, you were exposed and contracted the virus. Again, thanks for sharing!I hope you feel better soon. I know you’ll get people who say it could have happened here or there and that’s true; however, I’ve been there done that and bought the “I went to Disney World and all I got was COVID” t-shirt. We were there 10 days after driving there and driving home. I got symptoms the day before we left so day 9. Yes it could have happened anywhere but judging that we were there for that length of time, no planes, wore masks, hand washing and hand sanitizer constantly etc etc - it can happen and will happen at WDW. There’s a large crowd, winding queues, bottlenecks, restaurants etc. we knew the risk going but figured if we took precautions (like driving, one bedroom villa to cook meals, brought air purifier for room and wash clothes) we would be fine. It can happen. Thanks for your report - at the end of the day, just be cautious everyone. I was lucky that it was a mild case but remember, Disney doesn’t live in a vacuum - there will be cases. stay safe everyone. OP, thanks for sharing your story.
Earlier studies suggest transfer from an object is rare. The virus just doesn't live very long without a human host. Yes, sure you can get it from a pillow case if you place your face on it 2 minutes after an infected person coughed on it. But with reasonable housekeeping and disinfection, those types of transfers should be rare.Any studies on transfer of virus while lodging at resorts? Like on bedclothes, comforters? Pillows?
Thank you to those who are sharing their positive test results and tracing back to activities and travel to help narrow it down for the rest of us. Hope All of you have mild cases and recover 100%.
I still just don't understand those that refuse to wear masks.
Neighbors of mine who stayed offsite last January also got horribly sick with the same symptoms you describe. The wife and 5 year old daughter got sick but the husband, the oldest of them, didn't.Sounds like you are both doing well so that's good. I'm not surprised given the amount of people you came in contact with before, during and after the actual Disney part. I'm surprised we don't hear of more cases since the bubble isn't really a bubble. We always come home from a WDW trip with some ailment or another, I'm thinking odds of getting sick are better than the odds of not getting sick when in such a large crowd of people. We came home in Jan. (me and my adult son) with some sort of mystery ailment. He was feeling bad the day we left for home, I started feeling bad two days after we got home. Both of us had fevers, coughing, aches. I was having a hard time breathing and figured I had walking pneumonia (which he confirmed since he is a RT). Lasted about 2 weeks for both of us, neither went to the doctor since we knew there wasn't anything they could do that we weren't already doing at home. Covid? Maybe who knows since it wasn't being talked about that early in the game.
This. Of the handful of people I personally know who have had COVID, zero have had a fever. Small population size, I know, but I do feel it gives people a false sense of safety and needlessly puts the staff taking temperatures at risk putting them nearer people, albeit briefly.Regardless, people need to know that the temperature screenings they are doing at theme parks is completely useless. I told Disney that in a survey they sent me about the measures they have taken. It provides a false sense of security. If you go to WDW, you WILL be around people who have the virus.
My opinion is that they probably won't event want to have any contact tracing so that no cases are tied to Disney. They were closed for so many months and now at reduced capacity that they can't afford to have any cases tied to them. That is my opinion and I don't know if they have contact tracing at all!I think someone asked above, but does anyone know if Disney has some sort of contact tracing or reporting system? I'm sure things like this have happened since opening.