Alright. It’s time for a post-mortem, folks. It’s probably the fourth Micechat update where I’ve read that crowds are close to intolerable. We cannot blame AP’s in this instance. It appears Disney will not cap its attendance, and with the looming announcement of Magic Key and California Resident discounts, it seems like the issue of crowding is here to stay, but I want to be proven wrong. I’ve read time and time again from Disney loyalists that Disney is addressing this issue, but the issue at hand, in my opinion, feels worse than ever. How does Disney address it? Why is Disney introducing more programs if the parks are packed? What gives? Why all this PR speak when you can zip your lip, Bob? Ken? Josh? Is there a way Disney can spread these crowds out? Does live entertainment play a role in crowd management? Join me in this vent/discussion as we dissect the mystery of these congested walkways. PS. I’m of the mindset that as an AP, I had the luxury of being at the park at rope drop (a less crowded experience in 2019) and leave when things felt too choked. We’re in a new era where we’re all forced to endure a full day at Disney due to the overwhelmingly high price tag. Did AP’s help in this instance? I clearly saw the difference upon my most recent visit.
Hi everyone, This just dropped this morning: Introducing the Magic Key program! As one of our biggest fans, we wanted to make sure you were the first to know about this NEW offering. We are thrilled about this coming announcement and we encourage you to stay tuned because all the details will be revealed tomorrow no earlier than 1 p.m. PST! I feel like this is going to hit like a lead balloon, personally. I predict it’s Disney+ for monthly discounts. I predict great fanfare from corporate trying to spin this into a company win. Do you think people are going to jump on this?
Hello all! I have been following you all since April 2020. Helped me escape a bit during lockdown, which for me continues… I have been looking forward to “Star Wars Land” (as I will forever think of it) for a long time, but I am not a smartphone user so I don’t know how much longer I will have to wait. I don’t know what will take longer, for me to figure out a smartphone or for the queue for ROTR to become manageable. Something disheartening that occurred to me last night is that the ROTR queue will always have someone at the head of the line… people who pay for the premiere experience of staying at the Star Wars hotel (at least in FL). I was reading this article…https://thepointsguy.com/news/star-w…-opening-date/ For them to transport to Batuu, obviously they will be guaranteed a ride at least once during their stay. People have been wondering why paying premiere prices for Grand Californian doesn’t get them a spot on the ride. It seems like that is going to be a major selling point for the Star Wars hotel experience in FL. What do ya’ll think? Is CA going to shoot for a similar “package” experience? (Sorry if that link violates any rules, posting this other website. I think of it as a news article, my apologies. Please let me know right away so I can edit it right away.)
Since Splash Mountain is going to be closing soon, I am going to be visiting the parks on August 11-13. For those who have recently been to the parks. Is there any advice you can give on the overall run down of how things have been lately? What do the crowds look like? What is the overall atmosphere and feel been?
A note for the readers of this thread… Wiggins believes he has a monopoly on science: If he posts something, you can set it in stone! To keep this thread from going to the debate lounge I’ll leave it with this: “Many people who’ve been infected with the coronavirus might be able to safely skip the second jab of any two-dose vaccine regimen, a growing number of studies suggest. ” “Studies show that people with previous exposure to SARS-CoV-2 tend to mount powerful immune responses to single shots, and gain little added benefit from another injection” “France, Germany and Italy, among other countries, now advise only one dose of vaccine for people with a healthy immune system and a confirmed previous diagnosis.”https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01609-4 Wiggins, honestly I think it’s time for you to retire from posting about COVID. You are so far behind in science it’s alarming. You keep coming at me though. I try hard to be mature and respectful when I post but you just love instigating me. Toxic behavior. Nothing about what I said was anti-science. I said it’s questionable to mandate people to get 2 doses of an MRNA vaccine when they already have evidence of natural immunity. Clearly what I said was accurate. I wondered if Disney was mandating 2 doses despite evidence of natural immunity. That’s a reasonable question.
Hello – We are planning on a week long trip to Paris the end of December. My daughter (turning 13 – this is her big present going to Paris) has been dreaming of a visit to Disneyland Paris ever since she saw the imagineering story on Disney+. We are thinking just one day – probably just the Disneyland park. Because we won’t be staying onsite we obviously won’t get Magic Hour. Anyone here been to the park at Christmas time? Is it as packed crazy as Disneyland in Anaheim? Should we assume that we have to do the paid fast passes to enjoy the park… Is it easiest to take the train in? Private car service? And favorite sit down restaurants in the park? Review of Ratatouille? Is it worth it to end the day at the Marvel hotel in the bar? Because we have to reserve our ticket I’m a tad concerned about the weather / changing plans if it’s nasty out. We are from Seattle so somewhat hardy! But can’t imagine it would be a blast if it’s a downpour. Advice is appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Disney to require employees to have COVID-19 vaccinations Los Angeles Times July 30, 2021Walt Disney Co. is taking an unprecedented step to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new policy could eventually be extended to cover tens of thousands of workers at Disney’s theme parks, including in Anaheim and Orlando. The sweeping decision comes amid a rise in cases of the Delta variant. “At the Walt Disney Co., the safety and well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and continues to be a top priority,” the company said Friday afternoon in a statement. “Based on the latest recommendations of scientists, health officials and our own medical professionals that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infection, we are requiring that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated,” Disney said. Disney employs more than 200,000 workers. Earlier this week, Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other theme parks said they would require guests to wear masks in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. The Burbank entertainment colossus said Friday it has begun negotiations with union officials with the goal of extending the vaccination policy to cover those in bargaining units, including theme park workers and movie and television production crews. Vaccinations will also be required for all new employees. “Employees who aren’t already vaccinated and are working on-site will have 60 days from today to complete their protocols and any employees still working from
We stopped by Knott’s yesterday and the park wasn’t super crowded but none of lines were moving and hour plus waits were all over the attractions that were actually running. The lack of running or extremely slow running attractions was appeared to be the issue. We waited 90 min. For the Log Ride and while inline we could see several of the other coasters and of those running it seemed like they had constant delays in loading with several minutes delay between cars being released. We left after 3 hours and 2 rides it was just too hot and the lack of shade and sluggish line pace made a trip to Porto’s a more rewarding option than Knott’s. Fortunately we have passes now so the ability to just try again another day prevented any regrets. Sad though for those that went on a single day ticket or came in from out of town. Does anyone know why they had so many attractions off line throughout the day?
I always wondered if Disney would ever explore on building a third resort destination property here in the US would they look to the Lone Star State to build a third Walt Disney Resort I think with Texas being so big and being the second largest state in the country could this be possible I understand Texas has a lot of money to do this also if you would pick out of the four Texas cities which would be best to build a third Disney resort Austin? Dallas? Houston? San Antonio?