Jump to content

The Coronavirus Thread


Recommended Posts

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=7500295

 

Swedish parks are still not exempt from the "no crowds larger than 50" rule, meaning parks still don't have a date for reopening. Zoos are exempt from this rule and can still open - in particular, Kolmarden, including Wildfire, have been able to remain open because of this rule. 

 

EDIT: Skara Sommarland have said they will be closed all year. https://www.sommarland.se/information

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 195
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Refreshingly honest if you ask me. And I'm no big fan of Boris!   Regardless of what they do people will die who may not have done if they didn't have a the virus.  Just like many things, pe

Those measures are an utter utter nonsense.   They are taking the physical spacing aspect of the advice without thinking about the reason for it or why it is effective. A 2m physical gap doe

And in doing so has almost killed a fair few industries.   Absolute nonsense to tell people to not go out to these places but not say what's in place to help these businesses out with the la

Posted Images

Drayton Manor's phased opening approach is as follows...

 

So, from 4th July-17th July, the following will be available:

  • Thomas Land
  • Carousel
  • Jolly Buccaneer
  • Accelerator
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Zoo

From 18th July, the following will be available:

  • Thomas Land
  • Carousel
  • Jolly Buccaneer
  • Accelerator
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Zoo
  • The Bounty
  • Maelstrom
  • Air Race
  • Shockwave
  • Polperro Express
  • Buffalo Coaster
  • Pandemonium
  • Apocalypse
  • Drunken Barrels
  • Sheriff’s Showdown

The following are closed until further notice due to COVID restrictions:

  • Dodgems
  • The Haunting
  • Emily’s Adventure Play
  • 4D Cinema
  • Bryan’s Museum
  • Thomas Exhibition
  • Spencer’s Outdoor Adventure Play
  • Stormforce 10
  • Terrence’s Driving School
  • Tiny Tots Play in the Zoo Farm
  • Reptile House
  • Zoo Experiences
  • Meerkat House

https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/tickets-and-prices/rides-20201

 

The park is also making masks mandatory everywhere I believe.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Disneyland in California has suspended its re-opening indefinitely. I would be very very surprised if Walt Disney World doesn't do the same as cases in the state are sky-rocketing. In saying that, the Governor of Florida is a madman so maybe it will reopen anyway.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Mark9 said:

Disneyland in California has suspended its re-opening indefinitely. I would be very very surprised if Walt Disney World doesn't do the same as cases in the state are sky-rocketing. In saying that, the Governor of Florida is a madman so maybe it will reopen anyway.

I think Disney are invested in Florida, they have a contract with the NBA to fulfill and the resort openings seem to be practicing social distancing.

Not that I agree with this as everyone from Nebraska to Miami will be bringing the virus down with them for their family vacation.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing with WDW is that when they opened, they essentially became their own council/government. Whilst there will still be enforced restrictions and limitations, reopening for them should be noticeably easier. Not to mention at around 25,000 acres, they have much more land to play around with.

 

Disneyland on the other hand is a lot smaller and doesn’t have as much power as authorities  go, so will likely be the last resort to reopen by a noticeable margin. 
 

Then again with cases on the rise within the states, the chances of delaying a full reopening is likely.

Link to post
Share on other sites

bournemouth_beach_yesterday_in_england_zShows how much Brits are itching to just get outside after the extensive lockdown procedures (reddit post below).

Results in 2 trends: In the financial sense more visitors for national leisure attractions such as theme parks as people less likely to travel abroad = good for new rides and for the next few weeks at least they can expect a high enough number of people packing them out.

In the covid-19 sense how many people will actually follow the new safety rules imposed by parks given people already disregard park rules (e.g. no q jumping - there's countless other examples) pre-covid? The government have already said they'll reverse the decision to open the latest wave of businesses if people don't adhere to social distancing. What will the parks do if almost all their guests don't adhere to social distancing? It'll be interesting to see what measures they have in place to ensure adherence to rules.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Wellthatsucks/comments/hfijlc/bournemouth_beach_yesterday_in_england_zero/

Link to post
Share on other sites

Merlin attractions are good to go with certification from the tourist board!

image.png.4c0ad5ed6d737c026a77ba1ca2ec73c0.png

 

I assume Blackpool will follow in the next few days if there operations are u to scratch.

I believe some Merlin Midways are now set to open on the 4th, Manchester for example.

The London attractions, Merlin's money maker are awaiting for London and tourism to reopen and will be the last of the UK's attractions to open.

 

Also its the thought that counts....................

image.png.629d0f7b1dfd4c9ab08c1799a85b0c71.png

Link to post
Share on other sites

All Belgian theme parks are reopening today. 

 

I'm rather confused how Bellewaerde managed to open Wakala for some sort of previews yesterday given the rule was that theme parks couldn't open before today. I guess they found some sort of loophole given they have a zoo, but I was under the impression that they weren't opening the zoo only at any point prior. 

 

Not the end of the world either way though..

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54350423

 

All the while, the top managers at Disney returned to full salary a month ago. A lot of long term workers getting the boot. Several entertainers across the Disney World resorts have been made redundant such as the Grand Floridian band who have performed at the hotel for 32 years. The heart of Disney, the people, being thrown to the bin. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 weeks later...
  • 2 months later...

So Disneyland Paris has now officially extended their closure, with reopening now scheduled for the 2nd April. Source- park social media.

 

Wouldn’t be surprised to see this pushed further to May or June given circumstances. Delayed closure/reopening of other European and U.K. parks is unfortunately imminent.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

As I'm sure everyone is aware, UK theme parks are set to be allowed to reopen from 12th April (assuming all goes to plan). However, the circumstances are slightly to different to when they reopened last July..

 

Last time, they were among the last things to reopen. Now, they're opening before indoor restaurants and indoor entertainment, and hotels. Obviously it means no indoor attractions (which is how the Merlin parks started out anyways last year). But it does raise some interesting questions:

 

-How will the parks cope without the ability to offer indoor, sit down restaurants? Will that reflect the number of people they choose to let in?

-What will the rules be for rides with indoor stations / that are partially indoors? See, for example, Smiler: will that be allowed to operate? If so, what conditions?

-Being open is great, but how will some parks (Towers, Blackpool and Flamingo specifically) fare whilst hotels are closed?

 

Whilst I doubt that these will impact the openings of the parks outright, I certainly think that that first month of opening will be different to how the parks felt last year.

 

Again, take Towers as an example. If rides with indoor sections can't open, that affects Smiler, Th13teen and Galactica. Arguably Wickerman too. But then what of the likes of Nemesis and Oblivion, with their open, more shed-like stations? It's something which certainly could have a huge impact.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, JoshC. said:

are set to be allowed to reopen from 12th April

I believe this is because the government only want these sort of places to open once COVID infection rates are below 1000 a day (current forecasts estimate the 7th April to be the earliest this will be true). Also both Thorpe and Alton have said they're "reviewing current govt. legislation" and seeing as how many of their rides have indoor segments opening their parks when many of their rides could be forced to remain shut may mean that they may choose to wait until after that date.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Mingo might be ok actually because the "resort" is all self catered caravans. Which are allowed to open around the same date.

 

Others will initially struggle potentially. But it was always going to be a long road back considering how we dealt with it in the first place.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...