COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

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COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:20 pm

Since COVID-19 posts have invaded the individual park threads we figured it would make more sense to centralize everything into one place where people can discuss the current impacts and potential future impacts of COVID-19 hysteria on the industry.

What are your thoughts on the subject and what potential impacts do you see?

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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby WolfBobs » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:25 pm

On a serious note, I do wonder how this will effect staffing at parks who rely heavily on international staffing from Asian countries. It could be even more painful for parks like CP to get their international staffing this season. I see this being the biggest impact to parks this summer.

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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:32 pm

One thing I find hilariously American about this entire thing is that out of the world's 195 countries we have had the 9th most reported cases of this coronavirus (even though we haven't been doing much testing so the real number is much higher) and the collective mentality (not yours specifically, don't take it like that because I feel like we're on the same page) is that we're afraid to bring in workers from other, infinitely less impacted countries who might infect us.

That said, that undoubtedly is the mentality so I agree with you that it's probably going to be a major issue.
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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:33 pm

Potential impacts I've noticed is that stock for theme park chains is REALLY low right now!! (As is cruise lines, and airfare stock!) - It's a great time to stock up!
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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby jamesinclair » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:47 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:Potential impacts I've noticed is that stock for theme park chains is REALLY low right now!! (As is cruise lines, and airfare stock!) - It's a great time to stock up!


I just noticed how low six flags is.

But like, its way too low. Are they in serious danger, like in 2008, again? If the parks are forced to close during the season, do they have the cash to wait it out?

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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:53 pm

^^SIX isn't tanking specifically because of COVID-19. SIX is tanking because it's a tire fire. I suggest giving this thread a read.

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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby jamesinclair » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:17 pm

coasterbill wrote:^^SIX isn't tanking specifically because of COVID-19. SIX is tanking because it's a tire fire. I suggest giving this thread a read.


I knew that thread existed but couldnt find it, thanks.

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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:16 pm

Starbucks up here (maybe everywhere else too?) is only serving their beverages in their own cups.
No personal cups are allowed to be used, at this time.

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Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Theme Parks Official Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:30 pm

Living in the Netherlands I'm really surprised the Efteling is still open as the first person to be diagnosed here lives in Loon op Zand what is the township of the park. Now I'm not concerned at all but we have a tendency to overreact in the Netherlands so I guess we will see how it goes, still expecting it.
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