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2020-05-22 1:08:26 AM  
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2020-05-22 1:22:49 AM  
Can a theme park even turn a profit at significantly limited capacity?

I'm guessing no. I'm guessing you would save money staying closed.
 
2020-05-22 1:24:44 AM  
They aren't looking to make money. These are radiation canaries.
 
2020-05-22 1:28:22 AM  
Avada Kedaver
 
2020-05-22 1:28:40 AM  
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2020-05-22 1:31:35 AM  
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2020-05-22 1:52:06 AM  
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2020-05-22 2:32:20 AM  
Derpefy!
 
2020-05-22 2:34:37 AM  
Also, Subby, it's Expecto Covidum

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2020-05-22 2:51:18 AM  

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2020-05-22 3:00:09 AM  

Smackledorfer: Can a theme park even turn a profit at significantly limited capacity?


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2020-05-22 4:28:33 AM  
I visited there a couple years ago. It was nifty. And just like the books, all the cool stuff is in Knockturn Alley.
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/why yes, one person is checking out the price of a skull
 
2020-05-22 5:12:02 AM  
Well...bye.
 
2020-05-22 5:32:42 AM  
I'd go there if Disney paid me $1 million per hour. Nothing less.
 
2020-05-22 5:39:09 AM  

jmr61: I'd go there if Disney paid me $1 million per hour. Nothing less.


That would barely cover the cost of the food at Universal
 
2020-05-22 6:27:06 AM  

jmr61: I'd go there if Disney paid me $1 million per hour. Nothing less.


Not sure why Disney would pay anyone to go to Universal Studios, but I'd go there for a couple hundred an hour.
There are parts of the park where the crowds are sparse even during normal times.
 
2020-05-22 7:36:36 AM  
You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.
 
2020-05-22 7:49:17 AM  
I'll pass for a while.

Transmission variables increase with population density. This wildfire isn't out yet.
 
2020-05-22 8:33:14 AM  

Tommy Moo: You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.


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2020-05-22 9:14:21 AM  
Might be the only time in our lives to go to one of these parks and not have to wait in the lines.

/LINES!
//ALWAYS WITH THE LINES
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2020-05-22 9:37:15 AM  

KodosZardoz: I visited there a couple years ago. It was nifty. And just like the books, all the cool stuff is in Knockturn Alley.
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/why yes, one person is checking out the price of a skull


Yeah, my wife made me take her a few years ago. It was pretty cool, but much like (i assume) star wars land, it's basically a way to get you to buy shiat.
 
2020-05-22 9:39:03 AM  

Tommy Moo: You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.


Wait, is this a bit? Several of those things are happening
 
2020-05-22 10:01:54 AM  

KodosZardoz: I visited there a couple years ago. It was nifty. And just like the books, all the cool stuff is in Knockturn Alley.
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/why yes, one person is checking out the price of a skull


I am not ashamed to admit I own a t-shirt from Borgin and Burkes.  Best part of the park.  Now we just need to get them to put rum in the frozen butter beer!
 
2020-05-22 10:01:59 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Tommy Moo: You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.

Wait, is this a bit? Several of those things are happening


He got his UV light stuck and is taking it out on fark.
 
2020-05-22 10:41:42 AM  

Tommy Moo: You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.


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2020-05-22 12:53:54 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Tommy Moo: You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.

Wait, is this a bit? Several of those things are happening


No they aren't. We never even came close to running out of ICU beds. You want me to post the graph? Cuomo whined that the federal government wasn't giving him enough ventilators. NY got 70,000 of them. At peak they were using about 10%. All of those field hospitals set up ad hoc around the country sat empty. Not one of them was used. Sweden peaked and has been declining in new cases and deaths over a month ago in spite of never locking down. 7 out of the 8 states that never locked down have below the median per capita case load in the US. You're just wrong and no amount of evidence will ever drill it through your skull because you are emotionally invested in not being wrong and you're paranoid that if the country reopens and the economy improves before the election Trump might not look quite as bad. Let's be honest, that's all the lockdown is really about at this point.
 
2020-05-22 1:12:31 PM  

Tommy Moo: Natalie Portmanteau: Tommy Moo: You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.

Wait, is this a bit? Several of those things are happening

No they aren't. We never even came close to running out of ICU beds. You want me to post the graph? Cuomo whined that the federal government wasn't giving him enough ventilators. NY got 70,000 of them. At peak they were using about 10%. All of those field hospitals set up ad hoc around the country sat empty. Not one of them was used. Sweden peaked and has been declining in new cases and deaths over a month ago in spite of never locking down. 7 out of the 8 states that never locked down have below the median per capita case load in the US. You're just wrong and no amount of evidence will ever drill it through your skull because you are emotionally invested in not being wrong and you're paranoid that if the country reopens and the economy improves before the election Trump might not look quite as bad. Let's be honest, that's all the lockdown is really about at this point.


Ok, except there are spikes in florida and georgia. Florida is still trying to hide cases. The states that never shut down are also doing the least testing, so yeah, obviously they're going to have the fewest cases. They're doing the same things China did, but somehow when these states do it, you claim validation.
And, have you seen Sweden's infection rates? And their economy is in no better shape than any of their neighbors.

At least I know it's not a bit and can tag you appropriately.
 
2020-05-22 1:12:45 PM  

Tommy Moo: You doomsday pessimists have been 100% confident in your predictions since day one, and you've been wrong every single time. You were wrong about the 5% death rate. Wrong about running out of ICU beds. Wrong about Sweden spiraling out of control. Wrong about 2 million dead in the US by summer. Wrong about reopening Georgia and Florida causing a spike in new cases. I'm done listening to your predictions. This park will reopen and a month later we will see no significant difference in the new case load (except that it will likely continue to go down) and you'll whistle and backpedal and gaslight and pretend you never said these things, but Fark doesn't let you edit comments and I'm going to save this thread and rub your damn noses in it.


Uhm, we flattened the curve.  More in some places  than others.  That's the whole point.  If you were successful at it, idiots like you will complain it was unnecessary, while Italy shows you what happens when you do nothing and don't have a great medical system in place to handle the load(hint: Sweden still told people to stay home and practice social distancing, and they still have higher rates, they didn't do nothing like Italy and they have a more prepared medical system and healthier population than the US)
 
2020-05-22 2:21:39 PM  

RussianPotato: Might be the only time in our lives to go to one of these parks and not have to wait in the lines.

/LINES!
//ALWAYS WITH THE LINES
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We were at Universal the day before they shut down. Not overly crowded, Purell dispensers everywhere and people were already socially distancing.

I just thought of something. I visited Notre Dame the day before it burned down. Am I a jinx? If so, should I visit Mar a Lago?
 
2020-05-22 2:55:47 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: KodosZardoz: I visited there a couple years ago. It was nifty. And just like the books, all the cool stuff is in Knockturn Alley.
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/why yes, one person is checking out the price of a skull

Yeah, my wife made me take her a few years ago. It was pretty cool, but much like (i assume) star wars land, it's basically a way to get you to buy shiat.


Pretty much. But then again that's all these theme parks anyway.
 
2020-05-22 2:59:48 PM  

Nogrhi: KodosZardoz: I visited there a couple years ago. It was nifty. And just like the books, all the cool stuff is in Knockturn Alley.
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/why yes, one person is checking out the price of a skull

I am not ashamed to admit I own a t-shirt from Borgin and Burkes.  Best part of the park.  Now we just need to get them to put rum in the frozen butter beer!


Lol. Yeah I bought a tshirt from Borgin and Burke's as well. They did have the coolest stuff. I tried the butter beer and it was just really really sweet vanilla soda. And you're right: they need to make it alcoholic. I asked about fire whiskey and they said they had it and it was just cinnamon whiskey like fireball. I passed.  But at least the park has real beer all over the place. They had Guinness and others for sale. Even saw a kiosk right before the hogwarts express selling beer. Lol
 
2020-05-22 3:15:24 PM  
Meanwhile,
'I can't get any help': Disney World staff go weeks without unemployment benefits
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2​0​20/may/22/disney-world-furloughed-work​ers-unemployment-covid-19
 
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