I’m not saying that posters to these forums are necessarily guilty of what I’m currently feeling the need to rant about, but I do get the sense that elements of the wider Disney community are losing it right now.
There has long been a frothing urgency for the parks to reopen, coupled with a naive expectation that the reopening would (a) be soon and (b) everything would be back to normal.
The tone has recently shifted to “I don’t care how awful things will be when the parks reopen, I just want them open.”
This is perhaps best exemplified, by the view illustrated below, which seems quite prevalent:
The two are — of course — not the same thing. Cast members dressed as characters do so for very limited amounts of time, with significant breaks. They are typically young, healthy people, who are habituated to the Florida climate. I’m an overweight 51 year old with borderline asthma whose pearly white skin burns the instant the sun emerges from the clouds that usually blanket the UK year round. I don’t even know what 90 degrees means, and never experienced humidity before 2017.
The more Disney stuff I read the less inclined I am to go at all in 2020. I made a point on another thread that I was fearful of making a trip that would be less than other trips I’ve made. Entirely delightful well-meaning people then observed that Disney is forever changing and this is its great strength. Well, sure. In my Disney lifetime, they added Pandora, Toy Story Land and SWGE. Adding temperature checks and face masks and social distancing markings is a whole different type of change.
To which the response is likely to be “Well don’t go then. No-one’s forcing you.”
I’m genuinely interested to see footage and reportage of the reality on the ground of WDW when it eventually reopens. I don’t imagine it will have me scrambling towards the airport, bags in hand.
Honestly? I can wait.