This is a thread to discuss — in some cases perhaps hypothetically — priorities and strategies for an October 2020 trip. If you think that people who go to theme parks during pandemics are mass murderers or otherwise criminally insane, feel free to express that view . . . somewhere else. Don’t be killing my buzz. It’s my Dalmation Day.
I can — and in all likelihood will — make quite a last-minute decision to actually go ahead with my trip to Orlando in October but I’d still like to enjoy the fun of thinking about how the trip will (or would) look like.
I’m fortunate that I’ve visited WDW relatively frequently in the last few years so this is very much not a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me. That makes the planning substantially easier.
I grow ever more clear that the theme of the trip is simply being there and enjoying the sights and sounds and atmosphere. But equally it’s about being safe.
What that means to me in practice is that rides are not a priority. Any ride that may pose, for example, social distancing challenges (sure there are rules and markings and so on, but not everyone follows the rules) is crossed off the list.
One of the biggest challenges is where to eat. A real spanner in those works is that resort-hopping is (currently) not allowed. I was thinking that places like Geyser Point and Three Bridges would (a) be quiet during the day and (b) be fairly safe as they’re basically open-air. (But equally, somewhere like 1900PF would be out, because it’s a wholly enclosed indoor space.)
So I’m going to be thinking about how to have an enjoyable and safe trip. With minimal expectations. And I welcome suggestions and positive contributions to those thoughts.
I will also be visiting UOR, so feel free to chip in on that side of things, too.