2020: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Danny, 20th Nov 2019.

  1. Rojo

    Rojo TowersStreet Member

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    China closed cinemas to try and prevent spread of nCoV from mass gatherings so could see the UK parks getting the same treatment if there was a serious outbreak in the UK
     
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    I suspect there may be some balancing between those avoiding theme parks and those not going abroad this year looking for something to do in the UK. As others have said there's very little to suggest that this will be bad news for Merlin (and the UK).

    Of course it is a great excuse already being etched into the Merlin 2020 Annual Report.
     
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    Yep if this turns out to be nothing Merlin have a very convenient execute for their annual report though they don't have public investors to grovel to now
     
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    Will Merlin still need to do an annual report now it's in private ownership?
     
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    On another point, when is the first operational day of the season to anyone? No I'm not asking about the general season I mean services and john lewis events
     
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    Pretty certain services day is the weekend before opening, ie 14/15 March. If John Lewis are doing a day it will be the weekend before that (ie 7 March)
     
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    Not having any problems with it
     
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    Currently, coronavirus cases in the UK are still quite limited (the stats might have changed since I last checked, but the last I heard was that there were 11 cases in this country mostly caused by one man, who has now recovered.), so I wouldn't envisage much impact on the parks (if there is even a noticeable impact at all), personally.
     
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    As a direct result of impending coronavirus doom, I am therefore refusing to renew my MAP this year and will only be purchasing an ATAP.

    Impact.
     
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    No doubt they'll use it in their end of year report as an excuse for visitor numbers stagnating
     
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    I just thought of another thing; did similar outbreaks such as SARS and swine flu have any noticeable impact on theme parks in the UK? There might be bits of park history I don't know, but the only outbreak I can think of that's ever impacted UK theme parks in any way is the foot & mouth outbreak in the early 2000s, and that was purely because it meant that Alton Towers had to cull all of its farm animals.
     
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    I want to be the first person to ride Nemesis while having coronavirus
     
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    If the virus spreads unchecked in this country, and it is doing so already, then theme parks will close for the duration of the epidemic, as has already happened in the far east.
    For all the joking, this could put the UK industry on its knees.
     
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    If you ride the smiler once or twice I would suspect you will catch it!
     
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    Ah. That might be a problem then
     

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