PHOTOS - All Walt Disney World transportation services now suspended

Mar 18, 2020 in "Bus Transportation"

Walt Disney World Bus fleet parked during Coronavirus closure
Posted: Wednesday March 18, 2020 7:39am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

All Walt Disney World transportation is now suspended from the morning of Wednesday March 18 2020 through the end of the month.

Much of the Walt Disney World bus fleet is now parked in the Transportation and Ticket Center parking lot.

The Walt Disney World Resort owned and operated hotels will close this Friday.

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Disstevefan13 minutes ago

Draw crowds back. That’s a good one. Masks or no masks, the crowds will be there.

disneygeek904 minutes ago

I'm personally fine with them riding it out a bit longer. We saw what happened last time everyone threw the masks off the second the numbers were even remotely acceptable. Of course, if vaccination was required to enter, I'd be more than happy to have masks optional.

GoofGoof16 minutes ago

Not sure they need any help drawing crowds back. Hotel rooms are hard to come by and/or expensive for the Fall into Winter starting 10/1. I think Disney would probably prefer to loosen some additional Covid restrictions but they have been conservative all along and I wouldn’t expect that to change now. I could see them bringing back character meet and greets once they can definitively state that all CMs are vaccinated, but that’s a few months out still. Maybe by Christmas. The fact that they are expecting larger crowds for the 50th into the busy holiday season may result in keeping indoor masks a little longer.

Heelz231528 minutes ago

^^The question will be if/when it drops back that low what will Disney do? I would think to help draw the crowds back in sell the fact things have improved and are safe to come. Hopefully the indoor masks (seeing they're the only theme park that requires them) will be removed.

GoofGoof29 minutes ago

I did see a TV interview where they confirmed there were no recorded cases of myocarditis. As @Heppenheimer said, small sample size but still good news.

Bob Harlem43 minutes ago

Should be under 5% by the 2nd week of October based on the UF projection models, which have been a lot more accurate so far than I would have originally believed.

Heelz23151 hour ago

Positivity rate in Orange Co down to 11.47%, dropped 1.32% in the last 7 days. Once it gets below below 7.9% they'll be in moderate category spread. Less than 5%, they'll be the low category spread. Either one they should drop the indoor masks. Things are improving, and Disney' policy should reflect that.

Heppenheimer1 hour ago

I'm actually a little disappointed in the numbers involved. The most severe side effects recorded in the trials and initial post-marketing surveillance showed up at a rate of 1 to 100k to 5 million. Just over 2K subjects simply isn't enough to know anything about the frequency and severity of the rare but more concerning side effects compared to other age groups. That being said, I'm still lining my up my son as soon as he is eligible, barring some unforeseen problems with his age bracket. But if there is going to be some issues with kids, even if they are extremely rare, it's just better science to have some estimation of the frequency and severity prior to marketing, not after.

EpcoTim2 hours ago

I probably could have worded that better but my point was that a vaxxed person could be carrying it and have zero idea because they show no symptoms yet they can spread just as easily. Granted, vaxxed are a lot less likely to carry in the first place but if they are they can still spread, some don’t consider that point though. Personal experience, but I’ve ran into quite a few who think just because they have the shots they are in the clear 100%. This actually happened at my hotel on Saturday, guy jumps into the elevator with no mask and quickly proclaims that no one should worry because he’s had his 2 shots of Pfizer.

DCBaker2 hours ago

"Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and generates a “robust” immune response in a clinical trial of kids ages 5 to 11, the drugmakers announced in a press release Monday. The companies tested a two-dose regimen of 10 micrograms — about a third the dosage used for teens and adults — administered three weeks apart. The shots were well tolerated and produced an immune response and side effects comparable to those seen in a study of people ages 16 to 25, they said. Common side effects for teens and adults include fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data, which included more than 2,200 children, will be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration and other health regulators “as soon as possible,” the companies said. “We are eager to extend the protection afforded by the vaccine to this younger population, subject to regulatory authorization, especially as we track the spread of the Delta variant and the substantial threat it poses to children,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said in a release. The new data comes as many parents say they are anxious to get their children vaccinated, especially as schools reopen and the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread. The strain has led to a surge in hospitalizations across the U.S., including among young kids who are currently ineligible to get the shots. So far, the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been cleared by the FDA for people as young as 12, while Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines have been authorized for adults. The FDA is expected to issue a decision sometime this week on which groups are eligible to get a third dose, or booster shot, of the Pfizer vaccine. An FDA advisory committee on Friday unanimously recommended Pfizer booster shots to people age 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans. Bourla said last week that Pfizer could submit data on children from ages 5 to 11 by the end of this month. Additionally, Pfizer expects to release clinical trial data on how well its Covid vaccine works in children as young as 6-months-old to 5 years old as early as the end of October, he said. The release shared Monday didn’t mention whether any of the kids in the trial experienced myocarditis, a rare heart condition seen in a small number of adolescents and young adults." https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/20/pfizer-covid-vaccine-is-safe-generates-robust-immune-response-in-kids-ages-5-to-11.html

Lilofan7 hours ago

Anyone who has played football, many hits to the head and body in practice and in games, the pain relief starts with Tylenol...

MisterPenguin10 hours ago

Yes, Me too!! My confidence in the FDA to be unswayed by two administrations and neither administration attempting to force them to do something too hasty has really increased my confidence, too!!!!

GoofGoof11 hours ago

Yeah, I‘ve basically given up trying to figure out what the newest spin will be. Nobody is changing their mind so we “learn to live with the virus”. That doesn’t actually mean what some people want it to though. We don’t just bury our heads in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist, instead the plan includes continued mitigations like masks and distancing in some cases and attempts to limit unvaccinated people from public exposure for long periods of time including workplaces and certain leisure activities. Once community spread is under control the fully vaccinated will likely be able to return to mostly normal life again.

Virtual Toad11 hours ago

Interestingly it was the exact opposite. The panel decided that the vaccine is so effective that boosters for the general public are not needed at this time. But spinners will continue to spin I guess.