Colossus is such a poor capacity throughput performing coaster at the best of times without a pandemic.Has anyone been to Thorpe this week/since the schools have been back? I was intrigued to what the queues were like. Queue times is saying that Colossus was hitting 90 minutes today despite schools return. I am assuming the trains could be on 1 train op or the cleaning is taking a lot of time?
Did you know you can do this at AT and Thorpe in the UK too? Rent out a coaster, an area or the whole park for an hour, a day or longer... Slightly more expensive though!Here's thinking outside the box when you can't get people to come to your park due to COVID-19:
Beech Bend Amusement Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is offering families of six a chance to rent the entire park before its season ends.coasterforce.com
Just to clear this up, where masks are being worn is not where the outbreaks are happening, and is not the cause of increasing numbers in the UK.I think forcing people to wear a mask the entire day is too much of a restriction.
I also think it is now VERY questionable if it actually helps considering the massive rise in cases again whilst such restrictions are supposedly in place in many public settings.
Well, I disagree and I could barely stomach wearing one throughout 2 1/2 hours Tenet which was a dreadful film to make matters worse. I won't be going to the cinema most likely again in this situation. I think I'm not the only one and studios are taking note, constantly pushing their big movies forward.Just to clear this up, where masks are being worn is not where the outbreaks are happening, and is not the cause of increasing numbers in the UK.
There is plenty of scientific evidence behind masks reducing viral transmission and viral load which we have already detailed into in this topic.
The current increase in numbers in countries is due to reopening the economy, people having increased interactions with those outside of their households and the effects of people going back to schools, unis and workplaces with increased day to day interactions, without masks.
As for Disney, I’m surprised they are even still open. Their footfall is now so low as no one can go there, questionable whether it’s even worth being open.
I personally don’t think masks for the whole day is too much of a restriction and I would happily get on with it as it makes it safer, and clears up confusion about where they should and shouldn’t be worn around the parks.
I’ve just been out at the parks in germany and masks are required in all indoor spaces, attractions and waiting areas, so pretty much the whole day, and I didn’t have any issues with it. But I can understand how personal tolerance is different, but I can tell you those parks felt much much safer wearing masks in the lines, coupled with social distancing and screens than the uk parks where most people don’t stick to social distancing, masks aren’t mandated in queues and there are no screens in cattle pens. And that reflects in Germany’s virus situation compared to the uk.Well, I disagree and I could barely stomach wearing one throughout 2 1/2 hours Tenet which was a dreadful film to make matters worse. I won't be going to the cinema most likely again in this situation. I think I'm not the only one and studios are taking note, constantly pushing their big movies forward.
In parks it's maybe not quite as bad as it's outside but it definitely played part in my decision not to go to PortaVentura (as well as the reduced entertainment stuff).
The rules are strange. I got a takeaway from Five guys a few weeks ago no one wearing masks. It was busy, I had forgotten all about the eat out thing until I noticed the half price bill and that explained why it was packed. McDonalds it is required and it was empty at the weekend. I'm talking inside.
I think the eat out scheme was a big mistake if it added to cases.
I'm wearing one where-ever required / recommended but I still wonder about its effectiveness.
How on earth did you come to that conclusion? The scheme started at the beginning of August, the rate of increase in new cases didn’t rise until Sept 3rd, (many schools in many areas now go back the week before this) we were maintaining the same very gradual rate of increase that we’d seen since June up until the point when schools started returning... It’s fairly obvious what’s causing this rise. It’s the same problem we had at the start, a Government insisiting on keeping schools open and completely downplaying the role they have in transmission.The spike we are seeing now is as a result of the scheme.
The word “exponential” means the rate of increase becoming more and more rapid. It’s clear to me, that rates have been increasing exponentially since unlocking in July, but this rate of increase has built up as time has gone on and the virus has circulated and spread more into the population.How on earth did you come to that conclusion? The scheme started at the beginning of August, the rate of increase in new cases didn’t rise until Sept 3rd, (many schools in many areas now go back the week before this)
I didn’t mention exponential, I refered to the fact that the ’rate’ of increase has remained steady right through July and August up until Sept. Schools in Scotland went back Aug 15th, Almost all schools in England had returned by Sept 2nd... Rate slowly begin to rise faster on Sept 3rd, and you can’t see the link?The word “exponential” means the rate of increase becoming more and more rapid. It’s clear to me, that rates have been increasing exponentially since unlocking in July, but this rate of increase has built up as time has gone on and the virus has circulated and spread more into the population.
I know you will disagree, but I think we have been experiencing exponential increase ever since reopening society and the daily numbers double at more often intervals as the rate of change becomes more rapid. The WHO says once your positivity rate reaches 5% the pandemic is out of control and can only be stopped by a lockdown- I don’t know the exact positivity in england but in Scotland it is now 3.6%, it is getting dangerously close to being out of control.
Just my opinion anyway, you are feel free to have your own opinion, but most england schools haven’t been open 2 weeks yet so I personally don’t even think that we’ve seen the effects of reopening schools in the numbers yet, not to mention the whole testing issues going on right now which will cause a backlog in the confirmed cases.
In germany most states have had schools open for about a month now, with the exception of baden- Württemberg. So in my opinion, it’s clear to see that schools and the economy can both get open without such a dramatic spike when you have proper contact tracing and enforcement of mask policies etc. In england, enforcement of masks is non-existent and compliance is getting worse and contact tracing is not good enough. I think it is perfectly possible to have a balance of economy and education if the government can get management right.
But if I had to choose, I choose education. It’s not fair to compromise education. But we need proper contact tracing for schools, and proper social distancing and mask rules, otherwise numbers are going to get out of control. Of course non socially distant schools play a massive role here in transmission, but I don’t think we’ve seen the effects of reopening schools in the manner we have in the uk figures yet.