Firstly, thank you again to all our readers who have voted and are commenting on these posts. Our first Poll Coronavirus Poll: Don't Miss Your Theme Park Fix now has 122 votes all saying yes which is great. I am really loving finding out what you are looking forward to doing as soon as those gates open. For those who get annoyed that everything always seems to be about Walt Disney World, do not despair other amazing theme parks will be covered. When I replied to a comment on Facebook regarding this, I simply said the truth which is that our readers love Disney, it's as simple as that. Here at Theme Park Tourist, we love all theme parks (including Disney) and will always endeavor to bring you the latest news and features from the top theme parks around the World.
We know these are very difficult times for all those people who aren't getting their pay check and for all those people who are unwell across the globe from the Coronavirus. The controversy regarding Walt Disney World Annual Passholder payments continues. Our most recent Poll Should Disney Give Relief And Offer To Defer Monthly Payments For Annual Passholders currently has 48% of you saying Yes, 35% saying No and 16% saying that a plan is needed. Keep voting to have your say and we will discuss these results and comments further in Part 5. We will continue to keep you up to date on all the latest announcements regarding how the Coronavirus is affecting the parks and what Disney is (or isn't doing) to support it's cast members and planned visitors to the parks in the next couple of months.
On a lighter note, it has been really interesting over the last few days looking at all the comments from Coronavirus Poll: When the gates open which ride will you run to first at Disney's Magic Kingdom? March 23, 2020 Part 2 that actually for many of you it isn't a ride you are looking forward to most when the gates open. Here are the current results from Poll 2 taken at 8pm (UK time):
Big Thunder Mountain - 19% Haunted Mansion - 18% Splash Mountain - 16% Space Mountain - 16% Pirate of the Caribbean - 13% People Mover - 8% Peter Pan's Flight - 5% Jungle Cruise - 3% Dumbo - 1% Carousel of Progress - 1%
I guess the top four so far are unsurprising. I must apologize now for missing The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train off the list. I am blaming my two sons for my mistake as they were jumping all over me at the time when I was putting the poll together. I suppose that is unfair, there is really no excuse.
I have read all your comments and I am updating the poll accordingly. Like I said in my first post, I want to listen to you, I want to hear your views. I also said I really wanted one of these posts to hit the 1000 share mark. Currently as I write we have got six shares with 154 votes! Oh well they say keep trying and trying and it can only improve, I believe in you! I believe all your friends and family want and need a smile especially for a lot of the world's population who are self isolating. We can't see our loved ones right now and thinking about Disney's Magic Kingdom rides attractions, sights and sounds and shows has surely got to help to boost positivity at this difficult time.