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This week has seen numerous updates on possible changes we may see, Disney Parks to Feature Fewer Cast Members as Post-COVID-19 Opening Strategy Comes Together, Universal Orlando Resort Extends Closure Through May 31, and SeaWorld in Serious Trouble following Park Closure, post COVID-19 lock down. I guess we are all hoping for the gates to reopen as soon as they can but how many of us are going to want to or be able to actually afford to go when they do? So Poll 9, 10, 11 and 12 starting this week are going to explore this question further. As we have discovered it is not as simple as yes I want to go, it is the logistics of finances as well as the question of do you feel happy to go with the threat of COVID-19 inevitably still present.

Introducing our mini series 

So our first mini series of Polls will look like this:

  • Poll 9 - we will start with Walt Disney World
  • Poll 10 - will look at our readers who are/aren't looking at heading to Universal Orlando
  • Poll 11 - will focus on SeaWorld which will be eagerly awaited due to the news, SeaWorld in Serious Trouble following Park Closure
  • Poll 12 - Will ask the question regarding your plans for visiting other top theme parks around the world to investigate currently where you stand on the question, when the park gates reopen are you going to want to and be able to visit?
Hagrid, Image: Universal
Image: Universal

Results Poll 7 - We Hope All Disney Springs Locations Open With The Parks, But If They Don't Which Will You Miss The Most?

Let's first look at the latest results for Poll 7, as we said we hope that all locations reopen with the parks, or as soon after as possible and all employees return to their posts.
The final results for our Poll is as follows:

  1. AMC Dine-in Disney Springs 24 Theater - 25%
  2. Levi's - 0%
  3. Rainforest Cafe - 22%
  4. T-REX Cafe - 20%
  5. Ample Hills Creamery - 14%
  6. Drawn to Life - Cirque du Soleil - 19%
Image: AMC
Image: AMC

The results haven't changed very much, it is still fairly evenly spread across the five locations, with AMC just clinching the lead, closely followed by the Rainforest Cafe and then T-REX Cafe. Drawn to Life - Cirque du Soleil has 19% of the vote, I must admit we were amazed and loved Cirque du Soleil when we visited in 2009. This show is part of our Walt Disney World visit so I am personally hoping this returns along with all locations. Levi's is still at a dismal 0% but I suppose that was inevitable.

Results Poll 8 - Which Is Your Favourite Quarantine Created Homemade Disney Ride Through Video?

Brian's article HOMEMADE MAGIC: 8 Quarantine- Created Ride Recreations That Keep The Magic Alive, was a really fun read and because it entertained me so much I chose to base Poll 8 on it. Surprisingly not as many people have voted as I was expecting so far, but don't worry you still have time to vote by CLICKING HERE. I will reveal the final results of the best Homemade Quarantine Ride Through Video voted by Theme Park Tourist's readers in poll 10. Here are the results so far:

  • Peter Pan's Flight - 10%
  • Soarin' Around the World - 19%
  • Jungle Cruise - 29%
  • The Haunted Mansion - 19%
  • Alien Encounter - 0%
  • Toy Story Midway Mania 0%
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - 10%
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! - 14% 
Jungle Cruise, Theme Park Tourist
Image: Theme Park Tourist

As you can see, we have a clear winner at the moment with 29% of the vote, so well done to the makers of Jungle Cruise. Still in with a chance of clinching the title is Soarin' Around the World with 19% and The Haunted Mansion with 19%. However, all Homemade Videos still have the chance to gain the crown, so remember to keep voting and sharing with your family and friends. 


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