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Old 13 Sep 20, 06:32 PM  
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When do you all reckon they will be open ... I know itís a how long is a piece of string question...just looking for peoples opinions..cheers!
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Old 13 Sep 20, 06:58 PM  
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I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't until next spring. Only one is usually open during the winter anyway and there is very little demand from locals or Americans on short visits once the weather gets cooler.
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Old 13 Sep 20, 07:01 PM  
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I wonder if they have a trigger to review it when they see park capacity levels (or hotel bookings which are a predictor for park capacity) reach X?

In the winter, one water park is always shut Ďfor maintenanceí and if the temps are cold, they shut the other. Even when the parks are open sometimes they are very quiet!

So my gut feeling based on not a lot is that they wonít be rushing to open given we are approaching winter? But honestly no idea!
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Old 13 Sep 20, 08:04 PM  
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I too woud not be surprised if Disney wait until next Spring to reopen the waterparks.

As above, demand for them in the cooler months is incredibly low. We went in February a couple of years ago and visited Aquatica. Parked up about 15mins after Aquatica opened and we were about the 10th car in the parking lot. Left after a couple of hours having done all the rides and there were only about 40 cars in the parking lot at most then. The weather was about 20C and sunny, but with a cool breeze - you were fine when in the water but certainly felt a bit chilly when walking between rides / up to the top of the launch towers.
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I also agree that spring is likely. I hope so because we are meant to be there for Easter
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I need to get in touch with them as we bought waterparks annual passes on our last-minute February half-term trip. We used them for a couple of days then, but were expecting to use them two or three more times over the course of the year.

I'm guessing a refund may be possible now.
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Old 16 Sep 20, 05:30 PM  
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I need to get in touch with them as we bought waterparks annual passes on our last-minute February half-term trip. We used them for a couple of days then, but were expecting to use them two or three more times over the course of the year.

I'm guessing a refund may be possible now.
I haven't seen anything about how they are dealing with waterpark only passes, but be prepared to not receive too much back. Once you visit twice you have got your money's worth and refunds aren't always calculated the most generous way.
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Yes, we had an AP and the Park was closed 6 times out of the 6 weeks we were there, we asked if there was any recompense and were told if we had had 3 visits that was it!
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Not before they have a sustained period of high attendance in the theme parks, which wont be happening until they raise their maximum capacity.

So next summer, at earliest. Waterparks are probably some of the most cost intensive operations to run-unless they can prove they are making a profit with them open and that they arent just going to be a drain on resources, they wont be opening.
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Not before they have a sustained period of high attendance in the theme parks, which wont be happening until they raise their maximum capacity.

So next summer, at earliest. Waterparks are probably some of the most cost intensive operations to run-unless they can prove they are making a profit with them open and that they arent just going to be a drain on resources, they wont be opening.
How much do they cost Disney to run?
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