Shanghai Disneyland will close in effort to contain coronavirus

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 11:49 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 1:06 PM
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OhioStater said:

Except for Sandusky. That's just the armpit of the world that no executive should be forced to live in.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 1:51 PM

I am not defensive about the weather where I live. As someone who wants as much snow as possible each winter, I understand many don't agree. I just think its funny when people who talk about seasonal affective disorder in northeast Ohio talk about Seattle as a solution. The data (taking it back to this thread) says otherwise.

Though if climate change means snow becomes rain, I would end up with 3 more months of my least favorite season, spring. If I wanted that, I could just move to Seattle. LOL

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:47 PM
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I'm playing the long game. The oceans rise enough, and my place will be beach front before too long.


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Thursday, September 2, 2021 5:04 PM

Been saying that about Weston for years. After the past week of weather it may be sooner than I expected.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 5:54 PM

I keep telling people that living in the Great Lakes region is going to be very very valuable in the not-too-distant future: a bit north of 20% of the world's fresh water.


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Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:51 PM

Being in Michigan, I enjoy the weather May - October, Tolerate March - April & November - December, and dread January - February. Its the endless cold, cloudy, dark days that just get to me.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:56 PM
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GoBucks89 said:

Though if climate change means snow becomes rain, I would end up with 3 more months of my least favorite season, spring. If I wanted that, I could just move to Seattle. LOL

I always laugh when I see all the beautiful flowery images of Spring.

That's literally the last 59 hours of Spring in Ohio.

Last edited by OhioStater, Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:58 PM

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 9:09 PM

I have seasonal affective disorder but at both yearly extremes. There is not enough light in the winter and more light than my brain wants to deal with during the peak of summer. I also don't handle heat well. It's always such a cruel end to the summer when the temperature drops back into my zone of productivity and comfort right as break ands and I go back to work. I need to have the change of seasons I don't think I would function without it. That being said February and August weather could both be a lot shorter as far as I'm concerned. If I could just stretch Spring and Fall out longer Ohio weather would be perfect.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 9:15 PM
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I can definitely relate to that. I loved fall, every year (especially at CP, natch). It was like someone threw a switch on November 1, sometimes even sooner, dragging Northern Ohio into the suck. Adjusted for the temps in used to, I get those feels in late November now, and they last into March.


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Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:03 PM
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That’s why I like NC. All 4 seasons. Mild winters. Fluctuates between mild abd hot summers. I haven’t had to shovel snow in 10+ years and live that we get a couple inches at least once.

Also, Fury. And the beach. And the mountains. And easy cheap flights. And BBQ. And Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Winston, Greensboro, Asheville…

I could go on.


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Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:34 PM
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I never hated the cold weather, just the dreary gray days for 4 months. I occasionally look at jobs in New York, Boston, and Cleveland and think about moving north again. Or maybe moving west out to the LA area. Florida weather is boring to me.


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Friday, September 3, 2021 12:02 AM
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I'm clearly of a certain age. I'm OK with boring weather.


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Friday, September 3, 2021 12:54 PM

As silly as it sounds, I always felt like my seasonal depression kicked in the Monday after Worlds of Adventure/Geauga Lake and/or Cedar Point Closing Day (whichever came first on a given year).

Back then they'd operate all the rides no matter how cruddy the weather was on those late October days, and it was still an opportunity to go outside and get fresh air and come home tired. Once the park offseason hit it always felt like activities went down to watching TV or walking around the mall, which never left me feeling like I had a fun or productive day.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 1:30 PM

I know how you feel. I attribute some of that to Daylight Saving Time ending. Once Daylight time ends, it’s dark when I get up, dark when I drive to work, and dark when I drive home. I can at least get an hour or so of daylight in the evening right before it ends.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 1:55 PM
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Everyone complains every spring about DST and how dumb it is. The time change has never been that big a deal to me, but that said I'd rather it be DST year round.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 3:24 PM

I think I am the only person that actually like the change from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time and back.

If we stayed on Standard time it would be light before 5am for much of the summer. If we stayed on Daylight Saving Time it wouldn't be light out until almost 9am for a chunk of winter.

The 2-3 days of adjustment twice a year are worth the hassle.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 3:54 PM

BrettV said:

Once the park offseason hit it always felt like activities went down to watching TV or walking around the mall, which never left me feeling like I had a fun or productive day.

I bought some ice spikes last year. That plus halfway-decent cold weather gear made it possible to hike year-round. I found that made a positive difference in my mood, even if I only got out once a week. I was also surprised at how deep into spring they were useful; trails get packed down into ice by people walking on them, and so the trails themselves are just about the last things to thaw.

I also thought about trying snowshoes, but it doesn't snow quite enough here to make them worthwhile. (At least, it doesn't seem to anymore...)

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Friday, September 3, 2021 4:37 PM
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Same. My wife and I do most of our hiking in the fall and winter. She bought us Yak Tracks last year and they really work on the snow and ice.

I am at my most depressed in December before and after Xmas for some reason. The trails are too wet to ride my mountain bike or lately it’s been unseasonably warm which also bums me out. Exercise is usually enough to pull me out of it but it hasn’t been

We are going to Universal for New Years this year then it’s peak ski season and it’s on until the snow melts. Just bought my wife a whole new kit for this season!

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Friday, September 3, 2021 4:48 PM

Being active in the winter can help. Having a dog that requires 2 walks a day no matter the weather (and that gets energized by cold and snow) leaves no other option. Skiing and sledding as well. Though with kids out of the house, sledding isn't as common now. Want to try ice boating but haven't done that yet.

Thought about getting snowshoes several years ago when we had weeks of 2 ft of snow on the ground. Dog went for long series of hops each day rather than walks Didn't get snowshoes though and not sure we have had a winter in which we would have used them since.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 8:49 PM
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I honestly feel significantly worse during the months of Standard Time. I'm a night owl and can pull the drapes, so I honestly don't care how early or late it gets light in the morning. I'm not going to see it either way. But when I'm leaving work in the dark at 4:30? That's just depressing.

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