Joshua Counsil

Published: November 12, 2008 at 11:45 AM

Great idea, but it's surprising they didn't do it earlier. As much as I hate cell phones, they can be useful for little things like this.
Eli Katzman

Published: November 12, 2008 at 12:40 PM

wow... this is surprising and odd...
Oh, that sucks for you robert... you got AT&T. Or do you have another phone?
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: November 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM

No. But , to be honest, I don't see much here that I really need. I have the TPI ratings and reviews on iPhone. I just need to build a GPS- enabled park map now. :-)

As for wait times, well, if those are an issue, you're visiting at the wrong time!

James Rao
Writer

Published: November 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Okay, let me get this straight. Steve Jobs runs Disney. Steve Jobs runs Apple. Apple owns the iPhone. The iPhone only works with AT&T. Verizon gets the Disney contract. What am I missing?
Matt Roseboom

Published: November 12, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Here's a link to the full story:

http://www.attractionsmagazine.com/blog/?p=1130

Of interest is this part...
"While Verizon Wireless customers will have exclusive access to an array of enhanced features, Disney and Verizon are also working to ensure that some mobile information such as dining locations, show times and locations will be available to all parks visitors, regardless of their wireless company."

Deidre Dennis

Published: November 12, 2008 at 1:36 PM

My husband has Verizon for his work telephone and HATES it. Good coverage, but their service is horrible.

If you're used to going to theme parks, you realize that waiting for an attraction is just one of those things you have to deal with. My cell phone stays in my room and OFF when we're on vacation unless we're in the car or have one of those days where we might be doing different/separate things. One last thing to worry about losing while you're on a ride, or people calling you, too.

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: November 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM

As for the Jobs/Disney/Apple connection....

If there's a strong correlation among Toyota Prius owners, it is that they skew toward Mac/iPod/iPhone versus PC. But Prius' MP3 hook-up is designed for PC-based music players. (iPods work, but they don't display the track information.) Go figure.

Just goes to show that these deals are not (always) made based on board member relationships or customer preferences. It's who pays the most money to close the deal.

Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: November 12, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Well the Disney Cell Phones went bust so I would be concered as Verizon. Still not as cute as Pal Mickey!