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    Verizon and Disney Team Up for Multi Year Relationship...

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    November 12, 2008 - Marking a first in both the travel and mobile industries, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Verizon are teaming up for a multi-year relationship designed to enhance the guest experience – before, during and after guests arrive at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. This alignment allows guests to have a personal tour guide right in their wireless phones along with reliable new services at the parks. Early next year guests will also use Verizon Wireless’ technology when experiencing Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, an ultra-interactive attraction coming to Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort.

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    I just read about this on another site...it's very interesting and something that we have, in some form, discussed before with the tests that Disney has previously run. It is surprising that they would align with one particular company like this but at least some features will be offered to all. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out for sure, I just hope that it doesn't turn into a reason for kids and/or parents to keep their noses in a piece of technology.

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    is kim possible even on tv still? i thought that died when i left junior high
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERich2010 View Post
    is kim possible even on tv still? i thought that died when i left junior high
    I was wondering that too. I had never really gotten into it in the first place, so when I stopped hearing about it, I forgot about it. I didn't even know that it won an Emmy...
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    New episodes of Kim Possible still come on the Disney Channel....I just don't remember what time.
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    I just like the idea that I can use my phone for ride times, restaurant openings, show times, etc. That is the part of the article that really caught my interest. Of course my nieces will love the Kim Possble stuff but the other things are the part I like.
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    Re: Verizon and Disney Team Up for Multi Year Relationship...

    Does anyone know if this has been implemented in the parks yet? What is the time frame on this? Has anyone had any experience using this service?

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    Re: Verizon and Disney Team Up for Multi Year Relationship...

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    Does anyone know if this has been implemented in the parks yet? What is the time frame on this? Has anyone had any experience using this service?
    I was wondering about this too - I would like to try this out if or when it is available!
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    Re: Verizon and Disney Team Up for Multi Year Relationship...

    I read about this in one of the guide books. According to the book, you could access current attraction wait times, restaurant availability, character appearance info, and special park activities. The book "The Complete Walt Disney World 2009" says this should be up and running in early 2009; uh, isn't that like now? I haven't seen anything about this on any of the other sites.
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    Re: Verizon and Disney Team Up for Multi Year Relationship...

    Just found this on another site:

    The new application will be available for download from Verizon's "Get It Now" store in early 2009. Initially the application will only work for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. The companies will add support for other Disney resorts later.

    Specific details about what the application will actually do haven't been announced yet. But some of the likely features include the ability to make reservations for restaurants, hotels, and even attractions right from a Verizon handset. Using GPS-based location services, subscribers will also be able to access a Disney character map that will pinpoint exactly where Minnie Mouse is at any given moment, thus saving scores of parents from running around the park all day looking for their kids' favorite characters.

    There will also be information about show times and the best places to view characters and other attractions. Disney will also offer mobile games and fun facts that can be downloaded inside the park to provide more information about what people are seeing and doing on their vacation.


    Disney and Verizon plan to offer some features and information for free to Verizon customers. But the application itself will cost money. Pricing for the new application hasn't been worked out. Hughes also wouldn't say whether Verizon would charge a monthly fee or a one-time download fee.

    Just checked my phone and there is no app yet for this.
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    Re: Verizon and Disney Team Up for Multi Year Relationship...

    Quote Originally Posted by M5ward View Post
    Just found this on another site:

    The new application will be available for download from Verizon's "Get It Now" store in early 2009. Initially the application will only work for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. The companies will add support for other Disney resorts later.

    Specific details about what the application will actually do haven't been announced yet. But some of the likely features include the ability to make reservations for restaurants, hotels, and even attractions right from a Verizon handset. Using GPS-based location services, subscribers will also be able to access a Disney character map that will pinpoint exactly where Minnie Mouse is at any given moment, thus saving scores of parents from running around the park all day looking for their kids' favorite characters.

    There will also be information about show times and the best places to view characters and other attractions. Disney will also offer mobile games and fun facts that can be downloaded inside the park to provide more information about what people are seeing and doing on their vacation.


    Disney and Verizon plan to offer some features and information for free to Verizon customers. But the application itself will cost money. Pricing for the new application hasn't been worked out. Hughes also wouldn't say whether Verizon would charge a monthly fee or a one-time download fee.

    Just checked my phone and there is no app yet for this.

    Thanks Michele, I'll keep waiting and hoping it is available for my trip.
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    Re: Verizon and Disney Team Up for Multi Year Relationship...

    This sounds so cool! I hope it's up when we're there - thanks for sharing this info, hope to read more about this.
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