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WDW Theme Parks Discuss The World Has Changed in the Vacation Planning forums; Originally Posted by firemedic My wife and I have our phones with us, but it's ONLY for coordinating meeting times with other family members in the park. Other than that, ...
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    Quote Originally Posted by firemedic View Post
    My wife and I have our phones with us, but it's ONLY for coordinating meeting times with other family members in the park. Other than that, I don't answer ANY calls or texts.
    Us as well if we split up (which is very rare). We'll have them on us this time because we anticipate splitting up from the teenagers this go-round. Still, I'd be hanging up on them if I saw a character interacting like that.

    There are always extenuating circumstances for some people. I too have been in that place that Doconeil was referring to earlier where you just have to have it on you and be on it. For some reason though I don't think that was the case with these girls. LOL
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    I take my phone in but most everyone knows that I'm visiting one of the parks that day or week because I won't shut up about it. I send out mass picture texts just to share the magic but I respond to no texts. I rarely get phone calls anyway even at home because I text everyone.
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    I don't talk on my phone much, but when I'm at WDW, I'm so caught up in it that my phone is the last thing I think of!
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    My familys phones are all on silent the whole time , no outside world at all , gotta love it
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    I am seriously considering getting a landline and cancelling my cellphone. The only thing holding me back are those two looming, scary words: "CAR TROUBLE".

    We leave our phones in the room, then check our messages at the end of the day to ensure we didn't miss anything important.

    That said, I try my best to not let other people bother me. I'm just as annoyed as everyone else when I see people glued to their cellphone (and secretly hope that the new cancer scare is frighteningly true). If I really dwell on it, I can really get myself all worked up, but then their annoying behavior starts to infringe on my good time and my vacation, and I refuse to let that happen.

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    Re: The World Has Changed

    Quote Originally Posted by TheH2s View Post
    I nominate this photo for the next caption contest.

    Seriously though I agree with you. By the way..there are two people in that picture talking on their phones.

    Maybe they are calling family members to run over there and see Stitch? Or they have a lost family member (like my DH would do) -


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    Meh, I dont see it.
    We just got back from a 7 day trip and felt like the magic and everything about WDW was as good as ever.
    The parks were stunningly clean, we saw tons of characters...and i love the fastpass for Mickey Minnie and the Princesses.....it is a big help when one doesnt want to stand in line with little ones.
    As far as the "technology thing"......isnt the cell phones just an extention of SSE?
    I really didnt see any lost innocence or lack thereof of magic.
    And, who is paying attention to whom is using cell phones? Thats kinda odd.
    To me, and ive been going to wdw since 1975.....i was 5 then
    I think WDW/DLR has steadfastly maintained what they both were meant to be.
    Something different than your everyday theme park...Cleaner,Safer, More magical....and...they still are! By far the best vacation imho one can take.
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    The saddest aspect of that photo has nothing to do with the people talking on cell phones...

    Anybody else with me?

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    Don't forget most people also use their phones as a camera, send a Facebook or Tweet from the parks. But I used my mine mostly just to coordinate meeting times.
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    unfortunately it is the world we live in today... we are all so enamored with the idea of being "connected" and able to tell everyone what we are dong and when... honestly i dont think people care that you are on vacation... post on your facebook that you are going away and put an away message on your email... everyone will understand... the only people who need to call you are your immediate family members if there is an emergency, and the people you are with in case you get lost... too many times i see people walking through WDW staring down at their phones and i know they will be regretting that when they get home... all the things they missed because they were buried inside a 2" by 3" screen...
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    I only used my phone at meals and that was texting my best friend tips and advice for her trip that she was leaving for. Other then that and a couple of facebook updates for my family, it was on silent and in my bag.

    Back to the picture: I would love it if stitch was doing that when I was there, I would just hop right in and start playing with him.
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    Re: The World Has Changed

    The more I read these comments the more I find myself happy that I can't bring my phone on vacation... just cause I mean I know I WOULD use it at least sometimes to update my trip and answer texts. I'm forced to have ZERO connection to the outside world and just enjoy my vacation and it's great! Similarly, I don't bother bringing my laptop since there's no free wi-fi (or if I do bring it it's just to clear my memory card from my camera each night). I have never once on a trip wished that I had my phone on me... not once! I wonder how many people who aren't forced to leave their phones behind would do so (and not just on silent, I mean left back at home entirely)?

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    Re: The World Has Changed

    Free wifi in limited locations:

    High-Speed Internet Access at the Walt Disney World Resorts

    The funny part about the phone thing for me is that I rarely use it in the "real world". I'd have to have been dropped on my head to take a cell phone into the park with me!

    And really, the most disheartening thing about the picture is that's what Epcot has been reduced to.

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    Re: The World Has Changed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Noyz View Post
    Free wifi in limited locations:

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    The funny part about the phone thing for me is that I rarely use it in the "real world". I'd have to have been dropped on my head to take a cell phone into the park with me!

    And really, the most disheartening thing about the picture is that's what Epcot has been reduced to.

    It really does upset me when I see people so distracted by their cell phones. I always have mine with me, but I make a point not to sit there and text or make phone calls. I'm there to have an escape from the world, and really don't want the real world seeping in unless there's an emergency. Not that I want it seeping in then, of course, either... but you get what I mean.

    That's Tomorrowland, btw - you can see the Speedway in the back of the picture.

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    Good eye! Can't believe I missed that.

    I was thinking about the balzac cart in Innoventions West when I saw that picture, so I think I made an assumption without looking a little closer at the picture.

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