Some fellow CM's and I were joking today (Sunday) while staring at the security cameras in Pirates. It was a stereotypical Sunday crowd, made up primarily of AP's who had many, many demands regarding row requests, private boats, food and beverage policy rebuttals, flash picture wars, etc., etc.
But then we were watching the boats float through the lower level, and boat after boat, row after row, had people staring at.... their cell phones and iPods! The screens of phones and iPods and iPhones light up very brightly in the cameras, and there were all these people all afternoon, boat after boat, just tapping away at their phones and staring down at these glowing screens cradled in their hands. I even saw a middle aged man tapping at his full-on iPad out in front of Pirates this afternoon. Meanwhile, one of the finest works of Imagineering created as Walt's final project before his death was passing by them alongside their boats, just beyond their cell phones.
And we were just wondering... Why would you come to Disneyland to wander around playing with your phone on all the rides? If Pirates of the flippin' Caribbean is so boring to you, so played out, so predictable, so uninteresting, that you need to check your texts or update your tweets or play farmville, then maybe it's time to find another hangout?
Only a Sunday crowd made up primarily of AP's who can't think of anything better to do would ride fabulous E Ticket attractions and sit there and stare at their phones and text! Really funny, and yet a little sad at the same time.