This is my first post, but I'm a long time reader of all things Disney!
Anyway, my girlfriend and I are huge fans of Disneyland (obviously) and we came up with a great idea for a Disneyland web site (which would not overlap with MiceChat or any of its affiliates, and could be a partner). I am a web application developer and have a lot of experience with database-driven social web applications, so I can make the site just fine. However, I wanted to gauge the community interest before I undertook such a project.
The core idea for the website is data about Disney parks, and ultimately a sort of Disney park enthusiast social tool with features like the following:
RIDE WAIT TIMES
Community members could submit wait times for rides throughout the park, and people could look and see not just the latest reported wait time, but seasonal, monthly, and daily averages and graphs of the wait times. The system could even tell you what the best time of day, or time of year would be to ride that particular ride. The submission system for this could be automated through an iPhone app and a Twitter bot.
We had this crazy idea to strap an accelerometer (possibly an iPhone) to someone's leg and then record the resulting G-forces on each ride in the park which would create some fun graphs.
The database of attractions could be easily viewed by longest ride track, ride time, or any other metric.
Since there would be a database of attractions, people could upload photos (or link to their Flickr photos) and attach them to a particular attraction. People could then "heart" or "fave" their favorite photos.
People could link to or republish (with permission of course) essays or blog posts about a particular attraction or park, with the same voting system on these links as the photos.
These are just some of the ideas for this site, and we would love to bring something like this to the community. It would not be a for-profit operation of course, and it would be available to all Disney park fans. Please let me know if you like the idea for this website and think it could bring something to the Disney park fan community, or if it needs some rethinking.