Posted Monday, July 25, 2005 9:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Worlds of Fun has launched what it claims to be the amusement park industry's first text messaging service for customers. "Text Connection" delivers up to 10 messages daily to the personal cell phones of park guests, with tips on live show times, short ride lines, and other park attractions and deals.
Read more from The Wichita Eagle.
I wouldn't use it, however. I go to parks to get away from things like text messaging, and all the confusion of everyday life. It will be interesting to see what happens with this innovation.
There are times where I would much prefer to just notice the grass growing and the sun moving through the sky.
Haha, I thought that was great. Its so true (for me anyways) I dont understand those sidekicks and those blackberries either. Half the people I see walking around with them don't even need to be "that connected" because the only people they are probably connecting with are there 21 year old friends debating which bar to go to tonight. A professional with a hectic schedule and always on the go, yeah then they are practical. But I am getting sidetracked. I really think this idea is clever but don't really see its use. I like the idea more than its practicality. I mean how bad do you REALLY need to go see that jazz show at the center stage.
...by annoucing it over the loudspeakers.
Go figure. :)
Seriously though, it's a neat idea. The technology is here to stay and will only become more integrated and natural as time goes on. It's a cool way to use it now. I can only imagine what we'll have (and how it will be used at parks) in a decade or two.
::runs from the anti-virtual queue gestapo::
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