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  • [Question] Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

    First of all: I am so sorry for my terrible and poor english. I am from Brazil. So, English is not my native language. Please, forgive me for the incovenience.

    Well, I always read MiceChat forum and I really like it. Also, I always see people giving great ideas and suggestions here. I was wondering if WDI even read or take our ideas in consideration. Some ideas are very very good indeed.

    Hugs.

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    Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

    I do know that disney monitors the site, but i don't think for ideas or suggestions. When disney does focus groups and surveys they ensure to get a more well rounded opinion, not just mega fans who are (for the most part) going to the parks regardless. I'd venture to say that the majority of us are AP holders and massive Disney fans so they don't need to do a whole lot to keep us. Usually with fans like us it would take something massive to drive us away.

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      Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

      Originally posted by Dirton View Post
      I do know that disney monitors the site, but i don't think for ideas or suggestions. When disney does focus groups and surveys they ensure to get a more well rounded opinion, not just mega fans who are (for the most part) going to the parks regardless. I'd venture to say that the majority of us are AP holders and massive Disney fans so they don't need to do a whole lot to keep us. Usually with fans like us it would take something massive to drive us away.
      I understand. I really think Disney should read some ideas posted here. Well, in the last couple of days I have been have some ideas for DLR. I will create a thread showing them. I hope you enjoy.

      Just a question... I always read people commenting about parking space, that parking space now is not enough. I would like to ask how many spaces are needed to park at DLR?

      I also would like to know if Disney owns the entire block of Toy Story parking lot. They don't use the entire land surface for parking. And the "south" and "east" parts of the block are filled with houses and motels. I also would like to know if Disney owns the land "north" to Sybron Dental Specialties, where the West Coast University and Quality Inn and Suites are hosted. Just to confirm, Disney own the Sybron Dental Specialties land, right?

      Hugs and forgive me for my poor english.

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        Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

        They do look at these sites as well as social media and they use the information as "survey data" and nothing more. Usually they avoid getting ideas from sites like these due to legal reasons. Not saying that ideas from sites have never been done or thought about.
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        • #5
          Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

          Yeah, I don't think they really look at ideas on here. Just opinions and criticism probably. I remember one time the billboards at Paradise Pier had a printing issue and the picture on the billboard wasn't aligned. Someone took note of it here and like a week later Disney fixed it. Whether it was just coincidence or not, I think Disney gathers some survey data.

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          • #6
            Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

            yeah, unless they are already thinking of something and we are all supportive of an idea someone as as a theme (with no specific details) WDI can't use our ideas as it could create legal issues. but they can get general feedback from fans about things like what we do and don't like in Tomorrowland. Or whether we'd rather see Oz or Lone Ranger and something else for the Frontierland/Fantasyland expansion pads. For instance, I'd rather see something with a Lone Ranger tie in in the festival arena, and a Beauty and the Beast (and maybe Tangled) dark ride(s) taking the place of the Fantasyland theater.
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            • #7
              Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

              No, thank god.

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              • #8
                Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                Id like to think that they read the boards. That might be a good question for Al, Dusty or Fishbulb. I do think of these boards at a great resource of ideas, comments positive and negative.

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                • #9
                  Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                  I remember reading somewhere that Disney will not use any of your ideas or take ideas mailed to them due to legal reasons. If they used an idea posted on here, someone could sue or demand money etc.

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                    Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                    The best way to kill a truly good idea from ever happening is for it to be posted on a public forum such as this. Even if somebody else inside the Company ha that same idea, moving forward opens up too many potential legal issues.

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                      Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                      Originally posted by DisneyGeekBrazil View Post
                      First of all: I am so sorry for my terrible and poor english. I am from Brazil. So, English is not my native language. Please, forgive me for the incovenience.

                      Well, I always read MiceChat forum and I really like it. Also, I always see people giving great ideas and suggestions here. I was wondering if WDI even read or take our ideas in consideration. Some ideas are very very good indeed.

                      Hugs.
                      So far your english is great! Near perfect and better than many Americans! LOL!

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                        Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                        Originally posted by JMazz View Post
                        So far your english is great! Near perfect and better than many Americans! LOL!
                        Yeah, seriously. Some native speakers of English, I really wonder...

                        As for the actual question at hand, I bet they look here for some feedback, but like other posters have said, they take it with a grain of salt. They also can't use the ideas posted here, for legal reasons.
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                          Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                          Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
                          The best way to kill a truly good idea from ever happening is for it to be posted on a public forum such as this. Even if somebody else inside the Company ha that same idea, moving forward opens up too many potential legal issues.
                          Of course, Imagineers probably wouldn't pitch/promote ideas online to gauge guest reactions and drum up support for certain projects.

                          ---------- Post added 07-06-2012 at 10:10 PM ----------

                          Originally posted by RatherBeAtDLand View Post
                          Yeah, seriously. Some native speakers of English, I really wonder...

                          As for the actual question at hand, I bet they look here for some feedback, but like other posters have said, they take it with a grain of salt. They also can't use the ideas posted here, for legal reasons.
                          Why would Imagineers look here for feedback? Here's why they wouldn't:

                          1. Miceage isn't representative, what the hardcore fans want is different from what the general public wants.
                          2. There are too many malcontents here which enjoy shooting down a project for the fun of it.
                          3. They might own the ideas, if working on the clock for Mickey, but how would they prove that if they are using a screename?
                          4. A lot of the Blue Sky process is insular and inspired by things other than internet chat boards.
                          5. Disney does plenty of surveys in the park, they did a lot of surveys of DCA after it opened.
                          Last edited by chesirecat; 07-06-2012, 03:10 PM.

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                            Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                            Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
                            The best way to kill a truly good idea from ever happening is for it to be posted on a public forum such as this. Even if somebody else inside the Company ha that same idea, moving forward opens up too many potential legal issues.
                            Well, it is a way to kill an idea, but I see how it would be okay to move forward if you have the idea notarized prior to the person posting their idea. I remember people mentioning the idea of a Buoy for FNSV and they created it anyway. If they can easily prove that they came up with the idea first, then they can move forward with it.
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                              Re: Does WDI read and consider our ideas and suggestions?

                              Originally posted by brian11811 View Post
                              I remember reading somewhere that Disney will not use any of your ideas or take ideas mailed to them due to legal reasons. If they used an idea posted on here, someone could sue or demand money etc.
                              You are pretty much right about that. As I understand it, they have certain special procedures to handle unsolicited ideas that are sent in to them so that someone cannot later say their idea was "stolen" and demand payment. I'm not sure how they handle stuff that is posted on the Internet. A few years ago, prior to Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration, Disneyland did solicite 50th celebration ideas from a Disney fan group that I belong to and I participated. You basically have to sign away all rights to your ideas to Disney for forever and and then some when you do that!

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