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  • Disneyland Should Take A Cue From Howard Johnson (Webcams)

    Every once in a while, during a regular workday, I take a moment to zen out by clicking over to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's webcams which you can view by clicking here: http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/cam_menu.asp

    It's my virtual happy place. It puts me at ease to watch the waves roll in over the Portola Rocks for a minute or two.

    The Howard Johnson hotel, as many of you know, has a webcam pointed in the general direction of the Matterhorn, which you can reposition if no one else is attempting to control it.

    My workday typically begins at 5am. We often watch the ABC News, which will randomly once in a while cut to one of their stationary HD cams overlooking Sleeping Beauty's Castle or the Mark Twain. At 5-6am these are really gorgeous images.

    Disneyland.com should incorporate into their website a series of webcams that one can look at the park live with. They could have one stationed in a window of the train depot looking down Main Street. And another where their HD cam is above the (former) gallery that overlooks the Rivers of America. Imagine taking a park webcam break and watching the Mark Twain roll in and out of port, with the live sounds of the steam whistle. Not only would this be a great form of escapism for those of us stuck in corporate office ennui, it would be a great form of advertising for the parks and entice people to go, much like those ABC News HD cam shots.

    Could the person assigned to review this board please forward this idea to the appropriate department? Thank you kindly.
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    Re: Disneyland Should Take A Cue From Howard Johnson

    They also need one pointed at the hub, especially at noon on Sundays. Nuff said.
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      Great Idea!!!! I often find myself looking at the webcams of the mountains during winter... can't wait to hit the slopes.

      So why shouldn't DLR have some webcams. Of course they need to be sure to not show anything backstage... Don't want to ruin the magic.
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        Originally posted by Zoe Necrosis View Post
        Could the person assigned to review this board please forward this idea to the appropriate department? Thank you kindly.
        You should contact Disney directly through- https://secure.disney.go.com/disneyl...=ContactUsPage

        That's the official site where you can submit comments or suggestions about differernt things.

        Good idea about the webcams! And for those of you worried about "showing backstage" stuff, they could only have the cams on during the operating hours of the park. I wonder why ABC7 doesn't have their cam on the internet?... think it has something to do with security? I mean the HoJo cam is far enough away and you can't really see great details, even zoomed in, but "in-park" cams would show much more.
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          yeah, its a great idea...shure would up the "hits" on the site!
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            Even better- have a camera pointed at Main Street Station so us train fans can see what engines/consists are running!

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              I think its a great idea. They would have to be set where you couldn't really see any face details for legal reasons, but I'd love it if they had some placed around different parts of the park.




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              • #8
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                I really like your idea. I'm all for it since I live so far away. I'm always checking out the Hojo cam!

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                • #9
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                  Can't believe nobody's posted this yet, but Disney used to have a webcam on main street and decided to remove it. Can anyone else verify that?

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                    I think this idea could be great if it's used in a location that construction is going on. Imagine being able to click onto the cam while Carsland is being constructed.

                    I know, I know, this could take away some of the magic, and maybe reveal some of Disney's secrets, but the camera could always be shut off or switched over to another camera while the "inside" stuff was going on.

                    I remember when The Colosseum At Caesar's Palace was being built for Celine Dion being able to watch the construction of it going on via a webcam. It was amazing to watch that area go from nothing to the beautiful theatre it is today.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Disneyland Should Take A Cue From Howard Johnson (Webcams)

                      Actually, it was probably at WDW, but I'm pretty sure they had some up and running at some point 5 or more years ago.

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                      • #12
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                        Can someone post the link to the HoJo cam? I'd like to check it out.
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                          http://www.hojoanaheim.com/mattercam.htm

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                            When Disney advertises the park it's never shown as crowded. A webcam would give away their secret.
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                              A webcam showing the park could be good and bad, It would be good for the amount of hits it would get online no doubt, but for those using it to see how crowded the park is on a given day, could discourage visitors from visiting...
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                                Re: Disneyland Should Take A Cue From Howard Johnson (Webcams)

                                Originally posted by Zoe Necrosis View Post
                                Every once in a while, during a regular workday, I take a moment to zen out by clicking over to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's webcams which you can view by clicking here: http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/cam_menu.asp

                                It's my virtual happy place. It puts me at ease to watch the waves roll in over the Portola Rocks for a minute or two.

                                The Howard Johnson hotel, as many of you know, has a webcam pointed in the general direction of the Matterhorn, which you can reposition if no one else is attempting to control it.

                                My workday typically begins at 5am. We often watch the ABC News, which will randomly once in a while cut to one of their stationary HD cams overlooking Sleeping Beauty's Castle or the Mark Twain. At 5-6am these are really gorgeous images.

                                Disneyland.com should incorporate into their website a series of webcams that one can look at the park live with. They could have one stationed in a window of the train depot looking down Main Street. And another where their HD cam is above the (former) gallery that overlooks the Rivers of America. Imagine taking a park webcam break and watching the Mark Twain roll in and out of port, with the live sounds of the steam whistle. Not only would this be a great form of escapism for those of us stuck in corporate office ennui, it would be a great form of advertising for the parks and entice people to go, much like those ABC News HD cam shots.

                                Could the person assigned to review this board please forward this idea to the appropriate department? Thank you kindly.
                                Definitely a good idea and I would love to see that implemented as well.

                                BTW, The Outer Bay web cam was always my favorite. I remember how popular it was when the 1st Great White made its way in there. Great White or not, the music that they have playing on a loop is very peaceful.
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                                  Re: Disneyland Should Take A Cue From Howard Johnson (Webcams)

                                  Originally posted by RenMan View Post
                                  Can't believe nobody's posted this yet, but Disney used to have a webcam on main street and decided to remove it. Can anyone else verify that?
                                  Can't verify that, but it's not the first time I have heard of it.

                                  Edit: Found this information...

                                  "After 9-11 Disney decided it was wise to discontinue live cams. There used to be cams available from WDW (different parks and locations) and DLR."

                                  I don't think that had anything to do with 9/11. The WDW webcams were gone long before then and DL never had any...
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                                  "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                                  • #18
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                                    I can't imagine how slow a Disney webcam would be - assuming you could even get the thing to load.





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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Disneyland Should Take A Cue From Howard Johnson (Webcams)

                                      good idea- That would be so awsome. Can't see my self just staring at it all day but it wold be a cool way to sort of go to disneyland when you can't realy go... dont they have one of those for the Queen Mary?(its of the empty pool I think)

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Disneyland Should Take A Cue From Howard Johnson (Webcams)

                                        thats a preety cool idea, looking at the park at night would be great!
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