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    Wow 75 minutes wait See I've never had to wait that long for a ride at DW. The only ride I waited in line for for three hours then left it was the Harry Potter park at Universal... I gave up when 3 hours in we were only half way around the line to get in So yep I can see your point. After three hours I'd seen every leaf on every tree we'd passed.




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    I'm amazed that any phone batteries are lasting that long!







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    I live on my phone at work and in my everyday life and often my phone battery dies so recently I bought a portable Duracell charger that I plug into my phone when it gets low and it gives me a couple hours extra on my phone. Before I had the IPhone I had the Droid incredible and I would keep an extra battery or two in my pocket. Last February I paid to have my phone recharged in Universal in one of their stores which I thought was a great idea by US. I have waited on lines for over an hour on both Soarin,Toy Story Mania and Harry Potter (no fast passes available) and the phone came in very handy. I hate waiting on lines and if playing on my phone makes the wait seem quicker then that's what I will do.


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    I'm with you Butterhead1. My problem with my smart phone at WDW is the signal. I have Verizon as a carrier and sometimes it just doesn't get a good signal.

    When it does though, I'm using it to amuse myself when standing on line. Now, the other side of that statement is we rarely stand on line anymore. We'll simply not do the attraction, but we have the freedom to come back later.

    If it's a special event and we don't have a choice, then out come the phones!

    I see many children with their parents phones (at least I presume those iPhones belong to the parents!) waiting. it seems to be a great way to keep kids amused.






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    The whole phone culture irritates me, I see Mums pushing prams with a tot in tow and they're busy texting, the tot is trying to get Mums attention and it's just not happening then I see endless people driving with a phone stuck to their ear or they are blatantly looking down and texting while driving What happened to talking to your kids?




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    Last trip if the lines were say, under 20 mins we'd just soak it in and chat about our day.
    Over 20 mins the mini ipad comes out and I go online to check out what's happening here or check the wait times for other attractions (which were way out last visit - Jungle Cruise said 30 mins but one minute later when we got there it was 50 mins)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esmeralda, post: 300913
    The whole phone culture irritates me, I see Mums pushing prams with a tot in tow and they're busy texting, the tot is trying to get Mums attention and it's just not happening then I see endless people driving with a phone stuck to their ear or they are blatantly looking down and texting while driving What happened to talking to your kids?

    Well, that's all a bit different then amusing oneself while standing on line, isn't it?






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    Well not really. There is plenty to talk to your children about while standing in line. I think the art of conversing is dying out, I mean seriously dying out. people need to get their faces out of their phones and wake up. One day your child might not be there and then what?

    It irritates the heck out of me that people don't have time to even look at their kids nowadays.




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    I understand what you are saying Esmerelda. I've been out to dinner with people and they were completely engrossed in their phones. It's rude. I also think its a bit much when I see children with electronics at restaurants. Children need to learn how to behave and act accordingly in public.

    That being said, I don't care if people use their phones in line.







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    True, what they do is none my snout I suppose... just a bit grumpy because I nearly got run down by a cyclist who was texting on his phone instead of looking where he was going. Grrrrrr. I realise that some children need a distraction for whatever reason, but some people just use their phones as babysitters. It's that I have a problem with.




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