All the more reason to refrain from going go to the parks.
My vehicles are a 1994 and a 2006. It sounds like you were happy to get rid of the CR-V but if you'd preferred to keep it you could've just gotten a new radio with the features you want.I upgraded a few months ago from my 06 CR-V I've driven since I got my license to a nice lightly used 2017 Audi A4 with CarPlay. I could not charge my phone and listen to music off my phone in my old car, so I would drain the battery the whole time I'm driving, especially when using directions, it was miserable. Upgrading to a car that I can plug in my phone to charge and see my music / directions on a screen that isn't my phone was a huge quality of life update that I haven't stopped appreciate after dealing with my old car's situation for so long.
This comment reminds me of Disney adding so many "video game" rides to the parks. Having TSMM, Spider-Man, and MF:SR don't interest me, if I wanted to play a video game I would stay home and save my time and money and play an actual game. I want to go to the parks for the atmosphere, the actual rides with physical sets, the food, the entertainment, etc. I remember in The Imagineering Story they talked about how they have to compete with the video game systems people have at home when talking about developing MF:SR and I think that design philosophy is so flawed. Sorry for the off topic rant but your comment really reminded me of that line in the show.
A bit harsh don't you think?
I don't really have a problem with QR codes at restaurants honestly, it's a little annoying but it has worked fine for me any time I have gone out to eat since the pandemic. I haven't asked if any of them would give me a physical menu but I'm assuming they would since I saw stacks of them at the host stands when entering, I think it's good to have options of digital or physical. The problem is Disney does not give the choice, they force you to do everything digitally now and lock out the ability to even buy food if you don't use a phone. I'm extremely curious to see if / when they do walk these digital requirements back finally, they can still say it's for the pandemic as of now but I'm curious how long into the future it'll be before it becomes clear they are too lazy to put back the systems they had in place that were a much easier process.
When they say take a picture with your phone, they mean open your camera app to scan the code; it's the standard for both iOS and Android devices now to read QR codes without additional software.My issue with QR codes is they say "just take a picture with your smart phone." But that doesn't work. I just get a picture of the QR code. I have to download a QR code app and open it. Then, it takes me to website. Its just easier to google "Applebee's Menu." Or...provide a menu.
I think something to bring up is that I think there is a place for smartphones at the parks to augment the experience—that everyone basically has a pocket computer with them now is something that should be leveraged. I think the experiences are few and far between right now, however. I love the smartphone experiences that have physical interactions in addition to the virtual experiences (for example, Tinkerbell in the Pan queue, Esmeralda on Main Street, the WoC Fun Wheel game that let you control the lights at the Pier, hacking the droids in front of Droid Depot and making them react), but hate the smartphone-exclusive experiences (for example, the rest of the Star Wars datapad, the Space Mountain code game).
One of the last things I want to do on my smartphone is make phone calls.I have a flip phone and have had it for years and it serves me just fine to make calls and receive calls. I don't want an expense smart phone that has bells and whistles I'll never use. My life does not revolve around my phone and I sure as H-!! don't want to be tied to a phone when I'm on vacation. Maybe Disney's intent is if you are staring at your phone all the time you won't notice how crappy WDW has become
Hmm, the S7 should still support QR scanning through the basic camera app. I'd check the camera settings for a Scan QR Codes toggle that you might have to turn on.Samsung S7.
Haha, no worries. See, this is why I hate mobile based stuff.Hmm, the S7 should still support QR scanning through the basic camera app. I'd check the camera settings for a Scan QR Codes toggle that you might have to turn on.
Anyways, that doesn't really address your main issue with having to open any app at all for a QR code (sorry for going tech support guy on you ).
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