Yep. And Disney saves money on CMs and we get to interact with iOS interface instead of CM face. Yay?so i get my cell phone go to the menu order and pay for it through MDE, walk in hit the Im here button (on my phone or in the restaurant?)
pick up food when ready...
Lol, all of the reasons you described are why I would love to use the system. I do not consider standing in yet ANOTHER line at Disney to be any fun at all. Not even remotely. Also the prospect of my kid driving me nuts with a throng of people behind me getting more impatient by the minute does not impress me. My husband and I love technology. I consider sitting around the table to be the enjoyable family time. Anything that lets me increase my time at the table and decrease it in line ordering is a welcome to me. More time to eat, more time in the park, less time wasted in line.This is ridiculous. What a cash grab. I can see this being a "fastpass for food", that is to say more people will be out of food lines and in lines buying stupid princesses and light up junk for their kids instead of enjoying the food line. Now food service capacity is cut for those regular people waiting in line, so now if I choose not to order on line, someone who ordered on line walks right past me and gets their food.
Besides, this removes the spontaneity from my food ordering process. When I was a child, I would hold up the line with my nervous parents shouting "DO YOU WANT JUICE OR MILK!" while everyone behind us waited for us to finally finish ordering. All of that magic is now gone, with some cold phone app. Now I have to plan what I want to eat ahead of time and I can't just stare at the menu in the restaurant anymore. More Iger turning the place into a supermarket. What a shame, just another sad attempt to make a buck. All under the guise of "enhancing the guest experience". We all all know it's some sharp pencil boy's spreadsheet formula that said they'd sell an extra side of fries if they used this system. We can see right through Disney's marketing BS and see this for what it really is. It's a downgrade, a cash grab, a degradation of Walt's ideals, all to make Chappie and Iger an extra quarterly bonus. Sad.
But this is what I've come to expect from them, this is "the new Disney".