One Little Spark...
The rule of 15 pictures applies only to submitted posts, not to websites or videos presentations.First off, I would like to start off by saying that I will not be talking about rooms and menus, because i don't feel it would be very valuable. Both teams did that very well.
@MonorailRed & @Voxel , you guys did an overall great job. I like the statue of Kirk Douglas a lot. Also, the FantaSEA show was very cool, but I did have one issue. You said that it would be in the lobby also, but you did not say anything about it. Your website layout was very simple, and it worked. The slides were easy to navigate, and were very descriptive. I liked that you had a whole deck dedicated to the attractions. Country Bear 500 was by far my favorite, and then Avengers. I liked the idea of Philharmagic, but instead of 6 different versions, I would have liked to seen randomized versions of all of the songs. But that isn't a big deal. The Captains Saloon was a very good idea, but I think it could have worked maybe a bit better as an adults only restaurant. The bars were definitely a high point for you guys, and they were very well done. I especially loved the Adventurers Club, The grid, and the monorail bar. Rave was also a very good idea, and coming from a teenager, I would spend a ton of time there. Lastly, Davey Jones Sports Deck did not make sense to me. I just didn't know why it was themed to him, since he does not really have anything to do with sports, and would be hard to apply him to an idea like that because he is such a dark character. If it was totally enclosed, and dark, it may have been really great. Overall, you had superior bars and attractions, but some things like the sports deck suffer for me. Additionally, you lacked enough music. 3 minutes don't cover how long it took to read everything. Now I'm not sure if the rule for photos was axed, but there were for sure over 15 pictures, but the other group did that too, so no harm.
Final Grade: B
@Zweiland & @englanddg , excellent work on this project. It all started with your website loading page, that was so cool. The intro video was a bit laggy though, and that was a bit disappointing. I was also a fan of mystery nights, and adding an incentive for participating would be a huge success. Bandz tho...
Haha, I was on the edge for bands there. I like the idea of the app, but am not sure how well the bands would work in the middle of the ocean. And with giving guests iPads and iPods, I think it would be better to give them to the guests at check in and returned at check out so there aren't any allegations of them being stolen from the rooms and such. The 20K restaurant sounds amazing, probably my favorite out of all the ships. Silly Symphony was by far your best attraction, but I think you should have put all of the attractions on one floor like Team Sea. All of your attractions, including your solid DisneyQuest, are so spread out. It would be a lot simpler to have them in one area. Additionally, your villages are a cool idea, and make it almost like a different ship every where you turn. Having Splitzville on the ship is a cool idea, surprised you don't see it often on ships. One thing I have a problem with all of the radio disney publicity. It actually recently went bankrupt, and the local stations have been gradually sold off. Eventually, all of them will be gone. But, you guys killed the little details, like the characters on the side of the ship and the itineraries. Actually, the itineraries are the main reason you guys get my winning vote. Those little things that were overlooked by both me and the other team really made the difference.
Overall Grade: A
Each format carries advantages and disadvantages.
1) Direct WDW Post is clean and simple, but has image constraints to 15 (20 by the forum, but the comp says 15). In addition, the forum limits you to 5 embedded media slots (videos)
2) Video offers you a release from the image constraints, but is a lot of work to put together and is difficult for wordier stuff.
3) Websites sidestep all of those limits, but are a TON of work to put together and have them work well.