Disney’s Failed Mobile Phone Service

Cell phone companies are always trying to prove why you should switch to them. Whether it’s a deal on certain phones, prices for specific plans, or technology one company offers that the others don’t, there’s almost always some reason why you may want to consider going from this provider to that one. A perfect example is when and why Joe and I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile, and it’s worked out great for us.

The “big four” mobile phone providers in the U.S. are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. But did you that about 15 years ago, Disney threw its hat into the cell phone company ring, as well? The story behind it, as well as how and why it eventually failed is pretty interesting. Take a look…

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Why I’m Considering AMEX Platinum, Uber Driver Scammed Me, Burned FL Keys AI Resort Reopening, + More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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This Might Be The Longest Hotel Transition Ever

Hotels change brands all of the time. More often than we ever realize. Some hotels go from being part of a chain to becoming independent. Others go from being independent to becoming part of a chain. Lastly, hotels will often transition from one chain to another. This means the hotel must undergo some sort of transformation to meet the brand standards of the chain they’re joining. During this transition period, a hotel can go through sort of hotel limbo where they aren’t a member of any hotel chain.

This is what happened when the Trump Hotel in Toronto went bankrupt. While it was scheduled to reopen as part of the St. Regis hotel chain, the hotel operated as the independent Adelaide Hotel until the transition was complete.

While hotels try to complete these renovations as quickly as possible, sometimes things don’t go as planned.

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The New Policy For Strollers, Wheelchairs and ECVs/Scooters at Walt Disney World – Effective Immediately

Effective today, October 1, 2019, Walt Disney World (WDW) is implementing a new policy in regards to strollers, wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles (ECVs, a.k.a. “scooters”) that are rented from third party vendors. Heads up that it could make a bit of a mess for those who use such services.

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WDW’S Epcot: Construction Update + The Originally Planned Attractions & Countries That Were Never Built

Epcot, like the rest of the Disney parks worldwide, was never intended to be finished. They’d be expanded, things would change, etc. But there would never be a time when Disney would sit back on its laurels and say, “It’s done.”

Whether you’re a fan or just a recent visitor to Epcot, one of the four parks at Walt Disney World, you know that the park is in the midst of a huge reconstruction. There is construction almost everywhere, including:

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