|Image from the Disney Parks Blog|
The one thing that I wasn't a huge fan of is that they went with Gowalla over Foursquare. I do understand why they did it (thanks to Cliff's insight in the Betamouse Friendfeed room), what with the fact that you can add pictures to your check-ins. Also, there this cool feature on Gowalla called "trips," where you can create a trip that consists of multiple locations, and then (I assume) you get a special badge (pin? stamp? whatever they're called on Gowalla) when you've checked into the different parts of that "trip." And it looks like Disney's created some cool trips, along with tons of unique badges. It's awesome, but I prefer my good old Foursquare.
I was having some issues with Gowalla when I first tried it out yesterday (it wouldn't let me check-in to a place I was at because it thought I was too far away), but I'd like to think that all the bugs will be worked out if you used it in Walt Disney World. I also would like to think that there could, eventually, be real rewards for checking into places, like a discount for checking into a restaurant or store or even a cool real-life sticker or badge. I think this Disney plus Gowalla thing has some real potential, and I honestly hope that Disney does more with it. Though I'd probably be perfectly happy just to use it, even if they left it alone. Way to go, Disney. I'm proud of you.
What do you think about the Disney/Gowalla announcement? Did you join/download immediately like many others? Are you excited to try it out? Or do you not plan on using it? Let me know what you think in a comment, on Twitter (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!