So, in the Liner app, there is a section where people can enter posted and actual wait times.
I’m wondering how this works, exactly. I had been under the impression, for quite some time, that the information TP as using was some kind of data from Disney itself. But this functionality makes it seem like it is based on what Liners are using. (That’s the first time I’ve used the term “Liners” here, despite having known the definition for a while. Do I get a sticker?)
Anyhow, as much as I think this is great, I just can’t see myself doing it. I mean, not for lack of intention…but when I’m there, I’m distracted by things. Conversations with family, noticing the sites, paying attention to whatever. So, I can imagine not wanting to stop long enough to enter such data.
But this leads me to wonder HOW this data is determined. I mean, so I hit some kind of “start” timer when I enter the line and then “end” when I get off the ride? But then the time includes the ride time itself. Or maybe there is no timer, and I have to just put in my actual time estimate, assuming I actually paid attention to when I entered the line to when I got onto the ride.
This makes me think the actual wait times that users post might not be terribly accurate. What defines “being in line”? The moment you pass the Tapstile? The moment you come to a stop in the line behind others waiting? And does the wait time end at the little station where Disney has you hand off those wait-time lanyards? Or do you include the additional wait time that comes after that (usually fairly small)?
It seems like this information needs some kind of definition of consistency.