While Eli Manning could not make the trip to Disneyland in the traditional “I’m going to Disneyland” fashion proceeding Superbowl wins, Google did. The search engine giant invited its California-based employees to attend a corporate event at the Disneyland Resort last week.
MousePlanet reported that the crowds were nowhere as large as feared, though there were some reports that lines were longer than usual at some of the “E-Ticket” attractions. If it weren’t for the fact that some of the Google employees were sporting T-shirts, backsacks, caps and ID badges with the company logo all over them, most park visitors probably would not have realized that the group was in the resort.
MousePlanet did put together a humorous top 10 list of signs that Google had visited the resort that I thought I’d post here.
1. The touch screen ordering kiosks at Taste Pilot’s Grill now have an “I’m Feeling Lucky” button.
2. FastPass has been replaced with a system through which you place bids to win the front-of-the-line position.
3. The “DISNEYLAND” letters in front of DCA have been repainted blue, red, yellow and green.
4. When asked to comment on the news that Microsoft seeks to acquire Yahoo!, Larry Page replied “Who cares, I’m going to Disneyland!”
5. The score screen on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin now sports the Google Toolbar.
6. Google engineers are engaged in efforts to “optimize” the bag search function
7. Guest Relations now answers all questions with Results 1 – 10 of about 32,000,000 for Disneyland. (0.06 seconds)
8. AdWords appear between cartoons on the Autopia big screen.
9. Disneyland ticket prices are pegged to Google’s stock price at a 1:1 ratio.
10. Cruella, Maleficent, Captain Hook and Jafar signed pledges to “do no evil” as a condition of continued employment.