Disney to sell MP3 players

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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.. on Thursday said it would start selling $49.99 (28 pounds) portable music MP3 players for kids, joining the digital music industry dominated by Apple Computer Inc.

    Disney Mix Sticks, about the size of a pack of gum, hold about 60 songs on an internal 128 megabyte storage card and can hold additional 1-gigabyte memory cards. They also can play songs sold on small memory cards.

    Apple is the biggest seller of portable digital music players but others are crowding into the market. Disney said its players, in four styles including Forever Princess and Sassy Pixie, would be available at Target, Sears, Limited Too, Wal-Mart.com and at Disney's online store in mid-October."

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    Apple just announced that it will be building a $56 Billion dollar theme park to compete with Disney. Such rides would include the Nano Coaster, Pirates of Wall Street, Its A Small Nano World, Mr. Jobs Ride, A Lotta Space Mountain, Downtown Apple and California Apple. Dell announced he same thing except they will only have one ride..... "The Big Drop"
     
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    You must be this tall to ride The Mr. Jobs ---->

















    What kind of ride would that be? Stuck in a elevator with the man, knowing you won't have a job when the door opens again perhaps?
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    The Disney MP3 player(s) sound like crap.

    But the Apple Theme Park would be awesome.
    I might have to go and design one on RCT-III until the real deal opens. :) ;)
     
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    Can you imagine... you'd have a long line of people standing in line talking about this great new ride but with no idea when it will actually open! :p
     
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    Hillarious! :D

    Crosslink to another thread on the topic.

    Edit: I was just thinking, how would they secure the place? I mean, they couldn't have any Gates, right? Of course, since it's Apple, they wouldn't have to shut it down.

    Interesting concept - Windows Theme Park vs. Apple Theme Park... :D
     
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    Daddy, daddy! I want to ride the Gil Amelio!! :eek: :D
     
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    True.

    ***man in line*** "I bet that they will open this ride next tuesday." :)
     
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    I wonder if they would have one of those "bobbing for apples" stands. Except that you would have to try to pull Mac Minis out (or *gasp* Power Mac G5s) by your teeth instead of a red delicious, macintosh, etc... :D ;)
     
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    Downside - we'd all be disappointed in the actual ride, since all the rumors would have overblown the capabilities. But then we'd find out there was a completely different ride that we knew nothing about, but that was really cool.

    Unfortunately, we'd be able to see it, but not ride it for two months.
     
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    Sounds very similar to real life.... :rolleyes:

    I wonder if they would have PowerBook G5s controlling the rides? ;)
     
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    Surely we'd end up waiting around for months for the rides to receive upgrades too, only for apple to then announce they were switching to a different steel manufacturer in a year and let their current range slowly rot.

    I can guarantee that there would also be a lot of complaints about the nano coaster too. It scratches too easily, you get random cracks appearing on the seats just by sitting on them etc.
     
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    i thought u ment a 28Lbs MP3 player and i was like WOW

    then i was like wait thats english $$$
    its a friday afternoon im a llittle out of ir :D
     
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    Nice post steve_hill4! :)

    In related news- there is no way that I would ride the PowerBook G4 coaster unless it went faster than 1.67GHz...er, I mean 167mph ;) :)
     
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    Don't feel alone, I thought the same thing for a split second. I was like why the heck would anyone want a Disney MP3 player- especially when it only has 128MB of storage and weighs 28 whopping pounds?! :) Then I was like "28 pounds" equals "£28". Oops... :)
     
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    lmao hahahahaha
     
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    Hey its possible. ;)

    Think that I had better buy season tickets.... :)
     

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