Is Disneyland's Attractions powered by Apple computers?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Derrick Velasco, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Derrick Velasco macrumors regular

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    Here's an interesting question, Does Disneyland use Apple computers to operate the mechanics, attractions, and shows?
    Or is it Microsoft? :(
    And if so, Should they switch to Apple?
    I know they use computers! Or does Disney have there own operating system!?
    DisXP, DisneyCNTRAL.
    What do you think?:rolleyes:
    Thanks!:D
     
  2. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    i have toured "behind the scenes at disney in orlando to look at all of their communications equipment. (copper/fiber/tranceivers (media converters) datacenter... the whole 9 yards) it is Microsoft.

    we sell them structured cabling equip (a lot of outside plant cabling, direct burial to power rides/signs/pa/paging system/access control/cctv) and a plethora of other low voltage/communications product.

    Tons of Belden cable out there. and i have multiple vendors fighting to get their connectivity in there. it is crazy.
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    From what I've heard, Macs have been a big part of Disney Imagineering. I know for a fact that at least one of the attractions in Toontown at Disneyland was designed on a Mac to operate on a Mac.
     
  4. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

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    HUH!
    Amazing glad to know about the toon town one!
    But I think they should replace all the computers there and reformat so the rides will understand!
    Thanks you guys.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Wouldn't that be, well, pretty damn expensive for something so needless?
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    When it comes to Apple products, cost is no object! :)
     
  7. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    I still stick to the philosophy of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.' There isn't any actual benefit in changing the computer that controls the ride so there is no point.
     

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