I went to Disneyland over the weekend and checked in on foursquare with my phone. (BTW Why don’t I get a badge for that?) This got me thinking about who would be more likely to check in, someone at Disneyland (orange) or someone at Disney World (blue)?
Once I pulled the foursquare data I couldn’t help but peek (not accurately) at the Facebook data. Facebook doesn’t capture everybody that checks in because of privacy settings. **Most people with foursquare accounts share it on twitter so that number is decently accurate (Radian 6 please start indexing foursquare data).
I think this is partly a statement on East Coast (NY excluded) vs. West Coast culture and the resort’s proximity to a large city. Disney World is off in its own isolated area, while Disneyland is smack dab in the middle of a major city with massive urban sprawl.
The implication is that smaller cities are slower to pick up on digital trends. It could be that apps like foursquare lack the functionality small cities. Another factor possibly has to do with options at the park themselves. Disneyland has 2 options while Disney world has a like 8.
In theory from what I have heard these numbers shouldn’t even be close Disney World should be way out in the lead….
Do you think small cities are slower to pick up digital trends or do attendance figures match?