Portals represent human creativity, so +Walt Disney World
is very dense in portals and an excellent place to go if you're trying to get more uniques.
That's more or less how we explained #Ingress
when we were detained and questioned by Disney World's #security
force. Apparently they got concerned because there was a group of five people wandering around #Epcot
holding gadgets with wires leading to unknown equipment in our clothing (those would be USB backup batteries, of course). And these potential troublemakers weren't going on any rides. They occasionally broke out into groups of 2 and 3 to go in different directions. What on Walt's green earth were they planning?
We did some public relations work, representing Ingress as a way to go out and see interesting places like Disney World, and showing them the game. We said that players do get careless with our language, talking about blowing stuff up to claim it, which we acknowledged would sound scary to muggles. And we said that, no, we weren't recording anything with +Google Glass
; that was just some duct tape holding @verdad's eyeglasses together.
Advocacy can be exciting at times, and rarely more so than when several burly gentlemen have earnest but polite questions about the game. If there's a badge for representing Ingress, I'd say we earned it today!
(And if the rain ever lets up, we may also get a few badges for unique captures and visits.)
-- Disney World Enlightened
@Eulexia, @verdad, @ScoobyShep, @n8bgr8, and @BrillWolf