Walt Disney World Beta Testing Review and Community Website

Walt Disney World Ratings & Reviews BetaAfter formally shutting down its Insidears website earlier this year, Walt Disney World has been quietly testing a new open community/ratings website, we have learned. The website, which can be found quiet easily at http://disneyworld.com/reviews (or http://reviews.disneyworld.disney.go.com) uses the Bazaarvoice platform to allow anyone with a Disney.com account to connect and share their own personal reviews of Walt Disney World attractions, dining and lodging as well as ask and respond to questions in the community.

In its current incarnation, when you first enter a review, question or response, you will be prompted to choose a community screenname as well as fill out a brief form which helps provide additional information to other readers: family size, number of children, last vacation date and length, etc. You can also choose to identify yourself as a Disney Vacation Club member, an Annual Passholder and even a Disney Cast Member (an additional badge is provided for members of the Disney Parks Moms Panel). With exception to the screenname, this information can be modified with each post to help keep things current. The platform even allows the ability for contributors to upload associated photos with each of the reviews, as demonstrated in the screen shot here. At this time, reviews and responses are moderated, with a warning that it may take up to 48 hours for them to appear online.

Currently the Walt Disney World web site makes use of the independent TripAdvisor review system to provide reviews for items such as dining, but that may very well be replaced by this or another platform when the website is ready for launch.

Via anonymous source

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