Avid Disney vacation planners know that using technology to help plan a Disney vacation is as old as tech itself. When the internet still had that new car smell, us Disney planners flocked to Disney’s fledgling website and independent chat groups to help craft magical vacations.
Many decades later, we still utilize online resources and discussion boards, like DISboards, but today we have social media, vlogs, podcasts, and even TikToks. This brings me to the new kid on the planning block – Artificial Intelligence.
What is Chat GPT
Chat GPT is an online platform that allows almost anyone with an internet connection to have a chat dialogue with an artificial intelligence “bot.” But, let’s let ChatGPT answer the question.
You will find pros and cons of utilizing artificial intelligence like ChatGPT. So I thought, why not begin my AI adventure exploring a subject with which I am extremely familiar: Disney Cruise Line.
Below you will see screenshots of questions I have asked, along with the answers generated by Chat GPT.
Is Chat GPT Easy to Use?
If you can use a search engine, you can use Chat GPT. I simply asked, “What is Rotational Dining on Disney Cruise Line?” and this is the answer provided.
I also asked, “What Port Adventures are available on Disney’s Castaway Cay?”
So far, so good, but these are fairly simple questions.
The Major Drawback to Artificial Intelligence Interfaces
ChatGPT provides users with answers that are conversational and authoritative – meaning it really thinks it knows what it is talking about. However, if you ask ChatGPT, it will sometimes admit the answers provided are simply wrong.
For example, I asked ChatGPT “How much should I tip on Disney Cruise Line?” and this is the response given.
Current gratuities charged are $14.50 per guest per day. Also, bar, beverage, and spa services gratuities are actually 18%, not 15%. It is a small detail, but one you wouldn’t catch unless you had previously sailed with Disney Cruise Line or had already done your research.
Can Users Help Fix an Incorrect Answer?
ChatGPT does offer a feedback option. You can utilize the “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” icons at the top of your answer, or you can provide the correct information in the chat field. That does not mean the answer will be corrected the next time you ask. It only means that the artificial intelligence will group your response with the information it has already gathered from various sources.
Chat GPT’s Winning Features
For me, the best feature of ChatGPT is that I can ask the program a question as if I was talking with a person. You can ask for ideas like:
- What is a good Port Adventure for children under 12 in Grand Cayman?
- What hotels offer free shuttles to Port Canaveral?
- What time of year is cheapest to book a Disney cruise?
This AI is aware that it has limitations. For vacation planners, this tool can help spark ideas on what activities are available at destinations worldwide. However, it cannot provide real-time travel information, nor can it give you travel quotes or help you book travel.
That last suggestion about contacting a travel agent is good advice. Let’s see what ChatGPT has to say about that.
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