In 2013, Disney’s MagicBand revolutionized the theme park and resort industry. Estimated to have cost over $1 billion, the wristbands formed part of the “My Disney Experience” project which also tied-in the use of a cutting-edge mobile app to help guests plan and manage their trips. For Disney, it was simple. If they enhanced the experience, more people would spend more time in their parks, ultimately, spending more money. [Read more…]
By Kevin Yee
Disney’s Magic Kingdom has begun testing (not every day, and not all day) a new interactive game much like the Agent P adventure in Epcot, but using paper maps and a paper RFID playing card. We review the Pirate’s Adventure maps in detail and show some of the physical effects. But there’s more as usual as we view other updates and construction in both Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
Starting March 20, 2013, Disney’s Annual Passholders may trade in their paper tickets for new, more durable, plastic passes. These passes include an RFID chip, which will allow passholders to enter Disney’s theme parks using the new touch to enter locations that replaced the old turnstiles. [Read more…]
Disney has officially released information on the next generation of their FastPass system and other enhancements they’re calling MyMagic+. The new system is said to give guests a more personalized vacation through the use of a new wristband called MagicBands. [Read more…]
Join hosts J.L. Knopp and Banks Lee as they bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news and more.
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Walt Disney World is moving ahead with their plans to make it easier for guests to enter their parks and make purchases with the roll out of RFID readers all across their property. The readers have appeared at various retail locations and will be used at all four Disney World theme parks starting this week. [Read more…]