Friday, January 11, 2013

MyMagic+ what is it?

DIS News posted this story about the new MyMagic+ system that Disney is installing.
At its simplest, MyMagic+ (and its sibling app titled "My Disney Experience") will attempt to allow guests to better customize their vacations while at Walt Disney World. The smartphone app will allow visitors to make plans both before and during their stays, whether it be for dining reservations or FastPasses (the latter can be done through the FastPass+ technology).
 As for the bracelets of which pictures have been floating around the Internet for months, they will officially be called MagicBands. These wristbands will "serve as a guest's room key, theme park ticket, access to FastPass+ selections, PhotoPass card and optional payment account all rolled into one."
We noticed new pin-pads were being installed at various checkout counters  in December, and a few entry gates at the parks were using RFID scanners.  The article doesn't talk about how annual passes might be handled with the "MagicBands".  This might be a good time to recall the wise words of the robot from Lost in Space (you know what he said).  A bracelet with your account information on it, able to be scanned by RFID without your knowledge - think about it.

The article also refers to the official terms and conditions for this system, and talks about the new Fastpass+ system...
The above cited terms and conditions clarify that FastPass+ reservations are only allowed for one park per day, a limitation not involved in the current system. In addition, the document states that "Magic Your Way ticketholders may make FastPass+ selections beginning 60 days prior to day of use .
 As Bob Dylan pointed out...
It'll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls 
For the times they are a-changin'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Um, what did the robot say?