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Goodbye Paper Tickets! RFID Tickets Now Rolling Out at Walt Disney World

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Disney has issued a formal statement to cast members about the roll-out of new RFID tickets this week as they prepare for the launch of MyMagic+: As we convert our theme park entrances to touch points, single or multi-day tickets purchased at Vacation Planning and Guest Relations locations beginning Jan. 30 will be enabled with [...]

Work Continues on “Explosive” Interactive Queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

As work continues on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad interactive queue at the Magic Kingdom, we can see more and more of what exactly we can expect while we wait in line. Let’s take a look at the latest progress: These signs were installed recently The signs are pretty funny Signs saying “Explosives” have been [...]

New “Next-Gen” Finale Scene Debuts at “it’s a small world”

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Just last week, we showed you that Imagineers were working on a new finale scene inside “it’s a small world” at the Magic Kingdom. Well, for the most part, their work is done: As you can see, the scene has been freshened up a bit. All 22 goodbye phrases are still there, but new accents [...]

“MyMagic+” and “MagicBand” Are About to Change the Way You Visit Walt Disney World

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

We’ve been keeping you updated on tests of FastPass+ and “Order Ahead” dining over the last few months, well, now we have the official word from Disney on how all of this “Next-Gen” technology will tie together to change the way guests experience Walt Disney World. If you have been following this site and our [...]

Tom Staggs Updates Shareholders on Next-Gen Experiences in the Disney Parks

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Tom Staggs took the stage yesterday to address shareholders just as he has in years past but now as President of Parks and Resorts. After reflecting on his past year as the head of Parks and Resorts Staggs proceeded to outline the capital investments that the Parks division has been making over the year and [...]