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

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

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 radio frequency (RF) technology. Guests with these tickets will be able to utilize the main entrance touch points to enter the parks as well as turnstiles. The rollout of the new tickets will happen over several days, one park at a time. The tentative schedule is Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Jan. 30, Magic Kingdom on Jan. 31, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Feb. 1 [...]

Jan 31, 2013     8 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 1/9/13 Hollywood Studios Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 1/9/13 Hollywood Studios Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen made a quick trip over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios earlier today and has a couple of newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip. Let’s take a look: Peter Pan blu-ray billboard in the parking lot We’re still letting the memories begin… More RFID entrances are being installed in preparation for the rollout of MyMagic+ and MagicBand Plenty of Kodak references still up all over the park The stage is finally down in front of the hat Peter Pan and Frankenweenie billboards in the Animation Courtyard The Monsters Inc. 3-D billboard is now a billboard for Monsters University Comedy Warehouse is gone… Muppetvision 3-D is still presented by Kodak currently Osborne Lights are coming down

Jan 9, 2013     No Comments
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“MyMagic+” and “MagicBand” Are About to Change the Way You Visit Walt Disney World

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

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 podcast for any amount of time, you have probably heard us discuss much of what we will explain in this post, but this is the first time we are getting the info straight from a Disney document. To protect our sources, we will not be showing you the document itself, but rather telling you the more interesting or important points of a release that was [...]

Jan 6, 2013     35 Comments
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Select Disney World Guests Testing Next-Gen RFID FASTPASS System

Select Disney World Guests Testing Next-Gen RFID FASTPASS System

Starting on May 1st, select Walt Disney World guests checking-in for Magical Express at Orlando International Airport have been asked to complete a survey. If they choose to answer the survey, well, then the fun begins. A guest relations cast member will provide the family with two lists of select Magic Kingdom attractions, asking them to pick 2 from each list. Here are all of the attraction involved in the test: Mickey at Town Square Theater Princesses at Town Square Theater Stitch’s Great Escape (Does not currently offer FASTPASS) Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Space Mountain The Many adventure of Winnie the Pooh Mickey’s Philharmagic (Does not currently offer FASTPASS) Peter Pan’s Flight The Haunted Mansion (Does not currently offer FASTPASS) Splash [...]

May 3, 2012     13 Comments
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