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Old 02-23-2008, 07:44 PM   #16
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Just wondering, when you get a wristband for EMH do they scan your card at all? Can one person stand in line to get the wristbands for the whole family?

What I'm thinking is, people could be giving the wristbands to non-resort guests and getting extra bands if there is no system to check to make sure people don't pick up multiple bands.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #17
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when we get wristbands we have always been told we have to be together and have everyones resort ID
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:58 PM   #18
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:15 PM   #19
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Just wondering, when you get a wristband for EMH do they scan your card at all? Can one person stand in line to get the wristbands for the whole family?

What I'm thinking is, people could be giving the wristbands to non-resort guests and getting extra bands if there is no system to check to make sure people don't pick up multiple bands.
Whenever we have used the PM EMH we have had to have our entire party together and they only give the same number of wristbands as resort keys, no resort key - no wristband. We have never had to wait more than a few minutes to get the wristbands and since they have multiple 'wristband stations' set up around the park it has never been an issue.

I think having to get our our resort keys each time we want to get on an attraction will be a pain. If they'd be more diligent about getting non-resort guests out of the parks at closing time and make CMs check for wristbands before people enter attractions the wristband method works fine.
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During the first few nighttime EMH's they only looked at your card. They started scanning them at some point about 1-2 years ago.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:55 AM   #21
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Personally I think they are looking for a way to cut costs. They wouldn't have to man places for people to get wristbands. They can probably check for cards with less people.

I think they will probably get lots of complaints with lost cards, etc.

Just my opinion.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:15 AM   #22
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There has to be something else motivating this move. The lines for wristbands are manned by CMs already onstage so there aren't extra CM hours involved - they are just redeployed. The wristbands are produced in house at very high volumes so that isn't much of a savings. My guess would be that Guests have whined to CMs while standing in line...that got info got passed along...and, viola. Problem is that those are the Guests that whine about everything - you just can't make some people happy.

According to my CM friend, this is just being tested over the next couple of weeks. How about having Bawb stop in at City Hall and grill the CMs there about the reason for the change? Then he could do it as his rapid fire on an upcoming podcast.
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We just did this last weekend and they were no longer scanning room keys...but you did have to show one before the CM would put the wristband on.
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How about having Bawb stop in at City Hall and grill the CMs there about the reason for the change? Then he could do it as his rapid fire on an upcoming podcast.
Why am I picturing a CM pinned up against the wall with Kaht Kahm and Bawb demanding information?
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Only Bawb could do that and get away with it!
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