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Disney 'Magic Band' RFID bracelet revealed!!

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by Buffalo2Disney, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. dawnhaze

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    The other day I went to Six Flags America in Maryland and had something similar to this for ride reservation times. You'd hold it up to a machine to choose a ride and time, and the machines were scattered throughout the park. They were tight enough to stay on easily, but made of a stretchy material so they could be removed.

    I would object heavily to a non-removable bracelet, even if it was waterproof. I simply would not want to wear something like that nonstop for multiple days, and I can't imagine it being popular with children (or their parents).
     
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  3. 4HOLIDAYS

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    I DO NOT like these on the wrists. For comfort, security, looks, ... I don't like them for the parties, I don't even like the ones for the beach club pools..

    I hope they are something you can take on and off, so person can go for fast passes and such.
     
  4. GillianP1301

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    I like it! Great Wolf Lodge already do this and it makes it so convenient. Once you're checked in there, my wallet goes in the safe for the duration. The wristband gets me into my room, the waterpark and if linked toa credit card, all my onsite purchases. What Disney is doing looks exactly the same and I think it's about time.
     
  5. SaraJayne

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    The bracelets will have a coin cell battery.
     
  6. ilovemk76

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    It would be great if they could tie these in with the refillable mugs.
     
  7. Phil'sFrontier

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    Why would this be a problem? Sorry but that is really just being ridiculous. I really doubt they would have names anyway, probably just a bar code.
    But seriously most people out there are not bad and trying to steal your children, especially in Walt Disney world.
     
  8. ilovemk76

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    The "coin cell" is a capacitor that is part of the PCB and not a battery.

    The car RFID transponders can have a battery so they can transmit for a much farther distance. No batter is need for what Disney will be using them for.
     
  9. ilovemk76

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    Since they are not transferable, there would need to be a way to tell them apart. We have our full names on the KTTW cards, we sign our KTTW cards to use them for chargin and on APs. This is different in that is it only your first name.

    I know I go to WDW to steal children. Who would ever go for the rides. :rotfl:
     
  10. karly05

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    According to recent posts on the POFQ FAQ thread on the Resorts board, they are installing at POFQ now.

    As far as the concerns over having names on the band - the photo at the link in the first post shows a first name, but considering the logical size of the band, I'd think you'd have to be right up close to it to read the name (not like having it stitched on your Mickey Ears).
     
  11. chartle

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    If the band was say 1/2" wide I would think the name would be about this big. (size will depend on your monitor size) but probably about 4 points.

    Micheal

    Also are we seeing the inside or the outside of the band?
     
  12. SaraJayne

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    Disney says it will be battery powered.

     
  13. hollygolitely93

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    Choking hazard for younger kids...
     
  14. mking624

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    I, too, am hoping it is removable. I do have a jade "perma-bangle" (bangle I don't take off), so the idea of always wearing something doesn't completely bother me. But something designed to be more temporary isn't always comfortable in the heat and such.

    The picture in the link shows that at the very least a first name would be on the band. That said, I am not hugely concerned about that part because it is not as if it is all that noticeable while you are walking around.
     
  15. larryz

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    I don't think they'll be able to see it -- I believe the photo shows the bottom (inside for Chartle) of the electronics part of the wristband...
     
  16. larryz

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    They'll need a battery to light up the bracelet (if that's what it will do)...
     
  17. WedgieSock

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    And thats the way it will always be until this country decides to lower its business taxes which are currently one of the highest in the world.
     
  18. chartle

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    How long until it has a mini OLED screen and it gives you FP reminders and ride wait times? :thumbsup2
     
  19. larryz

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    Let's see -- what would they call it...?

    A "dPhone," maybe?
     
  20. chartle

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    No mPhone Its all about the Mouse. :thumbsup2

    Actually it is with the new logo.
     
  21. mrcarder

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    At least 1 other reason, but Thumbs-up!
     

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