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No more room keys or park tickets to keep up with - enter Magicband

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by AndyFL, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. kstgelais4

    kstgelais4 DIS Veteran

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    I have a feeling my kids would very easily loose something like this. We have tiny wrists in this family, and I'm feeling like my 5 year old would play with this if it were constantly on her. Which means I would be wearing more than one bracelet, which doesn't sound great to me.
     
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  3. LM0601

    LM0601 Earning My Ears

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    I am a travel agent. After reading this thread, I logged onto my TA booking site for Disney. It still gives me the option of adding the no expiration option. It all looks the same on my end. After looking at the main consumer site, it does not give this option. I will have to look into this further to see if it will be going away in the future. I know many folks like to purchase tickets on their own, but if only Travel Agents can order the no expiration option and this it is important to you, you should look into purchasing from a TA.

    As of right now, I can book no expiration option. If they don't phase it out and recommend you adding it while at the parks, they may not take that option away from Travel Agents. If anyone needs tickets with the no expiration option, message me and I will be glad to hook you up and have them mailed directly to you. I personally LOVE to no expiration option for my family. We get 6 or 7 hopper days with water park and more and stretch it over several trips. I hope it does not go away.

    Let me know if anyone needs tickets.

    Lisa
     
  4. damo

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    Googling "tan lines" can bring up some interesting images....just saying.;)
     
  5. ricosuave

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    I like the idea. Especially bc I have kids. Imagine a cm being able to scan a child's bracelet and locate you ASAP if your child is lost. That is worth any inconvenience to me.
     
  6. Belle102498

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    My concern with these wristbands are health related. If, in fact, they are rubber or latex, then I have no choice but to stop going to Disney. I am EXTREMELY allergic to these materials...It's not only a matter of wearing it, but others wearing it and waving their hands around. I can't go into any of the play areas because of the rubber in them...I can't even go to the Lights, Motor, Action, show because I have issues with the burning rubber of the tires. I hope Disney realizes how sensitive to this material people actually are. It's hard enough not being able to do certain things at Disney...the thought of not being able to go anymore really saddens me...but Disney isn't worth my health :(
     
  7. songbird123

    songbird123 Missing the mouse!

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    This is such a cool idea!! I hope they have it by July!
     
  8. tjlamphere

    tjlamphere Mouseketeer

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    Need some CMs to weigh in on this !!!!!! How will this affect a CM getting in a family member for free ????
     
  9. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

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    It's huge! Holy crappy tan line Batman! Honestly I don't wear bracelets or watches because they get sweaty and gross. This stinks for me.
     
  10. dadddio

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    The bands aren't like those irritating jelly 'cause of the moment' wristbands. They seem to be more like cheapo watchbands. The standard ones certainly looking alot more plasticy than the 'designer' upgrade ones. To keep with the analogy, the standard ones seem to be made out of some sort of soft rubber while the upgrades seem like cheapo PU leather. Neither is something that I would buy myrself (on purpose), but one or both would probably be acceptable for it's purpose.

    I don't know if I will wear mine, or not. It all depends on whether I find it irritating to wear. I suspect, however, that the standard ones will be irritating and the upgrade ones will be acceptable. I can certainly see my entire family getting upgraded ones.

    They are pretty clear that they will be offering upgraded bands and some sort of related pinish jewelry. I bet that they are kicking themselves that Microsoft just changed the ipod nano. The magic band seems almost made to become a 6th gen nano Mickey watch.

    I was thinking the same thing. This definitely has the potential to very quickly return lost parents to their children.
     
  11. Minnesota!

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    Great post! Thanks for the info!

    I am really looking forward to this!!!
     
  12. tjlamphere

    tjlamphere Mouseketeer

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    How will this affect a CM getting in a family member for free? How will this wristband deal factor into that????? Pro or Con ???
     
  13. cmwade77

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    I disagree with the thievery being unlikely, unless Disney has implemented systems to prevent it.

    There are RFID readers that work from up to 25 feet away that cost about $10 now. The writers cost about $25.

    So for $35, someone could potentially steal thousands of people's information. Now granted they most likely wont get the credit card number, but they will get admission, room key (easy enough to figure out room number), charging privileges, etc.

    Now from what I understand, there are things that can be done by Disney to help reduce the risks of this happening, but won't eliminate it.
     
  14. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    NONE of that will be stored on the band itself from what I understand.
     
  15. Belle102498

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    Does anyone know what the bands are made of yet? I'm not worried about them being RFID...I can always put the bands in an RFID blocking wallet/purse thing, but the material they are made of can be an issue. Just curious :lovestruc
     
  16. Dixiemom

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    I must've missed this, but is there an implementation date?
     
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    tlkgt76 "If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney

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    "TDBIASWS"

    To Disney Because I Am Seriously Without Smiles?? :rotfl:
     
  18. Missyrose

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    As TDC Nala said, none of that information would be stored on the band. The band will literally carry just your Disney ID number, which means something to the Disney database, but anyone trying to steal something by using a reader would need access to the Disney database to glean any more information beyond the ID number.

    The RFID blocking covers, bags, etc. don't actually work. They're a complete waste of money.
     
  19. myjourney

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    Most people have rubber on their shoes, how do you deal with that?
     
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    Rumor has it that the program will begin in February for guests staying at the Boardwalk Inn.
     
  21. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    The rumor also is that there will be no immediate, park wide implementation. It will be done in stages.
     

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