RFID Touch to Pay Room Keys start in Dec

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by mousermerf, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Colleen27

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    Wow, that is sooner than I expected! I didn't dare hope to get to see some bits and piece of next gen on my next trip but with that timeframe it is practically a sure thing.
     
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  3. waynesgirl

    waynesgirl Maleficent is my hero!

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    Is this just for room access? We are going to the AoA in 2 weeks and I wonder if I call and BEG to be one of the 1st to experiment with the wristbands, would they do it?

    I'm going in Feb and April too....please let this techy girlie's dream come true...

    But if not, at least give me hope that one code can control all cards...I like to give my teenager her own spending limit with the charge priviledges on her card, and since right now, I have an AP, I need her card to charge with...
     
  4. aaarcher86

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    Yes, I just said 'one of the pictures' and I didn't have time to look for the wristband picture.

    Thought it would be nice to post something to show what they might look like :confused3

    ETA: Found this, but it's not the original picture I saw. These look more like watch bands or those snap bracelets even.

    http://dizfanatic.com/DizTech012-Disney_NextGen_Wristband6 (38).jpg

    http://dizfanatic.com/wpimages/82617346d071.jpg

    ETA x2: This is the pic I originally saw, but it has no Disney logos. Might have just been an example photo show what other RFID bands typically look like. http://www.rfidworld.ca/wp-content/...-Bracelets-that-can-be-used-with-Children.jpg
     
  5. angelmom27

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    Thanks for the pic. I really like the look of the first ones. They don't look too bad. I might actually like wearing one. When we go on our family trip in Dec 13 will all of the kids have one for their tickets? My girls will be thrilled if that is the case. Now my FX kids definitely will have nothing to do with it. That's ok I will just keep theirs in our bag.
     
  6. disnut8

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    "By the end of January all resorts are expected to be live on the program with touch-to-pay capabilities on all room key cards with charging privileges."

    If you don't want this, just don't have charging privileges. Or, I'm sure you can opt out of it. I have never known Disney World to force anyone to do anything (except bag checks :rotfl2:). No way in hell my husband is wearing that. Why doesn't everyone just calm down until, oh, I don't know, the entire thing is actually done?
     
  7. aaarcher86

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    I honestly don't know. I haven't been putting much thought into it. I'll just wait until it's done and see.

    I'd imagine it'd be something along the lines of everyone getting on in the same fashion that kids get tickets now... maybe kids just won't have charge privileges or something.
     
  8. niffer5150

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    I will do backflips of joy if the bracelets are good to go by the time my vacation rolls around. I doubt it will but I can wish right? Last trip I was forever misplacing my kttw. If its around my wrist I doubt even I can manage to lose that.
     
  9. OKW Lover

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    Just wanted to point out that "wristbands" don't necessarily need to be on your wrist. If they aren't comfortable for you, just put them on your belt/backpack/etc.

    I'm thinking that there will be other methods available for paying for food and souvenirs in the parks and resorts. They have thousands of non-resort guests to deal with and those people won't have a wristband thing.
     
  10. TDC Nala

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    Unless they set it up where everyone has an "account" which they are either billed for or pay when they are ready to leave. Even non-resort guests can use it then.
     
  11. Sammie

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    Thanks they look adjustable so I am sure those with allergies like myself or those that just do not want to wear it can simply attach it to a bag or carry it in their pocket.

    Thanks for those photos. :thumbsup2

    I like the bottom ones the best, guess they stretch on and off.
     
  12. Sammie

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    My thinking is that when you check in you get your band and set up your charging account and PIN number. Then at the restaurants and stores there will be check out areas for those using the RFID to pay with and those that are not.

    I am sure Disney will try to say that using RFID will be faster etc, etc. as a perk for staying on property.

    Plus even if it is available at the resort, many people do not set up room charge and I seriously doubt they are not going to let people continue to use cash or credit cards.
     
  13. Bell30012

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    Just the doors while we were there.
     
  14. consumermonkey

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    OK, looks like a lot of confusion.

    THE WRISTBANDS: They seem to be a silicone type band like someone said, a bit like the yellow livestrong ones. Each has an unique chip that identifies the wearer/owner as an account on the system. What that account does depends on what you have paid for (room, meals, tickets, more etc).

    There has been RFID tech floating around theme parks for a few years. In the UK at Alton Towers, I experienced having a wristband which identified when I was on a ride and would video me (or whoever was wearing the band) so at the end of my day I could buy a DVD with stock video of all the rides with my specific ride edited into it.

    This is just the start apparently. There are potential identity issues as whoever owns the tech can potentially "see" where each wristband is located etc, but swings and roundabouts on that one. In exchange for Disney knowing where and when you are, there could be extra magic. Kinda like ET knowing your name at the end of the ride at USF, the system COULD have Jack Sparrow mention your name but without having to tell anyone your name as it is already in the system, in a meet and greet, maybe one of the voice characters would refer to you by name without asking or if it is on the system, your favorite colour, town etc.

    The pin thing is security in exactly the way a PIN or signature is used on charge or credit cards. (UK went chip and pin with charge and credit a few years ago. Dont think it has happened in USA YET!)
     
  15. rock_doctor

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    We would not be interested in these although if they are the ones that have the designs on them then it would make a great souvenir once the trip is over. Now if they are the bland ones that are also shown in the patient then they can keep them... :) I suspect it will be the bland ones... Save a penny you know...
     
  16. osu2k1

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    Pardon the ignorance but... If these are your Park tickets, how do you get fast pass? We having been to wdw, so I am thinking of DL technology. Thanks.

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  17. angelmom27

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    The machines will have a reader for the passes too. So you can still get them.
     
  18. osu2k1

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    Cool, thanks! :)
     
  19. AladdinToMy4YO

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    From all I've been reading I sure haven't seen anyone comment about concern for MagicBands and how easy RFID is to hack; especially relative to room access. I know Dis has a pin # for charging at shops but what about room access or even park access? Video shows someone just touching the card to a room lock. All it takes is someone to lift the RFID signal and have a duplicate made in less than minutes.

    I also wonder about resort access unless they will continue the finger print??
     

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