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Going Wireless at Disneyland with MyMagic+

By January 9, 2013

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Disney Parks officials have announced plans to start issuing guests RFID wireless bracelets that work as tickets, keys, credit cards, and location-aware entertainment tools. As Computerworld points out, Disney's MyMagic+ wristbands could become Big Brother like devices in the worst case, and they are a marketing person's dream. RFID, however, requires a person be located relatively close to a sensor to be detected. It remains to be seen how fully Disney will instrument its parks for this system; wide area setups are not cheap. But some people are strongly opposed to any kind of physical monitoring by wireless networks like this. Do you have objections to Disney's RFID?
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January 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm
(1) Mike says:

This is very interesting. You are right, this will be a marketing persons dream, but Disney have always been top class when it comes to marketing. I wouldn’t be against wearing the bracelet, but I’m sure there are plenty out there that would be. I like the idea of FASTPASS+ and being able to reserve spots for fireworks, parades, etc. before you even enter the park. That will be a great incentive to get people to wear the bracelets.

January 16, 2013 at 8:17 am
(2) Vince says:

Crowd control is always a problem in large theme parks like Disney World. The metrics Disney would gain could make the park experience much more enjoyable. I can’t understand all the fuss. As soon as someone has a good idea, there is always someone who thinks it’s a bad thing and will take away our civil liberties. I go to Disney World frequently and can’t see a down side.

Get a life people!

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