Category: Rumor Mill

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way

| February 24, 2014 | 27 Replies

Big changes are underway at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The eastern portion of the beach and Sunset Point are unavailable, the Great Ceremonial House Lobby is about to begin an extensive rehab, and Captain Cook’s will be closed from next month until the early summer. Construction crews, hard hats, and trucks are becoming a common sight. [...]

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MagicBands 2.0? New Style Surfaces & Excites Fans

MagicBands 2.0? New Style Surfaces & Excites Fans

| January 3, 2014 | 18 Replies

Back in March, I brought to you word of new styles for Disney’s MagicBands that began appearing all over the Net. This was just as the program began its official testing period involving the brightly-colored bracelets that allow guests to use them as their room key, park ticket, dining voucher, FastPass+ medium, and form of [...]

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MyMagic+ Review: MagicBands & FastPass+

MyMagic+ Review: MagicBands & FastPass+

| August 3, 2013 | 137 Replies

DIS Unplugged Podcast: Full Review of MyMagic+, FastPass+, & MagicBands The DIS Unplugged team discusses their recent testing of Disney’s new MyMagic+ system, including FastPass+ and MagicBands. www.disunplugged.com A few of us from The DIS team had the opportunity to test out Walt Disney World’s new MyMagic+ system, including MagicBands and FastPass+ this week during [...]

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Lawsuit seeks to ban Starbucks in the Magic Kingdom

Lawsuit seeks to ban Starbucks in the Magic Kingdom

| April 1, 2013 | 34 Replies

An organization calling themselves the Association of Victims of Recreational Improvements and Liabilities (AVRIL) has filed a lawsuit asking the Orlando federal court to enjoin Disney and Starbucks from opening a Starbucks in the historic Main Street Bakery location.  The lawsuit cites three reasons for the injunction. The first ground asserts that, contrary to Disney’s announcements, [...]

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Disney MagicBand Styles Begin to Surface

Disney MagicBand Styles Begin to Surface

| March 2, 2013 | 25 Replies

This January marked the official reveal of Disney Parks’ announcement regarding the next generation in vacation experience. The new MyMagic+ system will allow guests to fully customize their time spent in the parks using the new My Disney Experience app and a MagicBand, a RFID-encoded new piece of technology that will link together resort and [...]

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Disney Patent Hints at Future Plans for MyMagic+

Disney Patent Hints at Future Plans for MyMagic+

| February 17, 2013 | 5 Replies

The Patent and Trademark Office recently published one of the principal utility patents applications Disney filed for MyMagic+.  Publication of a patent application typically occurs about 18 months after it is filed which means Disney filed the patent application in July 2011.  Let’s get the legal terms out of the way.  Upon filing, patent applications [...]

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