Tag: Fastpass

MagicBands 2.0? New Style Surfaces & Excites Fans

MagicBands 2.0? New Style Surfaces & Excites Fans

| January 3, 2014 | 19 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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Disney’s Magical Express Updates Video to DME TV

Disney’s Magical Express Updates Video to DME TV

| December 30, 2013 | 17 Replies

I absolutely love Disney’s Magical Express (DME). The service is complimentary to guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and provides transportation from Orlando International Airport to your resort. Guests also have the option of tagging their luggage before leaving home and “magically” finding it in their rooms once in Florida. This saves [...]

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FastPass+ Test at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

FastPass+ Test at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| December 18, 2013 | 6 Replies

Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World started a test of the FastPass+ today. Offsite and onsite guests will be able to make their FastPass+ selections at kiosks throughout the park.  This is the first test where offsite guests to Walt Disney World are able to participate.  

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Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

| November 6, 2013 | 163 Replies

I am thinking about canceling my trip to Walt Disney World because I am so worried that FastPass+ and MagicBands will ruin it. I don’t even like wearing something on my wrist! Disney MagicBands are too confusing. They make a vacation hard. They are rationing out how many rides you can go on now in [...]

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MyMagic+ Review: MagicBands & FastPass+

MyMagic+ Review: MagicBands & FastPass+

| August 3, 2013 | 145 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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The Highs and Lows of a Disney Vacation

The Highs and Lows of a Disney Vacation

| July 9, 2013 | 3 Replies

No matter the length of your Disney vacation there will be moments throughout where your emotions will swing.  There will be euphoric high moments and moments when you wish you could have a “do over” or moments you would just soon forget or leave behind.  In most cases our Disney vacations are like sound waves with occasional ups [...]

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Disney’s MagicBand Accessories…Revealed!

Disney’s MagicBand Accessories…Revealed!

| June 20, 2013 | 22 Replies

The next round of official testing for Disney’s MagicBands began today and continues through next week. Select guests staying at the Contemporary Resort and Animal Kingdom Lodge were notified before leaving home that they were chosen to participate in what is reported to be the most extensive test to date. Those of us watching from [...]

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FIRST LOOK: Disney’s MyMagic+ MagicBand

FIRST LOOK: Disney’s MyMagic+ MagicBand

| May 17, 2013 | 75 Replies

There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding Disney’s upcoming MyMagic+ program which aims to combine every aspect of your Walt Disney World vacation into one seamless and digital experience. With MyMagic+, park tickets, resort room keys, dining reservations, PhotoPass photographs, payment options, and even FastPasses will all be contained in your My Disney Experience account. [...]

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Disney MagicBand Styles Begin to Surface

Disney MagicBand Styles Begin to Surface

| March 2, 2013 | 26 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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