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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    The tests start today, and they are already selling the accessories...
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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

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    The tests start today, and they are already selling the accessories...
    Saw that coming!
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    I really dont't know where I stand on this yet , At this moment I'm not liking the idea
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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    Well, it's coming so you better prepare for it.

    As I've stated before (and I think I recall you saying something similar), my biggest gripe is how micromanaged they want to make you vacation. I suppose some folks might like that kind of thing, but I'm certainly not one of them.

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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    Well the YouTube answers my question of how it fits tiny kids, a one time removable insert. He comments you would have to get a new band if you needed a larger size after all. Note: First band free, one replacement free, need another band $50!





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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    Well the YouTube answers my question of how it fits tiny kids, a one time removable insert. He comments you would have to get a new band if you needed a larger size after all. Note: First band free, one replacement free, need another band $50!
    Yet, I hear they only cost $4.50 to make. But they've got to make up for all the free ones they are giving out

    I foresee a lot of parents of young children being upset with a $50 charge because their kid refuses to keep it on...

    What I haven't heard yet is that if you have another resort stay, can you get another free one? Or is this "free-free-$50" for life? (at least the "life" of the band...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    Yet, I hear they only cost $4.50 to make. But they've got to make up for all the free ones they are giving out

    I foresee a lot of parents of young children being upset with a $50 charge because their kid refuses to keep it on...

    What I haven't heard yet is that if you have another resort stay, can you get another free one? Or is this "free-free-$50" for life? (at least the "life" of the band...)


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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    As a stockholder a few of these sentences I highlighted are interesting. As a fan and guest, not as excited.



    Disney Says Wristband Boosts Sales in Disney World Test By Bloomberg, Christopher Palmeri - Jul 11, 2013 11:01 PM CT

    Electronic wristbands tested at Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s Florida resort succeeded in boosting spending by guests, parks division Chairman Thomas Staggs said.
    The bands serve as admission tickets, hotel room keys and credit cards. They were tested by 1,000 people at Walt Disney World in Florida, Staggs said in an interview at Allen & Co.’s annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, without offering details. Guests spent more on average in part because they had fun with the technology, he said.

    The wristbands link to a customer database, allowing guests to purchase items in Disney World’s hotels, four theme parks and water parks by waving the devices past a sensor. The radio technology speeds transactions, helping customers make their trips more efficient.


    As I read that phrase, I'm thinking, I'm supposed to embrace the banding data base knowing on average I'll spend more money using the band because I'll have fun with the technology. Wonder how the guests felt when they received their check-out credit card bill? I'd also like to know, since these were hand selected guests, was Disney comparing their previous trips/credit card bills to current trip credit card bills?

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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

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    I'd also like to know, since these were hand selected guests, was Disney comparing their previous trips/credit card bills to current trip credit card bills?

    I don't know if they "hand picked" as much as just select those staying during the test dates, and checking in during certain days.

    I had also heard from one of the testers that they asked 5000 guests, with 3000 opting in. Now it's down to 1000.

    And I also wonder how they compared previous spending...was it on average for the resort? Could it just have been a good week compared to last year? If it was on an individual basis, how far back did they average? I spend more on some trips than others, depending on length of trip, where I'm staying, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    I don't know if they "hand picked" as much as just select those staying during the test dates, and checking in during certain days.

    I had also heard from one of the testers that they asked 5000 guests, with 3000 opting in. Now it's down to 1000.

    And I also wonder how they compared previous spending...was it on average for the resort? Could it just have been a good week compared to last year? If it was on an individual basis, how far back did they average? I spend more on some trips than others, depending on length of trip, where I'm staying, etc.
    Yeah, Disney has always played fuzzy statistics when speaking with the media. I know one of the families 'picked' was family of an imagineer team of My Experience. I doubt the 'picking' was random and that they choose two Deluxe Resorts.

    I have never tied a credit card to my room. I carry a credit card, my debit card and cash. I spend far more cash over Debit or Credit purchases. I'd be a poor test case to compare. I spend enough money, just don't leave a paper/electronic trail.
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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    Part of Sid Cahuenga's is being converted to a service center to support My Magic+. It will take over the lobby and the porch area leaving the balance for now for the one of a kind merchandise. Renovations are anticipated being complete by early August. For a while Sid's was rumored to be a possible home for the DHS future Starbucks.




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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    The plan was to put a bank of kiosks at each Guest Relations location - but the one at DHS is already too small, so Sid's was the rumored location...now it's official
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    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    The plan was to put a bank of kiosks at each Guest Relations location - but the one at DHS is already too small, so Sid's was the rumored location...now it's official
    Any thoughts on where the Starbucks is to go? If they are really to do all this destruction/constructions at DHS as rumored, maybe Starbucks will put off opening there???
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    Any thoughts on where the Starbucks is to go? If they are really to do all this destruction/constructions at DHS as rumored, maybe Starbucks will put off opening there???
    I believe Starring Rolls is on the rumor list - but I would NOT be happy with that.

    Otherwise, there are enough redundant shops on the walk up that they could easily take one of them.
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    Re: MyMagic+, FastPass+, and MagicBands coming soon

    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    I believe Starring Rolls is on the rumor list - but I would NOT be happy with that.

    Otherwise, there are enough redundant shops on the walk up that they could easily take one of them.
    Ugh. That is what I get for asking, I'd be sadder about Starring Rolls than Main Street Bakery, mainly because that is the best place to pick up a QS sandwich.

    I thought the original rumor of Sids made sense as it is a good chunk of space, Starring Rolls, not so big unless I am visualizing it incorrectly.

    I've been hearing the rumor the last few days that the testing of the Band in August is going to be larger, more of a mini-roll out than a test along with CM testing happening again simultaneously. Lots of travel agents being asked to contact their clients to participate in the August test.
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    but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.

    Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.

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