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    Re: But Will It Work????

    What are we looking at? A new card-scanning geegaw administering contraption? Elucidate, please.
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    I see the positives. It would be easier to bring in Wheelchairs, strollers etc. Not having to wait for CM to swing a gate open.

    Negatives? I can imagine too many bodies in one tiny space. I can just see a Mom trying to do her ticket and then her kids, a stroller behind her getting in way of other kiosks, all while others are wiggling into the next kiosk.

    Then the poor CM trying to keep track of who has swiped who in during busy entry times.
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    It will work if they organize a line to go up to each stall. Have a CM direct you to the next open one...kind of like when checking in a bag at a busy airport, a worker directs you to the next open kiosk...same concept here. If there is organization it could be effective...I would fear at high entry times that that line could get extremely long, though
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    And imagine trying to help the people through the lines that are oblivious as to what to do, also like airport check-ins.
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    Quote Originally Posted by WDW4Ever View Post
    And imagine trying to help the people through the lines that are oblivious as to what to do, also like airport check-ins.
    I think it's a really good concept...but it's all about execution. And I'm willing to bet that there are some people out there who won't be able to...execute...it quite well...also like airport check-ins.
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    Looks like a kind of tight area, but I'm sure it was researched and tested, so it should be okay.

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    Re: But Will It Work????

    I agree that the concept is a good idea... but the execution might be a different story. We shall see in the future if it actually works!
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    Very interesting


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    What next? Whole body scans? Disney is so a**l about not letting anyone else use someone else's ticket. The whole biometric thing is a joke (and a waste of money) as they turn them off during busy periods when "cheating" is likely to occur. I would venture a guess that my AP has not worked on the first try at least half the times we were here, and had my finger rescanned at least 5 times. I even had to show my photo ID once after 5 tries. One CM even asked me if that is the same finger I usually use. I told and showed her that it's the only index finger I have on my right hand.
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    Interesting.......I agree - looks like a 'better in theory rather than practice contraption'.
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    I think this is a great idea... the bottleneck has always been those finicky scanning machines. Now you will not have to wait in line (as long) to start trying your ticket the 2 or 3 times it usually takes to go through. The real solution is RFID's or something like an ID chip in some driver license and credit cards embedded in the ticket.
    Now if they could just streamline the bag check!>)
    I think a conveyor of some sort may be the answer to faster bag checking.

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    Re: But Will It Work????

    Quote Originally Posted by dusten View Post
    The real solution is RFID's or something like an ID chip in some driver license and credit cards embedded in the ticket.
    Disney is probably working towards this "upgrade" one day.
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    Re: But Will It Work????

    I'm gonna have to agree with the "it looks interesting but wonder how they'll execute it/looks like there'll be a huge bottleneck/what about the tourists who can't figure it out" crowd(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_WDW_Daddy View Post
    Looks like a kind of tight area, but I'm sure it was researched and tested, so it should be okay.
    This IS the research and testing phase. There is no guarantee that this design will be adopted in general.

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    What next? Whole body scans? Disney is so a**l about not letting anyone else use someone else's ticket. The whole biometric thing is a joke (and a waste of money) as they turn them off during busy periods when "cheating" is likely to occur. I would venture a guess that my AP has not worked on the first try at least half the times we were here, and had my finger rescanned at least 5 times. I even had to show my photo ID once after 5 tries. One CM even asked me if that is the same finger I usually use. I told and showed her that it's the only index finger I have on my right hand.
    They haven't changed anything about the biometrics with this as far as I've been told, although it looks like the scanners are a different (cheaper?) design.

    They don't ALWAYS turn them off. They were definitely working most of our stay in December (I think there was one day they were off out of the several rope drops we were at). I actually had some troubles with the scanner that I think may have been due to the cold more than anything.

    There is some small subset of the population who have fingers such that the scanners have trouble reading them. Perhaps yours is one.
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