Marshall Willenholly: I spent a week there a couple months ago, everyone had the magic bands, and it made FastPass reservations much easier to manage and use. I could care less that they were able to track my movements around the park. Stores do that with your cell phone signals nowadays too. They've also added cool stuff like Mickey talks to you when you meet him, and soon he's supposed to say your name based on your MagicBand info. I know my kids were absolutely amazed to hear him talk and ask questions and interact with them.
divx88: I was always in bewilderment how they kept the stench of "backstage" from the park. I mean almost immediately when you leave the park to an employee area you're hit with a strong garbage stench which there's no trace of a couple feet from where you just were.
crab66: Anyone who uses the term "meat space" needs to be cleansed from the gene pool.
Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Meh.A) You don't have to go.B) If you go, you don't have to get the wrist band if you don't want it.It sounds like it comes with a lot of advantages for the person at the park and I really don't care if they know what I had for lunch, for crying out loud.
washington-babylon: It's almost like someone wants to track a massive data set for a series of experiments on the behavior of large groups of humans.../Wraps Aluminum foil tighter around head.
trappedspirit: Those bands don't like, detect motion, do they? Like a fast jerking motion wouldn't send some kind of signal about anything unusual going on in "it's a small world" ride? they could only know that you are on that ride and not any activity happening during the ride?
Ikahoshi: I use all sorts of little tricks to mess with the various data tracking that exists today.I keep my phone's wifi off when not in use. I keep it off entirely when I know I won't need it. I have several of the RFID public transit passes that I rotate and use randomly. I have a wallet that's entirely metal to keep my bank and store cards in. I refuse to post accurate information to Google or any online service. I provide my real name and other identifiers where legally required to but wherever it is optional I intentionally fill with false data. Google thinks I am a 24 year old female for example. I upload photos and incorrectly tag myself so they can't even identify me. For example I had my neighbors' dog as my profile picture on Facebook once.Any corporate agency can try to track me if they wish, but they'll find that I'll end up accidentally fudging the data or accidentally swapping my tracking card or band with a friends', or other amusing tricks that I can come up with.I'm not paranoid, I am not afraid of anything, I just don't see why I should cooperate with this data collecting. I can have the convenience and yet not reveal anything particularly useful by just slightly modifying my behavior. Plus it's kind of fun- knowingly messing with a corporate dweeb's stats analysis is enjoyable. When they can't quite make sense of the numbers- that's me.
Slypork: washington-babylon: It's almost like someone wants to track a massive data set for a series of experiments on the behavior of large groups of humans.../Wraps Aluminum foil tighter around head.Disney World - a maze for humans built by a rat. Was Skinner ever a Disney employee? [www.disneyworldtickets.com image 650x425]
flucto: I'm sure they have at least 666 reasons why this is a great idea.
lc6529: The best time is at Christmas, you have to be pretty miserable to not crack a smile at some point if you are there at Christmas!
Uzzah: I'm wondering if they let the kids customize the color of their wristbands when they sign up. If they don't, they should. Then change out the trim in your hotel room to match chosen color, push t-shirts of the selected color, etc.Create the illusion of participation and customization, when you're really just enabling people to do your work for you.
Clemkadidlefark: I wouldn't go to a Disney park even if they had the cure for Cancer ..
Nabb1: We tested the Magic Bands this fall. They work great. And god forbid if one of the kids gets separated, they can track him or her down immediately.
MrSteve007: But unlike most people, I'm not afraid of the data they collect.
Tom_Slick: lc6529: The best time is at Christmas, you have to be pretty miserable to not crack a smile at some point if you are there at Christmas!Nope Halloween is the best time, their Halloween party rocks, plus when else can you see 4 grown men dressed as Ghostbusters complete with Proton packs ride the Carousel.
Creoena: Went to Disney about 4 years ago. It was pretty yawn-worthy. So many people around and such long waits. Even the kids we were with weren't impressed. One even asked if we could go back to the hotel room so she could finish the kids book her mom was helping her read
lohphat: The problem with Mickey saying your Hhe is that there are several Mickeys out around the park at the same time. Try to explain to your kid why they can't remember the conversation you had two hours ago elsewhere on property.
Nabb1: You'll have to have one if you want to use a fast pass. They are switching over to Fast Pass Plus completely and you have to be staying on the property to use it. That doesn't bother us, because we are DVC members, but some people will be pissed
GilRuiz1: I would welcome this if it actually delivered things I want, rather than barrage me with crap I don't want. It would be a welcome relief if marketers could keep commercials for garbage like injury lawyers and political campaigns away from me and only show me things I might actually buy.Netflix supposedly does this, but it's weak. Just because I watched Iron Man doesn't mean I also want to watch The Magic Schoolbus.
Slypork: washington-babylon: It's almost like someone wants to track a massive data set for a series of experiments on the behavior of large groups of humans.../Wraps Aluminum foil tighter around head.Disney World - a maze for humans built by a rat. Was Skinner ever a Disney employee?
poot_rootbeer: lohphat: The problem with Mickey saying your Hhe is that there are several Mickeys out around the park at the same time. Try to explain to your kid why they can't remember the conversation you had two hours ago elsewhere on property.Why wouldn't the system be such that Mickey #2 is aware of the conversation Mickey #1 had had with the kid?
Tom_Slick: plus when else can you see 4 grown men dressed as Ghostbusters complete with Proton packs ride the Carousel.
Slypork: Hey, Ms. Frizzle used an arc reactor to power the bus. And I really liked the episode where they turned Arnold into the Hulk and rode through his gamma-ray infused bloodstream to see how he transformed. Who can forget when Ms. Frizzle said, "Take chances, make mistakes, get messy, Arnold smash!"
MrSteve007: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Me? I just could not stand the land of the $19.00 Cheeseburger and plastic phony everywhere. Epcot was nice, once, but that was it. So happy the kids grew up and I don't have to go there anymore.I know this is the point where people biatch and moan about paying 20-30% more for food, but at Epcot the 1/3 lb Mac and cheese burger is $10.49 - not $19. Which isn't outrageous.[www.disneyfoodblog.com image 503x625]/and the $5.99 kids meal isn't crazy either, which includes a side and a kid's drink
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