Dave    
 13497.5 #2 (DL Qual #3

Oct 9, 2012 12:43 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Interesting news for the future for park goers...according to WDW Magic Disney's NextGen RFID FASTPASS bracelet has been listed on the government FCC website today, including an image of what it looks like (see image below). The bracelet, called "Magic Band' is battery powered, is designed to be disposable, and includes the now familiar NextGen Mickey logo and what appears to be the wearers name for easy ID in groups. The RFID bracelet will be the driving force behind much of Disney's NextGen initiative, which includes ticketless park entry, ticketless FASTPASS, attraction personalization, touch-to-pay purchasing and more. A brief desciption of the device from the filing "The radio of the device, Model MB-R1G1, is a wrist worn arm band that transmits a 2.4 GHz signal to an indoor wireless infrastructure. The PCB assembly is potted in plastic and completely overmolded with thermal plastic polyurethane. The band has no on off switch and is powered with a non-replaceable coin cell. The PCB assembly also includes a passive UHF RFID tag radio and a passive HF RFID tag radio."

Its only a matter of time before Skynet becomes fully aware. - vincentchase1  672.9 #300 12:48PM
Ssshhhhh. Don't anger them VC! - Mouse4life  1679.6 #100 12:51PM
Cue the Terminator theme song. - VfxGenie  1556.7 #109 2:01PM
Well if Uppity gets the first one, that's how it oughtta be. - Butterlina  1570.6 #105 12:55PM
Do AP's have the option of just getting an implanted device? - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 6:59PM
Basically this thing is going to be a credit card, fastpass and ticket all in one! - BaseballMickey_CM  7599.7 #11 12:57PM
I've heard some other cool things about this that Disney will be using for the future very similar to how they use the Glow with the show ears. Word is this bracelet will have info like if your celebrating a birthday and or some other event and characters on attractions would be able to get this info via the RFID and personalize your experience - Dave  13497.5 #2 1:18PM
they already have RFID on almost all of our CM costumes - BaseballMickey_CM  7599.7 #11 1:22PM
I went to the parks for my birthday. The computer told the CM at the main gate that it was my birthday. Thought it was kinda nice. - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 1:23PM
Now that's cool! - cesium55  531.8 #390 1:25PM
What does the RFID in the costumes do? - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 5:06PM
@mrsmears it lets Disney know what costumes we have checked out, or returned - ninodj  198.2 #2012 5:20PM
That'll make for some interesting tan lines for people at the parks regularly πŸ˜‚ Really though, I can't WAIT til this technology makes its way to DL! - SPandEvLover  4531.8 #29 2:40PM
It's only a matter of time before DL begins using biometrics when using your pass/ticket for entry. - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.8 #62 7:45PM
yea, its a good thing, some people just have a hard time embracing technology and are always looking for conspiracy theories of why this is bad and how Disney will some how harm them - Dave   13497.5 #2 10:11PM
How many attraction points did you get today? - chris.  2511.4 #57 12:46PM
It certainly is fancy. I hope somehow it can help to cut down on the numbers of ticket sharers and that it comes to DLR. - Linzee  1188.6 #146 12:55PM
Wow! Amazing with where we are headed. I didn't quite understand the last part but times are a changing. Thank you! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1569.2 #106 12:59PM
It already has my name on it too! Kinda scary. - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 1:07PM
Idk if I like this? - CuriousAsAlice7  165.2 #2493 1:08PM
I have always thought they should have this technology on cruise ships. - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 1:16PM
I wonder how they do it to get rid of your info if its disposable...maybe a time limit on the band? seems pretty cool so far. - PrinceTeaJack  934.6 #198 1:18PM
They'll be able to keep track of how often you ride each ride and which rides are "seen it already" rides. It probably will help make DL even more awesome, if that's possible. - iwantdisney  275.1 #1111 2:17PM
I wonder how they will do them for AP's...do you keep the same bracelet all year? Or do you have to get a new one every time you go? Should be interesting to see how it works out. - PoppinsWoo  329.7 #751 2:23PM
dont think they will, pretty sure its going to start out just for Resort guests - Dave   13497.5 #2 2:51PM
I see... Well it does seem a lot easier than carrying around a ticket. Seems like it would completely take care of the ticket sharing issues. - PoppinsWoo  329.7 #751 4:34PM
I just heard two guest asking for entrance tickets last night as I was leaving, I had to shake my head and keep walking πŸ˜’ - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 4:50PM
How do people ticket share if they need a hand stamp to get back in? - Hidden-mickey  16.4 #8176 5:00PM
@MarshaMouse I don't like seeing dishonest people. Its so frustrating! We can only hope that this resolves that. - PoppinsWoo  329.7 #751 5:22PM
Ticket sharing? Hopefully this gets rid of that practice and scams that have been occurring at the parks - Dave   13497.5 #2 8:06PM
I just recently took an extended survey that the Disney company sent me and it had all sorts of possible information and scenarios about this band. One option they talked about was preloading fast passes onto the band at home then you would just hold the band to the sensor to use the pass. Seems neat, I like the concept of not needing to carry anything because the band is both the pass and a form or payment, similar to a key to the world card. - DisneyGirlAtHeart  322.8 #791 2:31PM
I like a hate this idea, it means a lot of planning ahead. I sometimes go to the park without advanced notice. And how will this work for ap? I don't want to wear this thing 24/7 - Pixarprincess  544.4 #376 5:48PM
I'm ok with Disney being my "Big Brother"! - ShariRenee  8577.7 #9 5:06PM
This sounds interesting, definitely interested in seeing what it can do. It would be cool to see not only your park visits but how many times you ride each attraction, your average wait times, trend in visits, etc. - Oinker34  1448.8 #116 6:43PM
I foresee so many problems with this thing. But I'm hopeful that it'll work out! - Nyghtngale  572.3 #355 6:50PM
To the Next Gen🍸 - MeridasHair  346.5 #687 7:05PM
For all of you not liking RFID chips they are already in a ton of things since they can be as thin as a piece of paper. And a very tiny circle. - MeridasHair  346.5 #687 10:06PM
A professor I once had said they (manufacturers) put these in our shoes. - aidensmama  340.3 #704 11:16PM
Awesome, love the idea and the personalized experiences that are possible! Also much more efficient. - Normstar  97.6 #3631 11:33PM
I posted this on the 7th and there were a whopping 8 comments haha...please use the search feature, sir. ;) - Art2D2  211.9 #1849 12:41AM
There was nothing but a link in your post. Hard to search. - Viktorius  137.2 #2931 12:54AM
I am pretty sure the OP knows how to use the search. ;) - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 12:59AM
ughhhhhh yeah dave! learn how to use the search feature! come on, man! - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 1:01AM
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HAHHHAHAHAHAHAHA, just looked and noticed how descriptive your post was - Dave   13497.5 #2 10:53AM
I know this is from last year, but I was searching for "wireless" & this came up. Never seen this before as I have only been on mw since February. This is super cool - I just wonder how buggy it will be at first. Dave have you heard anything more about this? - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1247.8 #136 10:49AM

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