Disney theme parks could replace lines and cash with a new bracelet

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Monday, January 07, 2013

WESH: Walk Disney World hopes the new MyMagic+ bracelet will change the way guests experience the park by holding credit card information and attraction preferences.

"Like most people who visit Walt Disney World Resort, my family and I have our “must-do” attractions, and as the father of three boys, those attractions often end with the word 'mountain.' Now, rather than dashing as a group, or even splitting up to gather FastPasses, imagine booking guaranteed ride times for your favorite shows and attractions even before setting foot in the park," Disney theme park chairman Tom Staggs said in a blog posting.

The device will keep track of itinerary, alert guests when their favorite rides are ready, without standing in line, and allow them to pay for Mouse Ears and other merchandise without their wallets. The band keeps credit card information using NextGen technology.

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