Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 23, 2017
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While Disney wants to make cash passé in 2013, they also want to make it way easier for visitors to spend more money. Their new MyMagic+ wristbands will do both. Starting this spring, their Orlando theme park will roll out a new digital reservation system with wristbands that’ll store info like your name and credit card number so park-goers can swipe the bands at sensors to enter parks, and buy drinks, food and souvenirs like, say, the $15 Mickey ears your kid has been eyeing. The digital “wallet” will also include your hotel room key and any dinner reservations and FastPast vouchers that you purchased in advance. Visitors won’t be forced to use the system; people who do can control what they share via an app or website (free Wi-Fi has been installed at the park, too). So if, for instance, you don’t want Prince Charming greeting your daughter by name and knowing her birthday, limit what you upload. The MyMagic+ bands will be free to Disney hotel guests; visitors who stay off-site will get an access card instead. The My Disney Experience website is at disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan. [CC]

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