This year, Disney World has adorned the classic amusement formula (buy tickets, ride rides) with a new, high-concept accessory: MagicBands. Embedded with sensors and linked to guests’ personal information, this bracelet works like a wearable magic wand as visitors roam Walt Disney World Florida’s four theme parks and two water parks.
Wave it over sensors and it grants front-gate admittance, makes cashless purchases, opens locked hotel-room doors, and validates up to three reservations a day for the shorter FastPass+ lines at major attractions. You can also change plans on the fly using an app, My Disney Experience.
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