WE are back from our huge trip to Florida and I promise many posts to come.
As I was going through pictures I came across
three pictures I took at the Contemporary Hotel. I just want to make a quick comment
about them. We had gone down to Disney World and stayed at the Pop Century. We were
hoping to see if they were using the new magicbands there, unfortunately they were not
so we went to the parks normally. We used our tickets for the RFID entry so that was
kind of cool. However, when we were at the Contemporary on our MK park break, we stopped at the store in the concourse. I noticed that they already had T-shirts out for the Magicbands. We heard stories about how they would have decorations for the magic bands like they do for crocs. What did they call those, Niblets? Giblets? Jiblets?...whatever. What caught our eye was that they had these
three T-shirts which I have pictured here.
The first thought that came to mind was, "Wow, just a little odd to be promoting a new technology in such a way. And, their not even available at every hotel yet." Of course the second though was, "it's disney so this new Tech must be tested out the butt and from what we saw last week, this is going to be your new identity when at WDW so let's make friends through merchandising." In addition to the stuff we've been hearing about charges and park entry with the band, we discovered that you will now be storing your Test Track car and I assume anything else you can customize and save like Sum of All Thrills and anything else they come out with. I'm basing this on being able to store those things on Quinn's Room Card and my Annual Pass on this trip. We also saw many Scanning stations set up at various rides. Very scene appropriatly camouflaged of course. I think this one was Tower of Terror.
Back at the Contemporary, they also had different covers for the
magicbands. For example, you could make your band look like Minnie mouse polkadots or Mickey Mouse
colors. I can't wait to see what else comes out about with the Magic Bands