The Newly Redesigned Magic Bands are here, The Magic Bands 2 will give you the option to remove the middle mickey head Puck and mix match the color strap of your choice. Disney has also given the option of adding them on as keychains for those who wouldn't like having them on their wrist. It looks like the color graphics limited edition straps are here to stay, couple months back it was rumored that would be going away but it looks like Disney stuck with the same idea. I'll give it a couple months after it's release to the public and i see more features and limited edition keychains being added for guest to purchase.
By now mostly everyone has found out Walt Disney World is quietly testing out what could be soon our next generation magic bands, the question hold what will they do with our old ones in which took Disney $2 Billion dollars to make, Walt Disney for this quarter of its fiscal year had about a 4% guest drop. In which could be one of the reasons why they are working on a next level park entry technology, Disney lost so much money, This year that they had to do a lot of budget cut changes around its theme parks. For one they let go about 1,500 employees i believe in Disney Springs, just a couple weeks ago, they also let go a large group of imagineers, but that is known to happen once they finish with a project it's not guaranteed they will stay working for the Large company. Now Magic Bands could be a heavy hitter in which they might be losing a lot of money in. The above image as it shows a new form of a magic band similar to the size of a puck, From researching and finding out information about this next level band, Disney will give you the option to keep that puck round magic band inside of your pocket and it will still be in range of Disney's technology to read the chips information without losing signal their for giving the ability to get into the fast pass+ lines and etc. Second option will be quite similar from what i hear to the fitbit in which you can change the straps to the color of your choice, doesn't that sound less of a headache for Walt Disney World not having to send you a new magic band for each trip you take, you can just change the straps to the option of your choice and it goes from there. Below will be an example to what Disney is thinking of doing with this next gen park entry technology.
The company has been keeping this technology quite confidential, from the documents i've seen they first started testing these out a few months back May 17,2016. This Round Puck may not be the final production of it but let me tell you it has completely changed my outlook of it.
Last Week while a family was on vacation in Walt Disney World they suffered the most tragic event anyone on vacation could ever think of, While staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort one night they let their 2 year old son play by the shore unaware of the danger of what was in that lake, as the kid played along enjoying the water a 6 foot alligator came ashore and pulled him into the water, Alligators are attracted into splashing noises, so it was most likely the son was jumping along, and the gator might of been near by when it got alerted of something being in the water. Here's my side of the story as i've been going to Disney world for years now and also stay on site at their Disney Resorts, throughout the years i have seen many alligator sightings on both bay lakes and the seven seas lagoon,not to mention also inside Magic Kingdom. Living in Florida us Florida Residents know if their is water there is a gator. The Disney Company Claims this tragic event has never happened before, but I'll share some light on that, many years ago one similar event happened to a 8 year old at Fort Wilderness Campground. As he was feeding the ducks the alligator came out of the water and also tried pulling him in, screamed for help and his brother and sister were both able to fight off the gator from having him being taken into the lake. The Disney Company is aware of the wildlife danger these lakes hold yet from that first event that happened about 30 years ago, they just ignored it. Now back to our Recent tragic event which a family actually lost their son, Disney waited all these years until a death occurred to finally come out and say we will be putting up warnings signs along each Resort of the dangers that's around our guest surroundings.
When it comes to Snakes the only place you can think of seeing one is at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in their exhibits, Not really True Walt Disney World to remind everyone was back then built on Swamp Land, so Walt Disney had to work around these acres of Swamps he had purchased, Way before Animal Kingdom Park Existed Disney had their very own animal sanctuary right in the middle of Bay Lakes in which you can find near the Contemporary Resort, it was in a small island and this island was known as Discovery Island it, guest took a boat from one of the monorail resorts to get to that small island. Inside this small island Disney housed thousands of animals anywhere from poisonous snakes to endangered birds. Years after Disney Constructed Animal Kingdom and decided to close that island down and move all the animals to that new location/Park.From Disney relocating these animals half of these animals got released on property meaning at Discovery Island, ranged from water snakes to vultures. Now throughout the years Disney has seen increase of snakes being spotted in these Parks and Resorts. Back in 2012 i was staying at Pop Century, walking along the 80's section of the resort right in the middle of the walkway i seem to spot something curled up and turned and looked at my brother and said are you seeing what i am seeing, we walked a little closer, and behold it was a adult cottonmouth also known as a Water Mocassin, i immediately turned back around and alerted guest who were walking through that same route that there was a poisonous snake blocking from getting over. Guest have seen snakes all through the parks and Resorts yet Disney never did anything about them. Does anyone remember a recent incident about a boy who got bitten by a snake who fell from a tree at Animal Kingdom, Disney claimed it wasn't one of their snakes that got loose. Thankfully it wasn't a serious bite and the kid was okay.
Below I'll share some clips from guest encounters to these wildlife animals and footage of the old Discovery Island
Snake spotted inside Epcot's Giftshop
Snake spotted at Epcot
Alligator in Splash Mountain
twice the sighting of the alligator in splash mountain
Could Walt Disney World replace your favorite park characters with Robots who will act just as much as Humans...
While Technology is changing, The Disney Research Company has been working on projects that will one day see employee inside character costumes soon be replaced with state of the art Robots. This Technology/Robot, basically mirrors any interaction a Human does. It's type is called telepresence robot, it's remotely controlled by a nearby human. And this isn't the First time Disney has used such technology, anyone remember Push the talking trash can at Magic Kingdom, That would interact with Guest when they got near it? It was near Tomorrowland and a nearby cast member would be controlling the trash can.
Hey Folks, It's Me again, This time i got some information on the new Disney's After hour Event. Remember when Disney First announced it ? Well it Seem as the $149 dollar new experience event didn't do well for its first night. Magic Kingdom kept its Doors Open for Three More Additional hours, which some guest enjoyed less lines at select attractions, and complimentary Drinks and Ice Cream. One Media stated there were 1,000 people in attendance that night. Disney had later stated that night all tickets were sold not allowing anyone in, but here's the big turn around, DVC members were given free tickets to join in, which comes to my attention, Disney didn't do well in selling the Tickets the first night so they had to give them out a select group of DVC members. Would you pay $150 to have the park to yourself, after all i heard each select attraction that was open had zero wait times which were basically walk ins, and Character Meet and Greets were also at a zero wait time, as a person who stays on site in Disney Resorts i can say extra magic hours still has time when the park has zero wait times, so paying $150 for me wouldn't make sense when i could just stay in a Disney Resort and enjoy the same amount of additional hours at the park. This event isn't dead yet it has a couple more nights for Disney to get it right, One way we will find out if this event is working just wait on the news that Disney is cutting back on attractions to remain open for this event and that will tell you they are losing profit towards this new experience.
Hey everyone, seems like i was quite on a long Hiatus, Everyone by now should know Walt Disney World had a very popular event year after year after it first kick off February 2012. Well now this year i am hearing rumors of Disney going away with its yearly memorial day 24 hour kick off summer, and here are some possible ideas it might actually be true. To start off Disney has now announced to hard E-ticket events called Early Magic Hours and Disney After Hour, Now looking at the parks Calendar Early Magic Hours falls within that Friday Disney is suppose to have a 24 hour event. Other reason are the way the Disney Company has been doing budget cuts, and laying off cast members, which would lead if they do one they would totally be under staff and i highly doubt they can handle a big group like the previous years, it's one of my favorite event to go to i've been doing the up all night party since 2012 and to see it go would be a big disappointment. That's all i have for now, I will keep everyone posted as soon as i find out more news, if there was to be a 24 hour event Disney would've announced by now. Each year they always do it Early March so it's not looking good.
Happy Friday everyone, do i have some news to all who visit Walt Disney World, and lets say its not very good news.Looks Like Walt Disney World have been sending out surveys to guest to see how much would they pay to get into Walt Disney World, but don't we all pay a little too much now as it seems they increase ticket prices each year making it difficult for middle class families to even go. As seen from the Picture above Disney is coming up with a new method for purchasing tickets, don't know when they will actually release this information if this is true but lets say for those who have annual passes, this new methods your annual pass is pretty much not worth it anymore. What would Disney do for those who have annual passes ? so lets break this chart down.
Pretty much this new ticket method works the same way as a annual pass.
Every 90's Kids Dream especially for those who visit Walt Disney World During Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party, Walt Disney World Announced today that Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular will be replacing Villains Mix and Mingle this year, so how great is it that the Sanderson Sisters will be back to cast a spell on everyone at the Magic Kingdom during Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party...
Memorial Day weekend is here so what better way for Walt Disney World to Kick off the Summer with its 24 hour up all nighter event which goes on every year on both coast East and West, but this Year Disneyland had its 60th celebration with also debuting 3 new nighttime shows, and i have to say these shows blow Walt Disney World Orlando out of its way. Disneyland Debuted a nighttime Paint the night which is similar to Mainstreet Electrical Parade, lets just say Paint The Night is amazing and the soundtrack with it is just perfect. Now Magic Kingdom kicked off their summer with a Coolest Summer Ever with Olaf, Magic Kingdom had a dance party to keep all guest up till 6am in the Cinderella castle stage. How fun is it to stay awake at Disney for 24 hours you are on vacation so what is sleep anyways when visiting Disney World.....
Paint the Night nighttime Parade Disneyland
Here's the full parade Disneyland debuted, lets just say The Slinky Toy Story Float is my favorite.....
DisneyLand Forever Fireworks/MainStreet U.S.A Projection
Now This new Fireworks show is just WOW, the whole show is just incredible
New World Of Color Celebration
Disneyland started its Summer with 3 new Celebration which also included new shows in World OF Color
What a way to kick of the Summer in the West Coast for all the Disney Fanatic out there, the new Firework show has to be my favorite....
i leave you guys with one of my favorite Walt Quotes,No Matter My age i will always go to Walt Disney World because that's where the Magic Lives..........
Growing Old Is Mandatory,
It's well known that Disney is constructing Avatar-Land and to make this project come to life they have to make sure they perfect the characters, which is why now the imagineering team went ahead and recruited one of the best experts in advanced robotics, Walt Disney Imagineers recruited Martin Buehler
Martin Buehler is best known for one of his best advanced projects the Boston Dynamics Bigdog
Now how is that for next level Animatronics at Walt Disney World for years to come.