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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Double0Kevin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:30 pm

Back to MK, question about Fantasyland's previews starting on Nov 19. Are the previews just them saying it's soft opening, or is that more of an AP preview? I'll be going for my first time the week after Thanksgiving, so I'm just curious if I'll get a chance to try it out.

I did a search to see if this was already discussed but best I could find was "General Preview" which I'm guessing means anyone, but thought someone might know for sure.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Aaronupsidasium » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:49 pm

I think that video was the lunch/counter service (hopefully). Still not crazy about Wawa screens and still hate RFID.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:15 am

Yeah, that was the counter service. So, not sure why you were expecting a "magical, immersive fine dining restaurant". Looks like they just added a little of the RFID technology to try and smooth out the efficiency of getting customers their food. Time will tell if it is successful at doing that or not.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ahecht » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:59 am

Aaronupsidasium wrote:Anybody find this video both disappointing and unsettling?

I mean i was expecting a magical, immersive fine dining restaurant and the first thing we are greeted with are the same touch screens I use to order subs at Wawa and Royal Farms?

Aaron "I hate RFID" McMahon


No, I don't find it unsettling or disappointing. As others have said, this is the lunch quick-service mode. The touch screens are well themed, and the RFID "Magic Rose" is something I haven't seen anywhere else. I also don't understand why the fact that WaWa uses touch screens automatically dismisses them. Would you prefer they use the same menu boards and ordinary cash registers that you use to order a burger at McDonalds, or the same laminated menus you use to order at Fuddruckers?

And why the RDIF hate? Being able to just place your "rose" on the table and having your food "magically" show up is something you can't find at any other quick-service restaurant (yes, it's just a fancier version of the sign with a number on it that many places use, but I'm sure you would've complained if they used the same sign-with-a-number-on-it as Hardee's).
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:01 am

As long as the food's good, I don't care how I order it.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Wes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:50 am

If you hate RFID, it's probably best to stay away from WDW for the rest of your life.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:41 am

^Perhaps he just needs a bigger tinfoil hat to protect himself.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:04 pm

I really want to know why anyone would "hate" RFID. Is it because Walt never used it?

Seriously, what is there to complain about here? Touch screens are amazing, you can make sure your order is right and you don't have to speak to anyone. And then your food gets delivered to you? Yes, this is just horrible. Prisoners are now laughing at the horrid conditions guests at this restaurant must withstand.

I would say I'm shocked at what people complain about, but then it's a Disney park, so I should just more or less expect complaining...

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:22 pm

Yeah, that was a really bizarre reaction. It is not like it is some sort of brain-washing device... Or is it???
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:26 pm

I believe RFID is now referred to as "the force."
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