Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:31 pm

As long as it's faster and easier, I'm all for it. I like that they seat you even though it's somewhat of a quick service restaurant during lunch. It reminds me of Tokyo Disneyland Resort style quick service restaurants. It's so much better because you don't have a bunch of terrible humans taking all the tables to just sit down and rest, leaving no tables available for those who are actually eating. I do like touch screens, but there are few things more frustrating than idiots who have no clue how they work and cannot decide what they want. Hopefully they will have a 'frequent user' line! Also, I would love to see it linked to the smartphone app so you could just order it outside, and have it all ready when you walk in!
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:00 pm

RFID/NFC technology is great. Really simplifies everything. It's definitely the future of all hotels/restaurants/payment/etc. Great move by Disney being at the forefront of the movement in the theme park industry!
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Postby SharkTums » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:37 pm

It's funny, I already feel spoiled by RFID Room Keys and at hotels where I still have to stick a card in a slot it's annoying!

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Double0Kevin » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:45 pm

The Clipper Card (commuter card) here in the Bay Area is RFID and works for almost every public transit service in the area. It is way more convenient, i don't even have to pull my card out of my wallet, just tap and go. I get pretty annoyed when I have to wait for someone to stick the paper ticket in the turnstile getting in and out of BART, it's so much quicker with the RFID (especially when you are running to catch a train or late getting to work).

I'm probably going to eat at the restaurant just so I can use the rose thing. Seems pretty cool to me. Also, I haven't followed the rest of the RFID stuff going on at WDW lately. Are they intending to use it for Fastpass?
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:46 pm

^They are. There are some test RFID Fastpass machines setup at some locations but I've never seen it used yet. There is a ton of awesome stuff coming over the next few years. Really excited for it all.

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Postby gisco » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:48 pm

^I'm with you, I would eat at the restaurant just to use the rose.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby KevinPage » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:24 pm

Does anyone know if New Fantasyland will be open for people who did not get in on the Passholder Preview registration?

We are annual passholders and going to the park tomorrow and just want to know what to expect. I can't imagine there being THAT many AP's to warrant them closing it out to the GP for the entire day (especially now since they have lots of dates) but what do I know.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:36 pm

^ From what I understand it has NOT opened for "general" soft openings yet.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby KevinPage » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:38 pm

Thanks. We didn't bother to sign up as I was able to check it out during the unannounced openings they were running last month. But now we are going as a family tomorrow and it dawned on me "oops might be busy or closed for those that didn't sign up". Gotta prep the little one just in case :mickey:

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:01 pm

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/11/starbucks-locations-at-magic-kingdom-park-epcot-set-to-open-next-year/

As we announced earlier this year, six Starbucks locations are planned at Disney Parks in Florida and California. In June, the first Starbucks location opened at Disney California Adventure park in the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café and is already a guest favorite.

Today, we’re excited to share that the first two Walt Disney World Resort locations will open next year, one at Magic Kingdom Park and one at Epcot.

At Magic Kingdom Park, Main Street Bakery will close for refurbishment in January 2013 and reopen as a Starbucks location in early summer. At Epcot, Fountain View will close in March 2013 and reopen as a Starbucks location in midsummer.

Both locations will be designed to fit the theme of their surroundings. At Magic Kingdom Park, for example, cast members will wear a costume consistent with the early 20th century look and feel of Main Street, U.S.A. At Future World in Epcot, the new Starbucks location and cast member costumes will be designed to match the park’s futuristic theme.

The Starbucks locations at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot will both offer the full complement of Starbucks® signature beverages, artisan breakfast sandwiches and a wide selection of baked goods, including muffins, scones and specialty treats.

More Starbucks locations are coming to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland park soon. We’ll be sure to keep you posted!
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