Digital Ticket Bracelets May be Mickey Mouse's Newest Invention
It’s already well known that it costs an arm and a leg to get into the best of the country’s theme parks, and that’s especially the case if you’re headed to a spot with "Disney" in the name. Don’t worry—at least as far as we know—tickets aren’t going up in price in the immediate future. However, it does look like your ticket might be transforming itself into something a little bit more than a piece of paper or plastic.
Nothing has been announced as of yet, but something tentatively known as the "Magic Band" was kind of called out right on the website of the Federal Communications Commission. Without an official announcement it’s all speculation, but it looks like this "Magic Band" is some kind of wireless bracelet that would digitally hold your admission and ticket information. Basically you’d exchange your credit card digits for a Magic Band that would let you access the park, and maybe even charge a mickey ice cream bar right to your linked card. Again, we’re just guessing here.
The bracelets, wristbands, or whatever you want to call them look like they can be customized with your name, and of course they’ll be sporting some snazzy mickey ears. We’re kind of hopeful that they’ll be able to beam down ride reservations—like a new version of their Fastpass system—and other little theme park tidbits right to our wrists.
As of now it looks like Mickey and his friends are keeping their lips zipped when it comes to this new ticket system, but we’ll let you know when (and if) the Magic Band is released into the wild.