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Meanwhile In Waterford, Oklahoma…

…at Southwestern Oklahoma State University:

Mr. Brad Fitzgerald, Instructor, Department of Industrial & Engineering Technology, received $13,607 from The Disney Corporation for SWOSU/Disney RFID Project Phase II – FY09 to support real time learning experiences for SWOSU students, encompassing quality control, manufacturing operations, statistical analysis, and marketing.

Now I wonder what interest the Disney company [...]

MacPhee, RFID, And Thee

The hits keep on rollin’ today as Disney announced that Jim MacPhee, former Vice President responsible for EPCOT, has been promoted to Vice President, Next Generation Experience and Walt Disney World Parks. This makes MacPhee the head of operations at Walt Disney World, reporting to resort president Meg Crofton and presiding over the vice presidents [...]

What Is Happening In Florida?

Aside from the brief distraction of Comic-Con last week, the entirety of discussion in the online Disney community recently seems to have centered around the “leaked” blueprint that supposedly shows an upcoming expansion for Florida’s Fantasyland. With no comment from Disney, except a possibly telling statement from Imagineering that they have nothing new to [...]

Have We Found Our X-Band?

Robin Barber, Vice President of RFID wristband manufacturer Precision Dynamics, displays wristbands that the company has produced for various theme parks (Los Angeles Times)

Hoping for more information to emerge about the rumored NextGen / Personal Experience Portal project, I was fascinated to see an article in the Los Angeles Times today about Precision Dynamics [...]

Personal Experience Portal?

An important addendum to the below article about the rumors surrounding the remodeling of Florida’s Fantasyland and Imagineering’s new technology initiative.

I have further reason to believe that WDI is indeed working on something involving the “NextGen” (or “NGE”) technology called the “Personal Experience Portal.” I don’t have any information on what the portal, or [...]