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A brief correction from the Progress City Department of Humble Mea Culpas…

You might recall in all the discussion of the NextGen technology initiative that’s underway at Disney, there was some talk of how this would be implemented. Some suggested that RFID chips would be embedded into guests’ tickets or room keys, while others thought [...]

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 [...]

Fantasyland 2.0

One of your theme parks requires a critical upgrade. Installation may require rebooting. Proceed (Y/N)?

On again, off again, on again? The saga of the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland renovation continues with a new rumor from an unexpected source – Al Lutz.

The MiceAge impresario has made a name for himself over the last decade by [...]