Cruising around the net and I saw some pictures of the new RFID entry-ways at WDW (the turnstiles for entry are gone!).
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Gotta say Iím very impressed, theyíve got a whole freakiní row of the Mickey poles on either side, a cast member behind four Mickey poles, so they can admit guests in parallel, instead of one at a time. It seems to me that this will greatly increase efficiency, and drastically cut the wait time to get into the park, which can be a pain.
If a single guest, on average, saves 7 minutes before entering the park, thatís an extra 2 million hours of park time, some of that will be spent buying stuff. Then thereís the intangibles with regards to less aggravation for guests, especially those super long lines in the morning.
It could revolutionize the Fast Pass system as you could use a display inside Disneyland to make a FastPass reservation in DCA.
Iím thinking itís only a matter of time before it comes to DLR. Disney is going to make a fortune off of just this, IMHO, and they donít have to repair those card reader machines and turnstiles anymore. Guess its good that they filmed Saving Mr. Banks at Disneyland when there still was turnstiles!