Do you remember the recent MyMagic+/FastPass+ downtime experienced all around the Walt Disney World Resort and the incredible mess it brought with it? Well, it looks like Disney learned a lesson from that event. In fact, attractions areas are now receiving mobile redemption devices to use when fixed Disney Access Portals (touch points) are experiencing a downtime. These devices will be available for use at each Walt Disney World theme park (when needed) starting August 26.
The same devices are currently already being used for FastPass + viewing locations (for firework shows, parades, and so on), and consist of an iPod Touch encased within at sled with a touch point.
The parks will start using these devices on different dates, starting from August 2014, as stated before:
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Aug. 26
- Disney's Hollywood Studios: Sept. 2
- Epcot: Sept. 5
- Magic Kingdom: Sept. 9
We'll see if using these new mobile touch points will help in case another MyMagic+ outage should happen.