During a recent interview, Disney’s Tom Staggs shared some words on the My Magic+ system. Having been around for some time now, the MyMagic+ system alongside MagicBands have helped numerous park goers at the Walt Disney World Resort with their vacations.
The MyMagic+ system encompasses the use of wristbands that will allow guests to pay for items, open hotel room doors, get FastPasses and so much more, all through their MagicBand.
The program itself cost over $1 billion and is still advancing. In a post by Reuters, the system might one day be used for more than just Disney Parks. We have seen how a similar system such as the Apple Watch can somewhat do the same things.
In an interview on Thursday Tom Staggs said, “The folks who are saying the MyMagic+ experience is excellent is the vast, vast majority of folks who are using it, and that, we know, is good for our business.” With Disney Parks bringing in an all time high of income, those that do visit are expecting more and more. The article goes on to say that just in the past few months the operating income has increased by 22 percent and is reeling in $1.4 billion.
As for the future of MyMagic+, he would like for it to expand. “We will bring variations on MyMagic+ to our parks and other businesses around the world,” Staggs said.
With the use in other parks such as the Disneyland Resort and more, only time will tell if park goers will accept this new wave of technology. There was no further word provided on a timeline of the apparent expansion.
What are your thoughts on a similar version of MyMagic+ heading to other Disney Parks?