Responsibility for MyMagic+ Turned Over to Disney World President George A. Kalogridis

As the full launch of the MyMagic+ project nears, the Walt Disney Company has turned over responsibility of the project to Disney World President George A. Kalogridis.

Kalogridis will have day-to-day oversight on the project and will be in charge of implementing it. Up until this move the project had been led since 2009 by Nick Franklin, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' executive vice president for next generation experience.

MyMagic+ uses bracelets called MagicBands that function as guests' theme park tickets, hotel room keys, and credit cards. There is also a new reservation system attached to the MagicBands that allows park and resort guests to book dining reservations, attraction FastPasses, and show times prior to their arrival at Walt Disney World.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, this move comes as Disney is bringing employees who had been working on MyMagic+ back into broader operations. For example, Franklin will now be working on more uses for MyMagic+ technology, including adapting it for use at Disney parks around the world.

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Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 18:45:

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I'm excited to see how they implement this in other Disney locations. I read earlier this week that they have already switched to this type of band and technology on DCL at the kids clubs.

Sam Moore wrote on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 01:23:

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We used it this summer as a part of the testing. All of our party absolutely loved it. It is so nice to be able to set up your fast passes even before you start your vacation. Not having to fumble around digging out tickets, FPs etc through the day is super.

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