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[16 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Disney Gets Geeky: Disney’s NextGen Technology, iPad/iPhone Apps, RFID Cards and Readers, and Magic Bands, Oh My!

Editor’s Note: Today, contributing writer Cari Keebaugh is offering a great look into some fun new technology coming to Disney Parks.  Take it away, Cari!
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For those of you who don’t speak techno-jargon, the above string of zeros and ones is binary code for the word HELLO. Technology has advanced beyond binary, of course, and Disney has most certainly been keeping up with the technological times.
First, everyone has been hearing a lot lately about NextGen technology. Disney has already begun implementing several NextGen features, such as mobile apps that keep guests …

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[25 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Launches ‘Cricket Fever’  Multiplatform Game

Disney has launched a new cricket game that allows players to challenge their friends and families without the need for having a device that operates on the same platform.
DisneyUTV’s Cricket Fever Challenge is available on the iOS and Android systems, as well as online through Facebook. The multiplatform, multiplayer game allows players from all over the world to compete against each other and obtain high scores. The higher the score, the further a player will move up the leader board. Additionally, new skill levels are unlocked as players progress through …

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[15 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Former Disney Consumer Products Chairman Joins Outfit7

Outfit7, the company behind Talking Friends, recently appointed former Disney Consumer Products chairman Andy Mooney to its advisory board.
Mooney’s accomplishments include reinventing the Disney stores, as well as creating new franchises and growing Disney’s publishing side to become the leader in children’s publishing.
Outfit7’s Talking Friends apps have amassed more than 300 million downloads, and Mooney’s role will be to help grow the company even more. Says Mooney:
I have been very impressed with the global reach and appeal of the Talking Friends characters. Outfit7 has cracked two of the toughest challenges …

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[8 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World iPhone App Helps Guests Get the Most from Their Visit

An iPhone app from TimeStream Software allows you to have the Walt Disney World Resort literally in the palm of your hand. Dubbed Disney World Pro, this app has recently been updated for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and allows guests to make the most of their visit to the park.
In addition to over 500 images of the park, Disney World Pro features park hours, parade and event descriptions, wait times, Walt Disney World restaurants, attractions and tips, complete park maps, hotel descriptions and important phone numbers. In addition …