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    Default MagicBand Touch Pads Reportedly Being Removed from Resort Pools

    According to sources, Walt Disney World resorts are in the process of removing MagicBand touch pads from pool entry points.



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    I am glad Disney is making this change. We witnessed an emergency here at Aulani two days ago and the emergency vehicles accessed a side gate entrance near the adult pool where they could drive in and park and EMS workers were at the pool where a small child needed treatment and back to the ambulance within minutes with child on a gurney and mom walking along side. Poor kid seemed to be in pain. Giving EMS access to a pool immediately could be the difference between life and death.
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    Default Re: MagicBand Touch Pads Reportedly Being Removed from Resort Pools

    So are they going to 'stop checking' completely on who is pool eligible or are they going to start a new system?

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    At Aulani there aren't any gates or fences around the pool area. If you are in the pool area and aren't just walking through, you need to have the wristband of the day on your wrist. You also need that wristband to get towels. It's nice that you can cut across and not have to walk around the pool area to get from one side of the resort to the other. We do know that they do watch for wristbands because we have been sitting on a lounge talking with our grown up kids without a wristband to discuss the plans for the day and have been approached because we didn't have a wrist band. Granted we were hanging out there for more than just a few minutes. But, the point is that they do watch. We really like the system that they have.
    As Denlo related, locked gates unless you have the right room key or magic band can possibly make a difference between life death situations. Where as unlocked gates give immediate access in emergency situations.
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    This means they are going to switch to wristband system used at both Aulani and Grand Californian. If you are not familiar, every day they give out a different color wristband. Every day you must present your room key card to front desk or pool kiosk person to have them fasten a band around your wrist. When I was there last month, GC pool did not actively look for the bands, they only made you present room key and placed one on your wrist if you went up to get a towel or water. They said everybody should have one, but nobody was checking people as they came into the gate. Unlike Aulani, a room key was required to unlock the gate into the pool area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dusten View Post
    This means they are going to switch to wristband system used at both Aulani and Grand Californian. If you are not familiar, every day they give out a different color wristband. Every day you must present your room key card to front desk or pool kiosk person to have them fasten a band around your wrist. When I was there last month, GC pool did not actively look for the bands, they only made you present room key and placed one on your wrist if you went up to get a towel or water. They said everybody should have one, but nobody was checking people as they came into the gate. Unlike Aulani, a room key was required to unlock the gate into the pool area.
    They've been doing this at SAB for years. Biggest issue is the manpower required to man all the gates.

    Years ago the local Orlando population was using WDW Resort pools as if they were their personal backyard pool - with SAB by far the most popular. They knew how to game the system & they knew Disney would never confront them. Instead of actively pursuing these trespassers, up went the fence and out came the wrist bands.

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    Gate at the beach house pool at HHI hasn't been locked for years. Most guests dont know and continue to tap their room keey until they here the lock click.

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    My wife and I are coming to a close on a split stay at Boardwalk and Old Key West. Right before leaving the Boardwalk on one of our pool days, 5 guys who weren’t staying at Boardwalk sat right behind us getting drunk as they were waiting to get the bus for their flight. They were there for about 2.5 hours. The Aulani bands would have been great at that point.
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