Disneyland begins testing a new Fastpass type system on Space Mountain

Red means no go for this Fastpass to get onto Space Mountain at Disneyland. The bar code reader checks to see if a Fastpass is valid for the time. The reader is similar to the ones used in the Magic Band program at Walt Disney World. Disney officials said they were testing the system to see if they were efficient. //// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Disneyland Resort was testing bar code readers for fast passes at Space Mountain. The readers appear to be similar to the ones used in the Magic Band program at Walt Disney World. -  disney.fpreader - Date of photo: 10/20/15 - PHOTO BY MARK EADES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Disneyland recently installed two bar-code readers at their Space Mountain attraction testing out a new system, which could be setting up for a new ticketing system, similar to Walt Disney World’s Magicband and MyMagic+ system.

The new machines require guests to scan a bar-code before the guests enter the attraction.  Disneyland still currently uses the old paper Fastpasses that used to be at Walt Disney World, only to be replaced with the new MyMagic+ system.

Is this a sign of things to come?  Tom Staggs, Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company, has mentioned that MyMagic+ is coming to other Disney resort around the world, but no specific time frame was given.

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