Breaking News – Disney in hot water with Congress over My Magic+


Looks like Disney is hot water over their all new My Magic+ system they are rolling out this spring. The goal of MyMagic+ is to make it easier for Guests to create the Disney experience you’ve been dreaming of-from securing a visit to your favorite attraction in advance… to a digital guide that simplifies how they move through the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and Theme Parks… to the touch of a Magic Band that seamlessly connects all your plans-allowing you to enjoy each moment like never before.

Click here to learn more about what Disney’s My Magic+ is.

According to a letter written to Bob Iger, Congress is worried about the ramifications of obtaining all that information about its guests, including children. They also ask Disney many questions that needs answering, like what Disney plans on doing with all the information obtained from guests.

To read over this letter click here [ Letter — Disney — 1-24-13]

What do you think? Does Congress have valid concerns? Or should they butt out of a private business affairs? We want to hear what you think in the comment box below.

Breaking News - Disney in hot water with Congress over My Magic+
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10 thoughts on “Breaking News – Disney in hot water with Congress over My Magic+

  1. Par for the course for this, the “most transparent administration EVER.” Why oh why do they think they need to police Disney instead of allowing US–the PARENTS–decide if we want to use MyMagic+ for our kids? And what is this poop about it storing our credit card information? I don’t believe it does–but it does allow things to be charged to our rooms JUST EXACTLY THE SAME WAY OUR CARDS DO NOW. I’m LOVING the wristband, because it means that they won’t be lost as easily. Plus, it’s a unique souvenir that we’ll be able to take home with us and potentially bring back and reuse over and over again. But back to my question: why do they think they need to police Disney instead of letting us parents decide if we want to use this or not? Oh. Yeah. I forgot. I’m just a parent, and I have NO CLUE how to raise my children. I need the government to do it for me. (said no real parent EVER!)

  2. Doesn’t congress have bigger problems they should be working on like the national debt that they can’t seem to agree on? Why are they spending time worrying about what Disney does?

  3. Well…right off, I’m thinking, they’re the pot calling the kettle black. Second, aside from this the Magic band kind of makes me worry and wonder if I’ll ever get to ride anything anymore if everyone’s making pre registration reservations to ride a ride…I understand organization, but this is nutso. No offense, but this is like catering to the spreadsheet makers… I don’t WANT to reserve a spot on every ride I want to ride in a day..that’s TOO much planning. When do you get to relax and enjoy the park? Do you have to schedule that too?

  4. Personally, I’ve not been a fan of anything I’ve read about My Magic +. I just think ride reservations are a little much for me.

  5. how is this any different from the exact same info they already have on us anyway other than it tells what rides we DEFINITELY RODE instead of just guessing who rode which ones? I could care less if Disney knows the Jackson family rode Small World 18 times and got a fast pass to meet Rapunzel every day we were there. I similarly don’t care if they know what we order at our meal. I do, however, care that this current administration is bent on changing the very fabric of our nation. People who live in glass houses (or DC) shouldn’t throw stones at the castle.

  6. Congress just wants to get in on the information so they can add it to their database.
    Private companies keep information on their customers – look at the card you use at your grocery store – or your bank having information on every purchase you make with your bank card. Congress does not have that authority, unless they come up with a bill that gets signed into law – until that happens – Disney is NOT breaking any law.

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