Disney attacks Disney hacks


In my 2015 post “Hacking Walt Disney World,” I passed along a number of Disney tricks that had been shared with me.  Among those tricks was a way to get extra magic bands so that you can get more than your fair share of FastPasses (for avoiding long lines).

Photo taken in 2003 (long before magic bands).  From left to right: Tigger, Greg’s son, Greg (well before becoming the Frequent Miler)

Now, WDW News Today reports that, as of June 7th, Disney is automatically locking accounts that attempt to cheat the FastPass System.  They report the following details:

…any guest who uses a FastPass under tickets not used for that day’s theme park admission will have their associated MyDisneyExperience account and the ability to book any further FastPasses locked at the end of that day. The system will apparently run through all accounts to find any culprits overnight, and then lock the account should it find a FastPass was booked illegitimately. Guests with these infractions will have to visit guest relations in order to unlock their accounts. Guest relations will only unlock the accounts if the act was deemed to not be malicious.

I recently visited Epcot to celebrate a family member’s birthday and I did make use of some of the great tips in our “Hacking Walt Disney World” post, but I stopped short of getting extra bands.  While in some sense, all of the hacks may be ethically wrong, that one felt more so.  Apparently someone at Disney agreed.

Hat Tip: AJ

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