THOUSANDS of people flock to Disney theme parks every day.
But there’s a clever way to prevent crowds from gathering – although it may make some visitors uncomfortable.
Visitors to Disney theme parks can wear wristbands, known as magic bracelets, which are used to enter the park, make hotel room keys, and pay at shops and restaurants.
According to a Disney super fan called The MousLES on TikTok, each magic bracelet contains a chip so when the bracelet is placed on a touch point, such as a hotel room door, it will be read and will open.
Disney has placed sensors throughout the park to pick up on the number of magic bands in the vicinity, including ride lines, so employees can see exactly how busy the areas are.
That means employees can monitor where crowds are building and try to disperse them.
Until last year, magic bands were free for all Disney resort guests, but now they cost between £15 and £43, so if people don’t opt to buy them, watching the crowds east will not be accurate.
Tiktok users @themouselet shared a video explaining the different ways Disney prevents crowds from forming.
“This is the coolest thing Disney can do with your magic band – they can really do crowd control,” she said.
“Disney always knows where you are because your magic band has a tracker.
“So when a big crowd starts to form, Disney can get ahead of it.
“They actually have a whole team dedicated to crowd control.
“When a large crowd builds up, they’ll solve the problem as quickly as possible by adding characters, opening up more space in the restaurant, and adjusting ride times and queues.”
The video has been viewed 363,000 times, with viewers confirming that the bands contain no trackers, only sensors.
A former member of the cast commented: “They don’t have trackers… there are sensors in the queue that read the magic bands as you go through them.
“It helps manage wait times.”
Another wrote: “Not really, it’s not a tracker. It has a chip that can read it if you’re in the general area of a reader.”
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