Disney Files Patent for Wireless FastPasses


(News | Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office)

A patent filed on August 30, 2007 indicates that Disney is creating an electronic FastPass system that would integrate with a user’s mobile device using Short Messaging Service (SMS/text messaging). The message would also have promotional information about the attraction. Guests would then take their mobile device to use it as entry into the FastPass queue leaving out the paper tickets. Additionally, the system could be used to offer coupons to merchandise at the attraction, food discounts, additional FastPasses, and event schedules.

An additional entry in the patent discusses about allowing guests to use their television and remote in their hotel room to get a FastPass prior to their visit to a park.

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