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Disneyland to change to an "online" Wristband system for Pin Trading

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  • Disneyland to change to an "online" Wristband system for Pin Trading

    From the most recent Cast Member Reference Guide.


    Effective immediately, the Disneyland Resort will introduce a new wristband distribution process for select pin releases on DisneyPins.com. This online process will promote a fair, equitable and enjoyable experience for Guests visiting the Disneyland Resort. The "Piece of Disney History II - Disneyland Railroad" will be the first pin to use the new process, and currently scheduled for release on Sunday, January 24th, at the Little Green Store Command inside Disneyland Park.
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    Re: Disneyland to change to an &quot;online&quot; Wristband system for Pin Trading

    I saw that. so what does this mean? get your wristband online, then go to the park to pick up your pin? Is this to reduce lines and crowding out? any idea?
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      Re: Disneyland to change to an &quot;online&quot; Wristband system for Pin Trading

      I presume go online and get a "number" to print out and bring to the park.

      A way to save money, as Disney no longer will have to buy wristbands and have a CM hand them out.

      I went to the DisneyPins.com website to find out more, and couldn't.... But I did notice a typo... they say the next DLR Pin Trading is 1/22/10 at the top, but in the body of the text, they say 2009.....
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        Re: Disneyland to change to an &quot;online&quot; Wristband system for Pin Trading

        so instead you get a slammed website no one can get to except in just a few seconds everything goes. Not too 'fair' IMO... Disney needs to adopt an opt-in lottery systems for this type of stuff with weighted memberships (people who miss get a higher weighting for the next event, etc).

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          Re: Disneyland to change to an &quot;online&quot; Wristband system for Pin Trading

          Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
          so instead you get a slammed website no one can get to except in just a few seconds everything goes. Not too 'fair' IMO... Disney needs to adopt an opt-in lottery systems for this type of stuff with weighted memberships (people who miss get a higher weighting for the next event, etc).
          I agree. As it is the pin events that were staffed were always handled badly, and by having read experiences for other online registration Disney events ... this won't go very well either.

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            Re: Disneyland to change to an &quot;online&quot; Wristband system for Pin Trading

            http://http://eventservices.disney.g...event?id=28460

            This listing is on Dec 14th also.

            I think the reasoning is that people line up at all hours in the morning for many of these pins, and the way to avoid people from bringing their family and friends, buying the max of each, and selling them on ebay.

            Here's a thread that might help explain what they are trying to avoid. Of course, not every pin is like this, and it is a test, but seems some change might be necessary.
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              Re: Disneyland to change to an &quot;online&quot; Wristband system for Pin Trading

              Originally posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
              http://http://eventservices.disney.g...event?id=28460

              This listing is on Dec 14th also.

              I think the reasoning is that people line up at all hours in the morning for many of these pins, and the way to avoid people from bringing their family and friends, buying the max of each, and selling them on ebay.

              Here's a thread that might help explain what they are trying to avoid. Of course, not every pin is like this, and it is a test, but seems some change might be necessary.
              I recall one of the events I was at, I got there at 5am and there were lots of people at the head of the line with strollers. One of the folks waiting nearby started asking a CM if they were going to issue wristbands to the kids in the strollers, and the CM said yes. That's when the guest started complaining that the wristbands should only be given to people who are there willingly and paying with their own money, and that a child really wouldn't have an interest in purchasing the pin.

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