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  1. Bob

    Walt Disney World Dolphin among Starwood hotels in data breach

    The Walt Disney World Dolphin is among 54 Starwood hotels affected by a data breach over the last year, according to a list released by the hotel company Friday. Starwood runs Sheraton, Westin and W hotels, along with the Swan and Dolphin hotels on Disney property. The hotelier said malware...
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    A MB article for the tech geeks out there

    If you are really into tech, you'll probably find this article about the MB's a very interesting read. http://gigaom.com/2014/01/18/you-dont-want-your-privacy-disney-and-the-meat-space-data-race/
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    'The Optimist': how Disney Imagineering is bringing alternate reality games to the mainstream

    Another interesting read. This one about alternate reality. http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/20/4639110/the-optimist-disney-imagineerings-push-to-bring-alternate-reality
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    Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Pens First Book - "Dream It! Do It!"

    This looks to be a good read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chuck-mirarchi/disney-imagineer-marty-sk_b_3569045.html
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    Fall room rate discount

    I see that the room rate discount for fall just hit today. As others have noted, the WDW reservation system appears to be slammed today because of this and the free dining special. How long till I try to call in to get the room discount applied to my existing Dec reservation? Tomorrow? This...
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    Disney Creates New Mid-Air Haptic Technology

    Not sure if this goes in this particular forum or not but could not figure out where it best fit. New from Disney Research: http://www.disneyresearch.com/project/aireal/ From the webpage. "AIREAL is part of our long term vision for creating large-scale computer augmented environments which...
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    Which Spectro float was your favorite?

    In honor of Spectro (R.I.P.), just curious to hear which float was your personal favorite from the parade. This was mine:
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    As IRS cracks down on The Villages, Disney World watches

    Sounds like the cost of future construction @ The World might get a bit more expensive..... http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-07-13/business/os-disney-the-villages-tax-free-bonds-20130713_1_villages-walt-disney-world-disney-springs
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    Disney Says Wristband Boosts Sales in Disney World Test

    Don't shoot the messenger....just passing along the story. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-11/disney-says-wristband-boosts-sales-in-disney-world-test.html
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    My Disney Experience website having a bad day?

    I haven't been able to get the My Disney Experience website to pull up my plans since midnight. Anyone else experiencing this today? If it is systemic, it must be a bad day for IT all around....I spent the morning dealing with a PROD outage at my company.
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    Scotland Marketplace to be added to Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2013

    One of the other WDW fan sites is reporting that food from Scotland will be added to this year's Food & Wine Festival @ Epcot.
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    Latest from Disney Research

    Pretty neat stuff that they came up with in regards to photography: http://www.i-programmer.info/news/192-photography-a-imaging/6022-megastereo-panoramas-with-depth.html
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    What an awesome email to see in your Inbox

    Just made my reservation for our Dec trip to the World and got that email that we love to see! :) Probably the next best thing to actually being there. 12 days till I can start making ADR's but I pretty much know already where we want to eat. It'll just be a matter of getting up early...
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    All that MyMagic+ data

    Interesting read on how Disney is going to be collecting all of the data from MyMagic+....especially for the geeky folks out there (I am one of those). http://smartdatacollective.com/bigdatastartups/125346/walt-disney-s-magical-approach-big-data
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    Nextgen coming to an election near you

    Get ready to wear a bracelet and schedule your next voting time 6 months in advance! ;) http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-disney-election-obama-20130521,0,6312190.story
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    Can't decide which resort

    Almost ready to book our next trip to the world. Going this year in Dec so that we can check out all of the parks decked out for the holidays. My biggest problem right now is deciding which resort to stay at. We've only stayed at AKL (and CSR) before so I would appreciate feedback on the...
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    Dec park hours

    Any idea how much longer until the Dec park hours are released?
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    Can discount rates for rooms be applied afterwards?

    Forgive me if this has been asked 1000 times before. In the past I have always waited for discount rates to be generally available before I purchased my WDW package. This year I am getting too impatient. As soon as the park hours are released for Dec, I was thinking about booking things...
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    New robots in development for the parks

    Pretty neat article about new robotic technology that Disney is developing for the parks. http://www.gizmag.com/disney-catching-robot/25145/ It would be awesome if they could get it into Epcot some time soon. Be the perfect way to drive folks back into the Imagination pavilion.
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    Employee housing in the ToT??

    Saw this article about some WDW interns suing Disney. In the article it says that some of the interns were forced to take up residence in the ToT because there was nothing left in the WDW apartments. Is there any truth to this assertion? Are there actually places in the building where...
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