We’ll admit it internet. We’re baffled. Earlier this week Disney sent of this decree to warn it’s Cast Members that something was going to be happening at the Test Track attraction in Epcot:
We often test new concepts and technologies in our parks as part of our ongoing innovation process to make the entire Guest experience even better. As part of that effort, we will be testing a new technology at Epcot at Test Track, December 6-7. The technology we are testing may or may not end up as part of our park offerings
We sent out an all-points-bulletin to the twitterverse and got some interesting data. We have no idea what to make of the information about the “testing” that people who experienced it have reported back. Not even the Cast Members at the attraction seem to know what was going on or why. Here’s the raw data for your analysis:
Guests entering the building through the FastPass line were given these random white cards to carry through the queue and attraction:
To clarify – those aren’t FLIK cards which are used to measure the average wait time of the attraction. What do they do? We don’t know, but a few CM’s at the attraction were willing to use the word RFID in reference to the cards. This does seem like a likely part of the overall RFID technology push Disney pursuing in the parks.
As our awesome twitter pal informed us:
@thejrt you scan the card once at start of queue, before briefing room, and before you enter the car. Collected after ride. All RFID.
This is what the RFID scanner thingy looks like. This one was located just before boarding the attraction:
Why…? For what purpose? We’re still not sure. If you have any idea what this technology is being used for and what exactly was being tested – we’d love to know! The comments are always a good place to start, but if you want some privacy you can use the “contact us” page as well