I take it as they're going to track you through the app (your phone) in a similar way they do the Magicband. You're consenting to the Magicband by buying it and using it, but they have to ask your permission to track you via your phone.
Do users get anything out of it that we don't get from having the band on?I saw that during our trip a couple weeks ago. I took it to mean they'd be tracking the band just like they already are. I can't imagine any MORE tracking than they already do. For our trip last year they followed us to all 4 parks and slid a 4 parks in 1 day certificate under the door that night.
I would not consent to that. I almost never let an app have access to my location or other data when I am not using it. I don't care whether it might give me an extra magic shot in photopass or whatever.
I always select only while using the app also, anytime that's a choice. It is still a choice, and the way, my MDE is set. So it won't track you if you don't have it open. So I have worries about it tracking at home, for example.I hate letting apps track me when I'm not using them. The request implies, but does not promise, that the Bluetooth connections will only be in the Parks. Nothing here forbids the Mouse from partnering with companies that have BT devices all over the place to track me the other 51 weeks a year. My basic rule is that if you expect any entity - a company, the government , whatever - not to abuse the power to track you, then you are a fool. I wear my MBs at Disney, not all year. There are BT devices all over the damn place. This is a huge, huge difference to me.
Angi, sorry if I went too far with the fool remark, but to be fair to me, I did not say you're a fool for not caring if you are tracked. That's a choice I disagree with but it is a reasonable choice. I do think people are fools if they do not assume that any app publisher will abuse their power to track you. By that I mean most entities will do everything the technology allows right up to the very edge of the TOS and sometimes beyond, even when their non-binding terms make it seem like they only use a minimal portions of the capabilities. I still maintain it is foolish to assume otherwise. Here the request implies Disney will only use this at the WDW resort, but it never promises that or actually imposes any limitations on their use of the technology. Now maybe they are only using it in the parks. If that's the case they should say so and not leave me wondering and having to assume their good intentions based on nothing. Further, we never know whether the might hire a new data management head in a year or two who looks at the permission and says "why aren't we using this to the max?" and changes the policy to be more intrusive. But again, to be clear, if you consider all that and decide you don't care, that's your choice as an adult and I won't presume to criticize, and I apologize if I gave a different impression.I always select only while using the app also, anytime that's a choice. It is still a choice, and the way, my MDE is set. So it won't track you if you don't have it open. So I have worries about it tracking at home, for example.
But I guess I'm a fool (not the first time or the last) I guess since I'm not worried about an entity harming me or abusing anything I am concerned with by tracking me.
I use only while using the app as a battery saving mechanism. Not for any tracking worries.