Following recent complaints from fans regarding the new ticketing system for football games, UCF Athletics, in partnership with Walt Disney World Resorts, has unveiled plans to incorporate a new MagicBand FastPass+ system for all home football games this season.
The MagicBands, available in both Black and Gold, will take the place of the current ticketing system as well as all regular student IDs beginning next month. Students can reserve FastPasses for up to three games, giving them guaranteed entry and concession-line skipping privileges for the entire event.
“Since partnering with Disney this season, we’ve sought to incorporate the best they have to offer into Knight Nation,” said UCF Director of Athletics Danny White. “After greenlighting the new $1 million lazy river and waterpark complex, this seemed like the next logical step towards turning UCF into a veritable tourist destination.”
The initiative has received mixed responses from students. When asked his feelings towards Disney’s generous donation to UCF Athletics, junior theatre major Jordan McNally stated “It’s great and all, but like, it’s kind of disappointing they’d choose to prioritize something so trivial to our actual education, especially considering that companies like Disney hire a lot of former students from our program.”
McNally continued to express his distaste of Disney’s misuse of theatre kids as employees while the theatre facilities at UCF struggle, “I mean, we still don’t have the concert hall and performing arts center that we were promised years ago, and our theater is literally just an old Chemistry building. Like, can we get in on this?”
When asked for comment, University officials replied, “Wait, we have an arts program?”