UA student Tiffany Ma, center, pauses for a picture with some of her colleagues in the Disney College Program in Orlando, Florida.
Tiffany Ma is a longtime Disney fan. Her favorite character? Winnie the Pooh. She’s been to the Disney parks in California, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Ma, a junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering, was learning about programming languages in one of her honors classes and decided to look into an application that particularly interested her: Disneyland’s new MagicBands. These radio frequency identification, or RFID, bracelets store park-goers’ information and act as everything from a hotel key to a method for making dinner reservations and small purchases.