Google Wallet and Apple Pay to be accepted at Disney World this week

Google Wallet and Apple Pay to be accepted at Disney World this week
Disney has announced that its guests visiting Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida will now be allowed to pay using Google Wallet and Apple Pay. Both mobile payment systems will be supported starting December 24th. Google Wallet will be available in "most stores, quick service restaurants, bars and ticket sales booths...any locations that use portable payment terminals, such as table service restaurants, will be added later."

Google Wallet and Apple Pay join the MyMagic+ RFID based system, which allows visitors to charge purchases made inside one of the Disney parks, to their Disney Resort hotel room. Guests are given a wearable called the "MagicBand" which works with a number of payment gateways inside the theme parks.

As for the older Disneyland property in Anaheim, California, Apple Pay will be accepted sometime in 2015. Meanwhile, those in Kissimmee can look for the EMVCo symbol, which are curved lines that resemble a Wi-Fi signal strength meter on a smartphone. The EMVCo symbols indicate locations that accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

source: WDWMagic via AndroidCentral

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6 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think this is good, but having just been there, the wrist band rfid disturb they've already got is much easier and more convenient. But I do hate the feeling of the name on my wrist, which is why I won't be buying a moto 360 despite its superb design.

2. timelord

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Disney is not in Kissimmee. It's in Lake Buena Vista next to Kissimmee. I'm just saying. Also, the magic bands are much easier to use if you're staying at a resort. If you're a Florida resident or something and just going for the day, I can see the benefits to this.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How about Disney Land in Anaheim Cali? ApplePay all day.

4. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

nice to finally see mobile payment systems really taking off.

5. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

nice to see google wallet getting love too. I hope things only spread more.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This mobile pay system is the way to go.

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