Apple Pay to be available at Walt Disney World by end of the year

Sep 09, 2014 in "MyMagic+"

Posted: Tuesday September 9, 2014 1:55pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

At today's Apple event, Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, announced that Apple Pay will be available at Walt Disney World "by Christmas."

Making use of the newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, Apple Pay is a revolutionary new secure payment system using just an iPhone. You can read more about Apple's new payment system at

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magicsmokeJan 08, 2015

Great news, I just installed the Google wallet to my Nexus 7 table with the other Disney apps.

donsullivanDec 24, 2014

I have not heard anything about any changes to transaction limits above which they also require signature. They already take cards at lots of places without signature so I would expect this to have at least the same threshold.

wdwmagicDec 24, 2014

Sounds good. Have your heard anything about any transaction limits?

donsullivanDec 24, 2014

No issues at all. When I saw the sticker I figured I would ask. CM Noted I was the first she had today but knew exactly what I meant and it worked beautifully. Just put top of iPhone over the Mickey and finger on TouchID and good to go.

wdwmagicDec 24, 2014

Good news! All work as expected?

donsullivanDec 24, 2014

It's LIVE. just used it at Electric Umbrella for dinner tonight.

pugDec 23, 2014

I would but I don't shop where they offer it and at Disney world I use my magic band:(

pugDec 23, 2014

They put the decals on the pay things already :)

Mouse_TrapDec 23, 2014

Great, thanks for the pic. Glad to see they are using the industry standard logo - I was fearing some gawdy ApplePay logo slapped everywhere. This thread has been quite an interesting read, even to someone who has been using contactless for 6+ years now. Will there be transactions limits for contactless payments at Disney, does anyone know? Here in the UK, contactless is only available for transaction £20 or less (about $32).

Clamman73Dec 23, 2014

As shown in the pic above, anywhere you see that wi-fi (like) looking symbol has it.

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Mouse_TrapDec 23, 2014

So does that mean we shouldn't expect new payment terminals to have ApplePay emblazoned all over them? They should just say something like 'contactless accepted', right? Believe me when I say that's really not a good idea. Yes it's true that Mac's suffer from less viruses/trojans etc than a Windows machine. But it's not because a Mac is more secure by default, or because the code is better - it's because there are far less nasties out there targeting them. If your goal is to exploit computers by casting out a net (i.e. you couldn't care who you catch), then you need to write your code to target as wide a userbase as possible. Thus most exploits are not targeted at the tiny praction of the userbase that Mac users make up. That's not too mention that the vast majority of corporate computer systems won't be running OSX. Also the smaller user base OSX has means there are less people who have the detailed knowledge and skills necessary to write such code.

lazyboy97oDec 23, 2014

ApplePay is not a proprietary system. An "ApplePay" terminal is those some contactless terminals you are already using. The few contactless terminals that may not work with ApplePay are simply an older variety, not ones that are specifically incompatible with ApplePay.

MontyDec 22, 2014

I was asking about Canadian RFID cards, not Apple Pay. Canadian banks are not expected to reach agreement with Apple until next year or perhaps the year after. But Canadian cards already work with terminals that use RFID, unless they are a card that is not accepted by the retailer in question. For example, I can use my Amex card at some retailers, but at others I have to resort to my Visa card because Amex isn't accepted. Both cards have the RFID wave-to-pay symbol. So, it's conceivable that despite having RFID capability, Disney might only accept certain cards.