My Disney Experience Mobile Order adds Arrival Window, Apple Pay and Gift Cards

May 29, 2020 in "MyMagic+"

My Disney Experience has been updated with new features to assist Disney in its efforts to enforce social distancing at Walt Disney World.

Mobile Order will become the primary method for dining at Quick Service restaurants, and Disney has moved to add additional capabilities to the system.

Instead of arriving at a restaurant and tapping the "I'm Here" button, you now specify an arrival window prior to placing the order. This would appear to be designed to minimize the crowding at the restaurant pickup window, which was a frequent problem with the original system pre COVID-19.

In addition, Mobile Order can now accept Apple Pay and Disney Gift Cards, a continuation of Disney's move to contactless transactions.

Mobile Order began in 2017 as away of bypassing the often crowded registers. It began at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora - The World of Avatar, and expanded to almost every Quick Service location throughout the theme parks, resorts and Disney Springs.

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Article Posted: May 29, 2020 / 9:14am ET