Disney to pilot electronic-only transactions at its resort hotels

Jan 16, 2018 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge"

Walt Disney World will soon be testing a cash-less environment with a limited pilot program in February.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House will be the first location to accept electronic payment only for all purchases and services. Guests with resort or dining reservations for the pilot period are now being advised of the change.

Valid forms of payments will be MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.

Disney has been at the forefront of electronic payments, accepting nearly every method of payment available, including being one of the first to accept Apple Pay back in 2014.

Although the resort will be cash-less during the pilot period, the resort will continue to accept cash for tips, and guests staying at the resort can use cash to add to their room charge capabilities.

The pilot begins February 12 2018.

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Article Posted: Jan 16, 2018 / 1:10pm EDT