MyMagic+ Turnstiles

 

Tom Staggs will no doubt be relieved that MyMagic+ will soon be made available to regular park visitors heading to Walt Disney World.

Some four months behind the Disney Resort’s chairman’s ‘end of 2013’ target was missed, one of the RFID system’s major milestones will at last be reached as Disney’s hugely expensive Magicband and tracking system prepares for general launch by the end of  March 2014.

On site guests have been testing the fastpass+, reservation, purchase, door entry and park access system for several months and just recently, the system has rolled out to Annual Pass holders.

The good news right now is that very soon, on March 31st according to WDWMagic, regular park guests can obtain RFID enabled Magic Your Way tickets from the gate and use them to operate Fastpass+ kiosks inside the park.

For guests with My Disney Experience accounts, they can also link their accounts to their Magic Your Way tickets and use Apps and the web portal to make dining reservations, Fastpass+ choices and much more from their cell phones and web enabled devices inside and out of the parks.
This will allow Fastpass+ reservations to be made up to 30 days in advance of their visit.

Magicbands will also be available, for linking to accounts at a price of $12.95 +tax.
These will eventually enable guests to use an rubber RFID wrist band for all kinds of resort based activities, but for the time being, the system will be limited to Fastpass+ reservations for non resort guests.
The ability for regular park visitors to link credit/debit cards for in park purchases is not yet up and running.

Currently, Magicbands can only be mailed out to guests staying in resorts or with annual passes, so the logistics for issuing Magicbands to regular park guests aren’t yet clear.
As soon as it is however, we will let you know more!

For more information about the MyMagic+ system and Magicbands, read this article.

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