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Disney has announced that the Walt Disney World Resort will start accepting contactless payments (including digital wallets) on December 24, 2014. As part of the MyMagic+ retrofit, the payment terminals at food and retail establishments now have an NFC reader. This allows for the use of Google Wallet, Apple Pay and SoftCard along with RFID enabled credit cards and MagicBands/MagicCards.

The MyMagic+ experience is enabled by the purchase of a MagicBand or MagicCard.  Guests staying at the resort will be able to make purchases by tapping their MagicBand or MagicCard, that is tied to their payment card, on the payment terminal.  They will also be able to use those devices to reserve FastPass+ spots and use it as a key to enter their resort room.  Embeded within the MagicBand is also a Bluetooth transmitter that helps Disney track guests around the park and possibly customize their park experience in the future.

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