Ben Dodson

Freelance iOS, macOS, Apple Watch, and Apple TV Developer

Disney MyMagic+

Exciting news from Disney:

Linking the entire MyMagic+ experience together is an innovative piece of technology we developed called the MagicBand. Worn on the wrist, it will serve as a guest’s room key, theme park ticket, access to FastPass+ selections, PhotoPass card and optional payment account all rolled into one. We’ve began testing certain aspects of MyMagic+ in Florida last month and the early reactions we’ve gotten have been fantastic.

At present, if you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort (which you really should), you get a plastic card which acts as a room card, charge card, dining plan card, and theme park ticket. It can also be used on their cruise ship to access your room and make purchases if you add that to your holiday. With this update, they’re giving all guests an RFID wristband which they can then use for the same things as well as verifing FastPass tickets (no more annoying paper receipts) and using the PhotoPass service. It’s a great new feature and I can’t wait to see it roll out.

In addition, it sounds like they’re making an iOS app that you’ll be able to book dinner reservations and, more exciting, FastPass tickets through. It’s going to be a good year to go to Walt Disney World!

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