Even back many years ago when Disney was toying with the idea to have their own Resort Credit Card, the idea of having guests pay without using cash has always been on the minds of management, and now that idea is getting ever closer. Starting February 12th 2018, in what is a potentially huge step for the future of the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will participate in a program which will allow guests to only use electronic forms of payment for all purchases. So is Walt Disney World Becoming Completely Cash-Free?
Not right yet, but it’s heading that way. Whether in the gift shops, restaurants, etc, for this newest trial, Disney will allow guests staying at the Jambo House to pay with almost any kind of electronic payment: MagicBands, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay.
Disney has said that cash will still be acceptable for restaurant and housekeeping tips, but that’s all during this trial. Disney hasn’t said how long it will last, and for now the Animal Kingdom Lodge will be the only place on property where you can’t use cash, but if everything goes well you can be sure this will carry over to other Disney resorts and eventually to the parks. Look for this trend to continue, and a future without cash payment in Walt Disney World looks quite probable.
When we find out more information we’ll let you know.
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