Walt Disney World is all set to bring contacless payments to its resorts before Christmas, by rolling out Apple Pay and other NFC base services such as Google Wallet at its ticket sales booths, service restaurants, stores and bars on December 24th. So all the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who are heading to Walt Disney World, will be able to use Apple Pay feature of their iDevices starting December 24th.
The company is making use of RFID technology, to add support for Apple Pay, that it had deployed for its MyMagic+ program. MyMagic+, which was unveiled last year, allowed customers to make use of MagicBands and cards. Through this program, customers could charge purchases made within the resort to their hotel room, unlock their hostel resort room, enter the theme and water parks and more without carrying anything else with them.
The inclusion of Apple Pay payments will allow Walt Disney World guests using iPhone 6, iPhone 6+ and the soon-to-be released Apple Watch to make payments quickly and with the highest level of security.
Acceptance of other forms of payments such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet is an attempt to make it more convenient for customers to make purchases within the resort, Disney states. Support for Apple Pay is currently available within these areas of the resort:
Initially, most stores, quick service restaurants, bars and ticket sales booths will be included. Any locations that use portable payment terminals, such as table service restaurants, will be added later.
Make sure to look for EMVCo symbol at stores in Disney World that denoted that location accepts Apple Pay. Disneyland Restor will start accepting Apple Pay from 2015.
Please note that only the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and upcoming Apple Watch supports Apple Pay.