Beginning today (November 14), guests arriving at Disney’s Pop Century Resort will be be issued only a MagicBand for use throughout their stay at the Walt Disney World Resort, further testing the MyMagic+ process.
The testing procedure will work the same way it previously had. Guests will continue to be able to engage in MyMagic+ testing in the same manner as other resort guests. If guests did not customize and receive MagicBands prior to their vacation, they will be provided at check in. The MagicBand will give guests access to all hotel and park activities, such as touch to pay, touch to enter, PhotoPass, and FastPass+.
If a guest would prefer, a RF-enabled Key To The World card can be issued instead. It will work in the same way the MagicBand would. It will not allow guests to obtain Legacy FASTPASS tickets because the magnetic strip on the back will be inactive. Guests who wish to use FastPass+ may do so using the My Disney Experience app, visiting Guest Relations, or stopping at a MyMagic+ kiosk.
As a reminder, this is currently in the testing phase at Disney’s Pop Century; however, if the test goes well, I expect it will make its way to the other resorts.