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Payment Devices Replaced at Walt Disney World

It looks like the payment systems are all being replaced at merchandise locations, food locations, resorts, etc. around Walt Disney World locations.  Previously guests would either hand over their card to a Disney cast member, swipe it at the little device on the counter or tap their Magic Band to one of the Mickey head devices that rested on the counter.  We are hearing that the company that developed that device went out of business, so Disney wasn’t able to get the maintenance and support that they would need to keep using such a device.

These new devices were created to do it all.  They are still operational with Magic Bands, with the Magic Band able to be tapped to the flat space on the station.  There is also a chip reader in the device so that cards with chips will be run in that manner.  The large screen on the device allows you to better see your price detail before you complete your purchase.  They look to be a bit on the large side, so it looks like they take up a lot of counter space, which could be a problem at some of the locations. We haven’t heard of any other changes associated with adding these devices around property.

Photo and Source Credit:  WDW News Today

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!