BREAKING NEWS: Disney World Introduces Merchandise Mobile Checkout!
Since Disney World reopened after a four month COVID-19 closure, one of the measures they took to keep guests safe was to introduce more contactless payment option. In keeping with health and safety guidelines, Disney is heavily promoting cashless payment via a combination of MagicBands, Mobile Ordering and the My Disney Experience App.
Fans have been able to pre-order and pay for quick service food & snacks across all four theme parks and resorts for a while now but MickeyBlog has just discovered that this service has been expended now to include purchases made across Disney’s stores and gift shops!
According to a new screen that pops up on My Disney Experience this system is now being tested.
As you can see from the MDE images, guests visiting shops where mobile checkout is available are being asked to grab a designated mobile checkout bag.
Using your mobile phone you can scan the items you want to purchase.
When finished you tap the checkout button and can use your phone to pay for purchases. Finally, in what reminds me a bit of Sam’s Club, guests will need to show their QR code when leaving to that Cast Members can confirm purchases and then you are on your way!
We absolutely love this feature and had a chance to try it out at MouseGear in Epcot this afternoon. Guests should note that you must have a tablet or smartphone with a camera that can scan images to use the service. It should also be noted that there will still be cast members at registers to help check out guests the old fashioned way.
This service was designed to help with social distancing and to limit the amount of people forced to stand and wait in busy queues! What do you think about this new system? Will you use it?
This is a story that we’ll be following closely. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for further news and updates!
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