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  • On Jul 21, 2013
    Wendy from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Panel, I've heard about Disney's RFID bracelets...have all the resorts replaced the KTTW cards with them? Is it optional, is there a cost? Thanks.

    Hi, Wendy!

    Walt Disney World has begun to introduce some very innovative features through the use of RF technology; check out the latest information about both MagicBands and RF cards on this WDW post.

    Currently, MagicBands are being tested by a "limited number of pre-selected Guests" so you won't see them everywhere just yet. However, Guest Key to the World Cards are currently RFID enabled, so you will find really cool features such as touch to enter door locks at WDW Resort hotel rooms and entrance into theme and water parks; both of these are already in use in WDW. According to the above-listed post, Guests will be able to check in at FastPass+ entrances and connect Disney PhotoPass images right onto their accounts, via MagicBands AND cards, sometime later this year.

    At the time of this writing, the MagicBand will only be included in the base price for Walt Disney World hotel Guests and Passholders; other Guests will be able to use radio frequency-enabled ticket media and, after the initial roll out, have the option to purchase a MagicBand. Should any Guest who is eligible for a MagicBand prefer NOT to use one, he or she may opt for an RF card instead. This way, everyone is happy!

    Keep checking back for the latest information as it becomes available, Wendy; we love to help!
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