Disney has been testing various parts of their MyMagic+ system for the past few months, but today marks the first time the system, including MagicBands and Fastpass+, will be tested end to end with guests.
Select guests staying at the Contemporary Resort and Animal Kingdom Lodge were selected for the test. They will be given MagicBands to use for unlocking their hotel room door, entering the theme park parking lots and the parks themselves, paying for foods and merchandise and entering the Fastpass+ queues at select attractions at each Disney World theme park. This includes many attractions and experiences where Fastpass isn’t currently available such as the Haunted Mansion, parades and fireworks shows. Once fully launched, all attractions are expected to offer Fastpass+.
Guests participating in the test may use the My Disney Experience mobile app to chose up to three Fastpass+ locations at one park per day. Touch-screen kiosks have been placed at various locations at each park, including guest services for the guests to change or add their Fastpass+ selections if they don’t want to or can’t use the app. The system will make “Fastpicks” for them if they don’t want to pick themselves. Guest Services cast members have been trained to help guests with all aspects of the My Magic+ system.
Disney is in the process of adding Fastpass+ signs to each attraction and will continue to do so over the next few months as testing continues. This current test will continue through June 26. Disney passholders staying at the resort who are chosen for the test may continue to use their MagicBand for park entry after the test.
Disney is planning on making MyMagic+ available to all guests by the end of the year. In fact, MagicBand accessories have already gone on sale at select Disney World locations such as the Contemporary gift shop.
Here’s a look at some of the buttons, sliders and band covers on sale now. (Photos courtesy of Outpost Orlando.)
Here’s a video of the Fastpass+ testing with a special card from a few months ago:
For more information on MyMagic+, read our announcement story.