Walt Disney World starts accepting Google Wallet

Disney announced that it would bring contactless payments to its resorts before Christmas, and is now rolling out the feature this week. Visitors heading to Walt Disney World will be able to pay using Google Wallet from December 24.

Last year, Disney rolled out MyMagic+, through which customers could charge purchases made within the resort to their hotel room. The technology leveraged RFID and made use of wearable bands called MagicBand, which allowed customers to interact with contactless payments gateways within the resort.

Disney has stated that support for other forms of payments like Google Wallet and Apple Pay are designed to make it more convenient for customers visiting the resort to purchase merchandise and other goods. Here's where support for Google Wallet will be available within the resort:

Initially, most stores, quick service restaurants, bars and ticket sales booths will be included. Any locations that use portable payment terminals, such as table service restaurants, will be added later.

The locations that accept Google Wallet will feature the EMVCo symbol. Disney is expected to bring contactless payments to the Disneyland Resort in 2015.

Source: WDWMagic

Harish Jonnalagadda
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Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.