Walt Disney World Resort Hotels to Introduce New Digital Key Feature

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The Walt Disney World Resort is introducing a brand new feature of the My Disney Experience app. The new digital key offering will allow guests to use their app to unlock their hotel room at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge seamlessly to add ease and flexibility to your resort experience.

Guests will also be able to use their digital key to unlock the hotel entrance gate and common area doors that require the use of a key, including pools, fitness centers, elevators and club level lounges. Those who have checked in online may even be able to use their digital key to bypass the need to visit the front desk and go directly to their room when it is ready.

So how does it work? To use the digital key, Guests can choose to opt in and activate the feature on their check-in day through a brief set up process in the app. To enter your room, Guests will need to tap the “Unlock Door” button and then simply hold their phone against the door lock.

Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices will need to have latest version of the My Disney Experience app to be able to take advantage of a digital key for room entry.

Here is a video to show you how this whole thing works:

The addition of the digital key represents the latest evolution of keyless room entry for the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.

While the Digital Key feature is initially rolling out at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, it will be rolling out to additional Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in the near future.

Stay tuned to the blog for more information regarding this new feature.

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6 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Resort Hotels to Introduce New Digital Key Feature

  • April 2, 2018 at 9:32 pm
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    So we can expect that in a few years, your phone be the default device, and Magic Bands will be an extra charge.

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    • April 3, 2018 at 7:57 am
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      My thoughts exactly. ^

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  • April 3, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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    Some Hilton properties have had this feature for a year or more. We love it!

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  • April 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm
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    I can’t see the advantagrvif this. Why would it be better to use my phone when my MagicBand is already on my arm? I can

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  • April 4, 2018 at 12:32 pm
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    I’ve used my phone at Hilton Resorts before and it never seems to work like you want it too. I’d rather keep using my Magic Band, I’m already wearing that instead of fiddling with my phone.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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    Yeah, I don’t get what problem this solves. MagicBands are way more convenient than pulling out a phone, turning it on, selecting the app, hitting a button. This is like using your phone as a TV remote. You can do it but it’s so much harder than using the device dedicated to that activity.

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