Walt Disney World today unveiled another new feature coming soon for the My Disney Experience app: a digital key.
Coming soon to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the new feature will allow guests to quickly unlock their hotel room using their mobile devices, providing them with a seamless room entry option that brings added flexibility.
Guests can also use the digital key to unlock the hotel entrance gate and common area doors that require a key, such as at pools, fitness centers, elevators and club level lounges. Arriving travel parties who have checked in online may even use their digital key to bypass the front desk, giving them the opportunity to go directly to their room when it is ready to start their vacation even faster.
The feature represents the latest evolution of keyless room entry, which Disney World began offering with the MagicBand. Guests may use either or both options to enter their room during their stay.
How does it work? To use their digital key, guests opt in and activate the feature on their check-in day through a brief set-up process in the app. To enter their room, guests tap the “Unlock Door” button and then simply hold their phone against the door lock.
Bluetooth®-enabled mobile devices with the latest version of the My Disney Experience app are required to take advantage of a digital key for room entry.