The My Disney Experience app has been growing in popularity in the past few months, and developers have recently added a new feature: it can unlock your hotel room door.
This technology made its initial debut at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge earlier this year, and this week, it completed its rollout to Disney Resort hotels at Walt Disney World Resort, including Disney Vacation Club properties.
Using a digital key can help add convenience and flexibility to your stay, whether you simply prefer the look and feel of your mobile phone or if you need a backup option after accidentally locking yourself out of your room. The feature was designed with a distinctly Disney touch and, if you listen closely, you’ll hear the sound of pixie dust filling the air as your hotel door opens.
Guests can also use their digital key to unlock the hotel entrance gate and common area doors requiring a key, which may include fitness centres, elevators and club level lounges. And arriving travel parties that have checked in online may even use their digital key to bypass the front desk, similar to what they are able to do with the MagicBand, giving them the opportunity to go directly to their room when it is ready.
Each guest staying in the room with a My Disney Experience account may 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.
Be sure to download the latest version of My Disney Experience today for iOS or Android to opt-in and activate your digital key during your Disney Resort hotel stay and discover all of the other great features in the app.