Many retail businesses are experimenting with concept stores that accept only plastic cards and apps, and Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the latest that will be testing out an entirely cashless system this year.
The pilot program will see the Jambo House at the resort as the first location to exclusively accept electronic payments. In place of physical cash, some of the alternative methods of payment that will be accepted at the Animal Kingdom Lodge include: credit and debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay, as well as Disney's wearable MagicBands.
Although guests have been advised of this upcoming test program, the resort will still accept cash for some transactions during the trial phase.
Cashless Resort Concepts
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Self-Serve Convenience Stores
Offline Fashion Shops
Credit Card-Branded Pop-Ups
Streamlined Checkout Services
Expansive Cashless Payment Systems