Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

If you buy through a BGR link, we may earn an affiliate commission, helping support our expert product labs.

Apple Pay is coming to ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’

Published Dec 22nd, 2014 5:30PM EST
Apple Pay at Walt Disney World and Disneyland
Image: Disney

Come Christmas Eve, Apple is going to make Disney parks a lot better, as smartphone users will finally be able to buy things at them with their favorite mobile devices. As WDWMagic reports, Apple Pay is coming to Walt Disney World before Christmas and will reach Disneyland Resort next year.

FROM EARLIER: Apple Pay marches toward the future with big new launch

Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the first devices to support Apple Pay, might be the talk of the town when it comes to 2014 smartphones, Disney will not only support Apple’s wireless payment solution in its locations. The company will also be able to handle similar contactless payment apps from other companies, including Google’s Google Wallet and RFID credit cards.

Initially, Apple Pay and other similar services will be available in “most stores, quick service restaurants, bars and ticket sales booths,” with more locations that use portable payment terminals to be added in the future.

In order to identify locations that accept Apple Pay, Google Wallet and RFID cards, customers are advised to “look for the EMVCo symbol, which is a series of curved lines, similar to a WiFi signal strength meter on many devices.”

Recent reports have revealed that Apple continues to expand its Apple Pay program in the U.S., both when it comes to financial institutions and retailers and also in other regions of the world, including Europe.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.