Guests at Disneyland were taken aback recently as the technology from Walt Disney World’s Magic Band system appeared to be undergoing a test at the Space Mountain entrance in Tomorrowland.
FastPass-holding guests were ushered through a newly-roped-off queue and instructed to press the barcode of their FastPass against one of the two readers on either side. The lights on the readers turned green in a very familiar way when the passes were validated. Normally, guests at Disneyland show a print-out ticket displaying their return time to ride an attraction.
At this time, there is no other information available as to future plans for this technology at the Disneyland Resort.
Cast members would not comment on how long the test would run or even whether Magic Bands themselves would make their way to the California parks.
From Inside the Magic