Mobile Order will be expanding to five Magic Kingdom restaurants this summer.
The Magic Kingdom restaurants getting the new phone-based ordering system will be Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Pinocchio Village Haus, Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn & Café and Columbia Harbour House.
These restaurants are extremely busy and should significantly benefit from the new system which allows guests to pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, bypassing the queue to order at the restaurant.
This summer, guests can enjoy a variety of Star Wars experiences at Disney Parks including the upcoming fireworks show, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular,” at Disney’s Hollywood Studiosstarting June 17. To celebrate a summer of Star Wars at Disney Parks, the D-Tech on Demand team is introducing a limited release collection of Star Wars-inspired artwork at the D-Tech on Demand kiosks in Florida and California.
On the first and fifteenth day of each month this summer, guests will find a new piece of artwork used for creating customized or personalized mobile phone cases. Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort will also find new retail MagicBands artwork.
The two images of phone cases and retail MagicBands above include artwork being released on June 1.
The process for creating a D-Tech on Demand phone case or retail MagicBand takes a few minutes. Guests can select their phone model or MagicBand color, chose a favorite design and add a name. For Star Wars artwork, names can be written in Aurebesh, one of the alphabets used in the Star Wars galaxy.
Beginning June 15, additional artwork, as seen in the above and below images, will be added to the respective D-Tech on Demand kiosks. All artwork will only be available for a limited time (typically 30 days).
At Walt Disney World Resort, guests can find D-Tech on Demand kiosks at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. in Magic Kingdom Park, D-Tech on Demand boutique in the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs Marketplace, and Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
For guests visiting Disneyland Resort, look for D-Tech on Demand at Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland inside Disneyland park or D-Street in Downtown Disney District.
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Beginning April 25th the Magic Kingdom will begin testing mobile phone charging lockers for use by guests.
The secure lockers will be located inside Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and the Tomorrowland Light and Power Company. These lockers will be available to guests free of charge.
In order to use the charger, guests will need to swipe a credit credit card. This will act as an ID for the locker. The locker door will open and inside there will be a number of charger cables. The phone gets hooked up to the appropriate cable and the guest closes the door. When the charge is completed the door will glow green. In order to open the locker the same credit card will need to be used.
With the increased use of My Disney Experience and the reliance of guests using their smartphones for part of the park experience seems to be driving Disney to help guests keep “powered up”.