Back in 2014, contactless payment launched at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts as a new form of payment for Guests to use via their mobile device. Contactless payment is currently accepted at the Walt Disney World Resort in select locations. Since the launch of contactless payment, a variety of applications have been introduced to the market, including Apple Pay, Google Wallet, as well as one of the most recent applications, Samsung Pay.
Samsung Pay consists of two payment technologies: the original contactless payment NFC technology, and a second payment technology called Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), which requires a device to be held over a payment terminal’s magnetic stripe reader. This action sends a signal to the payment terminal that emulates swiping a physical card.
Samsung Pay MST technology is not accepted at any location around the Walt Disney World Resort, however the Samsung Pay contactless payment method is accepted at most locations on property.
Touch-to-pay stationary devices at Walt Disney World owned and operated locations are equipped to handle only contactless payment, MagicBands, and physical card swipe transactions. Although touch-to-pay stationary devices are equipped with a magnetic stripe reader, the devices are not MST-compatible.