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(No) Cash Money at the AK Lodge

The Dillos did something at the start of 2018 that they had not done this entire decade. They experienced a WDW vacation together. Stay tuned for ALL the updates forthcoming.

There was certifiable shock on my face this morning when I looked up when the Animal Kingdom Lodge… 2001?!?!!!!

17 years ago!

15 months removed from when I left Orlando.

And, until the first week of January 2018, I had never been.

Disney fanatical fail.

The word making the rounds on 1/17/18 is that the AK Lodge, and specifically the Jambo House, will test a cashless system. Magic bands, credit cards, debit cards… yes. Cash – no.

What about my Disney Dollars? I know that they are now defunct, but they’re not technically cash.

This will be a curious test run and perhaps another big change in the future to how guests vacation. I know, personally, that I use cash less than 20% of the time now and my credit card statement suffers for it. I want to go in the opposite direction. But, the temptation of convenience at the Diz is far too great, particularly in the Magic Band era.

Also, I know that there are many, many people who don’t want to be big brothered. Living in NY, I can tell you that there is a great amount of people who sat in the cash lane at toll plazas rather than using an EZ pass for this very reason. I know those people are none too happy to have their license plates photographed now.

Keep an eye out on this test run and get yourself a Disney Visa and Disney Rewards card now!

Brother Dillo

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