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!