No matter how you feel about the MyMagic+ system as a whole, it's undeniable that the advent of MagicBands and FastPass+ has fundamentally changed the way that guests spend their vacation time at Walt Disney World.
Even though this system had a somewhat troubled rollout back in 2013, Disney has been steadily making some really interesting changes to MyMagic+ over the past few weeks, including some new features on the My Disney Experience app and the rollout of an updated MagicBand style.
1. My Disney Experience gets new features, including easy housekeeping opt-out ability
Disney is always making tweaks and adjustments to the My Disney Experience app, and after a recent update there are some new features that guests may find useful:
- Service Your Way shortcut: Guests can now opt-out of housekeeping services for part or all of their stay through the My Disney Experience app in exchange for a Disney Gift Card, with amounts varying depending on length of stay. This option was previously only available via the front desk, but now guests can not only opt-in to this service via My Disney Experience but also can get their gift card delivered electronically with this new addition.
- Direct-To-Room ability: With this new My Disney Experience feature, guests can bypass the front desk after checking in online, and will get a notification on My Disney Experience with their room number when their room is ready. After the notification is received, guests can use their MagicBands or phone to unlock their room.