Insiders, the Disneyland app is about to get even more exciting! Today the Disney Parks Blog has announced that you will soon be able to unlock your Disneyland Hotel room with a digital key from the Disneyland app! Here is their official announcement:
Earlier this spring, the Disneyland Resort introduced a new online check-in service for our hotel guests to save you time upon arrival at the Front Desk. Coming soon, it will be even easier, as you simply go straight to your room with online check-in and our digital key!
I have been personally hoping that Disneyland would eventually start implementing the MagicBands like Walt Disney World uses, but hey this sounds like the next best thing! Here’s how it will work.
- Link your hotel reservation to your Disney account in the Disneyland app or online.
- Complete online check-in up to five days prior to arrival, or check-in at the Front Desk upon arrival to complete the traditional process.
- Upon arrival, once your room is assigned and ready, you can access your room and locate your hotel room number within the digital key feature by tapping the “Unlock Door” button after signing in to your Disney account on the Disneyland app. If you completed online check-in, you can use your digital key to bypass the Front Desk and go straight to your room!
- Tap the “Unlock Door” button and then hold your mobile device against the door lock. A Bluetooth®-enabled device with the latest version of the Disneyland app is required.
That’s not all the digital room key does! The digital key will also allow you to charge select dining and shopping to your hotel room from the Disneyland app! You can also access designated hotel areas requiring a key, such as the pools and fitness centers. How awesome will that be?!
The Disney account holder who is the primary guest on the reservation is the only guest who can activate the digital key, and they must be logged into the app to use this feature.
Currently the online check-in service is available at all three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, but the digital key option will soon be available at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Disney will be introducing the digital key to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel at a later date.
If you are having issues with Disneyland app or don’t want to take advantage of this new feature, fear not! The hotels will still have traditional hotel keys from the Front Desk if needed.
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