Next month, one Walt Disney World resort will embark upon a test to eliminate most cash payment options.
Beginning February 12, 2018, Jambo House at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas will eliminate most cash transactions throughout the resort. Accepted payment methods will include MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards and Disney Reward Redemption Cards and contactless payment options including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
Cash deposits will be accepted at check-in to fund room charging options. And cash will continue to be accepted for gratuities by restaurant services, bell services, valet parking attendants and other applicable staff members. However, payment for all other resort services--including dining purchases by guests not staying at the resort--must be made via an accepted cashless payment option.