Disney World is testing out having guests use their MagicBands instead of the paper parking placards.
The Yacht and Beach Club Resorts is the firs to do the tests where guests present their MagicBand when entering the hotel security kiosks and theme park parking areas to enter.
Once it is read, the MagicBand can then be used to access the gate readers when returning (after all, once RFID chip is the same as another – whether in a band or a card).
As guests no longer need to head to the front desk before going to a room, (they can now receive a text or e-mail with the information), there is no reason to head to the front desk, so the complimentary parking can now be obtained with the band. This is another function of the band, just as it is being used for a room key, tickets, FastPasses and wallet.
Once this test is done, it will most likely be expanded.