Recently we reported on new signage that was added to the World of Disney store at Downtown Disney in Disneyland Resort. This new signage featured a QR code that let Guests check out via their phones instead of waiting in a long checkout line.
Now we see that not only the Disneyland app for Disneyland Resort but also the My Disney Experience app for Walt Disney World Resort have added a feature that lets Guests use mobile checkout for merchandise!
Here is what the feature looks like on the Disneyland app,
As you can see the “Shop in Store” tab says “now testing” so we are excited to start using this feature and see if it will turn into a permanent part of the app. Since this is a test feature you must have the most recent version of the app to see this. Be sure and update your app before your next trip to Disneyland or Disney World!
Currently, this is feature is only being tested at World of Disney at Disneyland,
This is how the My Disney Experience app explains how to use this new mobile shop in store feature. You must get a specific shopping bag, scan the items you want to purchase, and then place them in the bag, tap the checkout button, and then scan a QR code as you exit the shop!
At Disney World, this feature is currently only testing at Mouse Gear in EPCOT
And access to this feature looks the same as on the Disneyland app,
This is what your virtual shopping bag will look like, when you have scanned items and placed them in your bag they should appear on this screen!
With all of the new changes being implemented around the Disney Parks due to the pandemic, this certainly seems like a safer more efficient way to shop during these times — and even in the future.
Hopefully, we will see this feature expanded to cover other shops at both Disneyland and Disney World. Recently, Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure reopened for Guests to enjoy shopping and dining, and this feature could be a really good fit for Guests who visit.
The most popular and often times crowded stores at Walt Disney World are of course the Emporium on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom and World of Disney at Disney Springs. We will keep our fingers crossed that we could see this feature move into those stores as testing continues since the holiday crowds and long lines have already arrived.
So what do you tink of this new feature? Let us know in the comments!