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Disneyland reveals digital technology for safe, contactless experience

Disneyland Resort is encouraging a safe and contactless experience using digital technology ahead of its reopening in California on April 30.

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Disney Parks Blog has released a list of digital technology on offer at Disneyland to provide a seamless and contactless experience upon reopening on April 30.

To begin with, visitors can download the official app for Disneyland Resort, allowing them to link their tickets, view menus, order food, make dining reservations, join a virtual queue and view attraction wait times, park maps and hours of operation.

The mobile ordering service lets guests order food and drinks at various dining locations, with more being added and existing locations expanding the service.

Disneyland reopening on April 30

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Upon reopening, a virtual queue system will remain in use at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The virtual queue can be accessed via the Disneyland app.

Visitors can also use the new Disney PhotoPass+ One Day and scan QR codes at certain dining locations across Disneyland Resort to view digital menus.

In addition, guests can join a mobile walk-up list at select restaurants on the Disneyland app, and can virtually check-in for dining restaurants at some table-service restaurants.

As for shopping, visitors to World of Disney in the Downtown Disney District can scan products to purchase using the Disneyland app before showing a QR code to a cast member.

Disneyland app and Play Disney Parks

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Guests can limit contact with other guests by using the online check-in service before arriving at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Finally, the Play Disney Parks app allows guests to explore the parks and offers unique experiences and activities, including the Star Wars: Datapad at Galaxy’s Edge.

Disney recently revealed the opening date of Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, also teasing a “real” lightsaber and animatronic Baby Groot.

Elsewhere, Walt Disney World has been testing facial recognition technology at Magic Kingdom’s park entrance. The Florida resort has also rolled out its Disney MagicMobile service.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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