We spotted the credit card chip reader now active at Pin Central, where we were prompted to insert and not slide the card as usual. Over at World Traveler, the credit card chip readers have also been activated. Cast Members informed us that the feature had been activated just yesterday.
If you’ve used chip readers at other on-property retail locations prior to this, it’s because they’re probably third-party or non-Disney locations.
Eventually, the goal is to activate these across property and transition all points of sale to chip readers for credit card transactions, with a swipe option remaining for Disney Gift Cards, Disney Visa Rewards cards, and the like.
We’ll keep you updated on the status of the chip reader activation across merchandise, resort, and food locations across property.