If you’re a Cast Member hitting the parks on your days off, or visiting from another resort, you might get a special surprise the next time you tap into the front gate at the Walt Disney World theme parks — a special jingle!
Cast Members Get Special Jingle at Tapstiles
TikTok user @circleoflifechar shared a special look at the updated tapstile sound and lighting.
When a Cast Member taps into the parks, they’re met with the sound of gears turning to ask for their fingerprint, followed by a bar of the Mickey Mouse March with pulsing purple lighting. At the end, the lighting turns solid green, signifying admission to the park.
This of course isn’t the first time special tapstile effects have been added for certain guests. Since November 2021, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders have been treated to a special pixie dust sound effect when visiting the park.
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Digital Perks for Cast Members
Walt Disney World Cast Members will soon be able to enjoy two new digital extras. They will receive a special Mickey Mouse Club greeting when tapping in at theme park entrances. In addition, they will be able to download new, Cast Member-exclusive MagicMobile pass styles to their digital wallet via the My Disney Experience app.
These new offerings are a way for Disney to show appreciation for its Cast Members and make their experience at the parks feel more magical.
Park Entry Musical Extra
Walt Disney World Cast Members are greeted with a special Disney song when they enter the theme parks. The greeting will play when they tap their MagicBand+, Disney MagicMobile pass, Main Entrance Pass or Cast Self Admission linked to their Cast Admission through the My Disney Experience app.
Cast-Exclusive Disney MagicMobile Pass Styles
Cast Members will also have access to four exclusive MagicMobile pass styles. Shown in the image above, the different designs are reminiscent of several iconic or popular Disney themes.
The first design features Disney100 Years of Wonder, the second is inspired by the Cast Member nametag and reads “Cast Life,” the third has an illustration of the iconic “Partners” statue at Magic Kingdom, featuring Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse holding hands, and the fourth showcases imagery from TRON Lightcycle / Run.
How to Access
For Cast Members to access these pass styles, they need to ensure their Cast Admission is linked to their Disney account. Once this is completed, they can visit the feature menu using the hamburger menu icon in the My Disney Experience app. Then, they’ll head to the Disney MagicMobile card to begin setting up a special Disney MagicMobile pass.
Cast Members may choose from a variety of styles then add it to an Apple Wallet on an iPhone or Apple Watch, or to a Google Wallet on an Android device. After finishing this step, the new MagicMobile pass style should appear as an option for tapping into any of the parks at a touchpoint in Walt Disney World.
Cast Members may use the Disney MagicMobile service to enter the theme parks, link their Disney PhotoPass images to their account, check in at virtual queue attractions including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Tron: Lightcycle / Run, and use Lightning Lane reservations. Cast Members may also charge food and merchandise purchases to a payment card on file at a Disney Resort hotel room if they are opting to stay on-site.
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