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Contactless Tokens

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:50 pm
by Thekingin64
Tir Prince and Knightly's in Towyn, North Wales are now using a contactless card for their pay-per-ride tokens rather than individual plastic tokens:

https://www.facebook.com/tirprincefunfa ... 6273812066
Wonder how many more (if any) per-per-ride parks follow suit.

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Re: Contactless Tokens

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:04 pm
by Simba
Quite high I reckon, as technology has grown, I feel like a similiar scheme will eventually end up replacing ticketed paid queue jump, sort of like how quite a lot of Disney parks uterlise the "Disney Magic Band".
Disney Magic Band wrote:With a simple touch, you can redeem Disney FastPass+ selections, enter any one of the theme parks, unlock your Disney Resort Hotel room door, connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account, charge food and merchandise purchases to your room

Re: Contactless Tokens

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:11 pm
by Thekingin64
Agreed, can easily see some of the larger parks using this system e.g. Blackpool or Winter Wonderland.

Re: Contactless Tokens

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:15 pm
by Simba
I honestly reckon this is something that Merlin will be jumping on the band wagon for as well.

Re: Contactless Tokens

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:37 pm
by Thekingin64
Which attractions would they use it for though? Nothing owned by Merlin is pay-per-ride.

They could use it in annual passes though for quicker entry into the parks.