As the Walt Disney World Resort continues to convert our theme park entrances to the new touch points, a new kind of ticket is now available to some Guests. In fact, single or multi-day tickets purchased at Vacation Planning and Guest Relations locations beginning from now will be enabled with radio frequency (RF) technology. All Guests that will have these tickets will be able to utilize both the new main entrance touch points to enter the parks as well as turnstiles (the new tickets have the microchip in addition to the common magnetic stripe).
According to the Walt Disney World Resort, "the rollout of the new tickets will happen over several days, one park at a time. The tentative schedule is Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Jan. 30, Magic Kingdom on Jan. 31, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Feb. 1 and Downtown Disney on Feb. 4. The remaining locations will follow."
As a reminder, these tickets function just like the current tickets. This means that Guests can still get FASTPASS tickets from the FASTPASS machines in all theme parks. One great feature of these new tickets is the fact that they are made of hard plastic and are therefore more durable than the current paper tickets.