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Virtual Fireworks on Demand, Keyless Room Entry and Other Cool Tech Create Magical Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

As we welcome guests back to Walt Disney World Resort hotels, there are many convenient technologies helping us deliver magical experiences.  Whether it’s limited-contact check-in, virtual chat, keyless room entry, or even virtual fireworks on demand, we offer features you may not know about. 

Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels now have virtual fireworks at their fingertips.  Our popular pre-recorded #DisneyMagicMoments viewing of one of the most spectacular nighttime shows ever created at Disney Parks – “Happily Ever After” is currently streaming on demand in resort rooms. 

Face Coverings in Common Areas at Disney Resort Hotels

The benefits of using Disney technology at our resort hotels really begins before check-in with the My Disney Experience app.  When you arrive, the app feature allows you to skip the front desk!  After checking in online, you’ll receive a notification and can use a MagicBand or My Disney Experience digital key for limited-contact entry.

Unlock you Walt Disney World Resort hotel room with your phone

If you haven’t used it yet, the digital key is the latest in the evolution of keyless room entry.   The service turns a Bluetooth®-enabled phone into a digital key that unlocks a room door, hotel entrance gate and other common area doors requiring a key.  Check our earlier digital key story for details.  

During your stay, Disney technology also allows you to virtual chat with a resort cast member at your convenience.  This feature, which is also found in the My Disney Experience app, offers support nearly anytime—so there’s no need to visit the lobby or stand in line.

Of course, there are many more convenient technologies to be discovered  – so, be sure to download the latest version of My Disney Experience for your next stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  


  • With the parks closing early, it’s great that the fireworks are “on demand” in the rooms. I’m hoping though that once parks stay open later, this is a feature that sticks around. Not all of us are able to stick around for the fireworks for various reasons and this would be a great way to still be able to see them at night before heading off to bed.

  • I am hoping things are more back to normal when I get down at the end of November. I may as my happy place, and love be interacting with Cast Members. That is all part of the Magic.

  • Wow, Never thought that pulling my phone out and logging in to my Disney app and logging in (Buffering) would get me into my room easier than using my magic band on my wrist. I will give it a try. Just another magical experience. Thanks

  • I am so happy to have “virtual fireworks.” Sure, they don’t compare to the real thing (which Disney is a master at), but…if I can sit at home and watch fireworks on YouTube, it only makes sense for Walt Disney World Resort guests to be able to sit at their temporary “home” and watch them as well on their in-room TV.

    We all get that these are not normal times, and I’m glad Disney is bringing things like this to their guests. Right now, we all just have to do the best we can to stay safe, while keeping at least SOME part of normalcy (even if we use not-normal ways to achieve it).

    Times are weird. All we can do is do our parts to make people happy when the opportunity arrives.

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