Fastpass to History: Who needs a Magic Band

Who needs a Magic Band

When I was a young boy we ventured from Indiana to Florida once a year with our extended family in a large RV.   We had a blast on the trip down and loved staying in the Fort Wilderness Campground.    Once on property everyone in the party received a Walt Disney World Identification Card.  Here is my card from 1978(no that’s not my signature as I was too young to sign)  , did you save any of yours?

Fort Wilderness Pass 2

This card was used to prove you were staying on property whenever boarding Disney transportation or any other area of the resort that required identification.   One other feature was you could charge items from stores and restaurants back to your account by just showing the number on the card.   Oh times were so simple, who needed electronics and Magic Bands when you could just use a hand written number.    As you can see the card did not get you admission into the one and only theme park at the time.    Do you save your Disney Park Cards?

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  • I really wish I had saved my early tickets. To think there was a time when a guest could be uniquely identified by a four digit number!

  • V No Privacy

    Oh that’s so cool! My mom once found a set of old tickets from 1990 with one day left on each of them and I was able to use them in 2011. But I had to give them up to get in the parks 🙁

  • How neat! I had never heard of these. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  • Paula @ The Magical Mouse Pad

    We have a few from FW, too. I also remember the larger sized park tickets that had a string loop at the top and we pinned them on our shirts! Entrance into the parks was stamped with a date.