I don’t know about the other Walt Disney World passholders, but those paper cards we had were AWFUL! Mine was all demagnetized. I was literally replacing it monthly. Why they would give passholders paper passes and resort guest plastic cards is beyond me. But that is what it was, until last week that is. Walt Disney World finally released new plastic cards with the RFID chip for Annual passholders. The only location until May to go get it is in Epcot, the Odyssey building.
It is quick and painless. You literally walk in the door and decide whether you want to look at the cool displays on the East wall, or head into line, which had NO wait to get your passes. You get to pick between Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. After you get your new card, you have to activate it on your way out the door. A Cast Member is there to help you.
In a couple of months, they said, we will be able to go online and order our wristband passes, which will replace the cards. You will get to choose your color and even an inscription inside. Annual Passholders will be the first to get these wristbands, then resort guests and finally day guests. I am really looking forward to them! Now do I want the Pink or the Red?