Riverside Laundries switching to card-only payment machines

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Riverside Laundries switching to card-only payment machines

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » March 30th, 2015, 6:49 am

Following a successful trial over at French Quarter, the Port Orleans Riverside laundry machines are also now switching over to cashless payment, and will soon only be able to accept card payments.

As of the end of March 2015, both of the mansion building laundry rooms have already been converted, as has the Alligator Bayou laundry next to the quiet pool by building 18. The room by the 'twenties' pool is currently closed while work is completed on swapping the machines, leaving just the final laundry room in the Alligator Bayou thirties section to be completed very soon.

Note: As Disney is using an off-the-shelf card processing solution, there is no facility for guests to pay using Magic Bands or even old-style Disney Key to the World cards. However, as no ZIP code or PIN entry is required, any credit, debit or pre-loaded dollar payment card should work - including internationally issued cards - just as long as they have a magnetic stripe on the back.

Update on 4 April: Work is apparently now complete, all of the laundry rooms have been updated.

The new machines (including the existing ones over at French Quarter) are also internet connected. Yes, really! You can check on the current status of any of the washers and driers at Port Orleans via the website http://www.laundryview.com/disneyworld/ using either a computer or a mobile device, which allows you check for available machines and also to see when your own load is finished.

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Re: Riverside Laundries switching to card-only payment machi

Unread post by Nicola74 » March 30th, 2015, 12:17 pm

Anyone any idea of the cost of the machines and is there washing powder available to buy too? Thanks

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Re: Riverside Laundries switching to card-only payment machi

Unread post by Admin » March 30th, 2015, 12:49 pm

As far as I know the prices have not changed, so still $2 per washing load and $2 per drying cycle. And yes, you can get detergent there for $1 if you have not brought your own. See http://www.portorleans.org/services.php#Laundry .

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Unread post by Nicola74 » March 30th, 2015, 1:43 pm

Thanks Andre

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Unread post by Admin » April 4th, 2015, 7:59 pm

Work is apparently now complete, all of the laundry rooms have been updated.

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Re: Riverside Laundries switching to card-only payment machi

Unread post by Westie212 » April 17th, 2015, 7:25 pm

We will have a Disney gift card with $200 on it, can we use this ?

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Unread post by Admin » April 27th, 2015, 1:56 pm

The new machines (including the existing ones over at French Quarter) are also internet connected. Yes, really! You can check on the current status of any of the washers and driers at Port Orleans via the website www.laundryview.com/disneyworld/ using either a computer or a mobile device, which allows you check for available machines and also to see when your own load is finished.

Seriously, what will they think of next?!

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