Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia ~ Anatomy of a Key to the World
Did You Know...
What all those "random" numbers and letter on a Key to the World Card mean? Feel free to pull out the nearest KTTW and play along or just use mine, I don't mind!
No, all that print isn't just strings of random numbers and letters. They certainly do have useful information that can be gleaned from just a casual glance. Because many of the resorts are flipping to the MagicBands rather than key cards at Disney World in fairly short order, we will be skipping out on decoding the WDW KTTW. Since DCL (as of this writing) has not been announced in the MagicBand migration, I will use a DCL card to demonstrate.
Let's break it down starting at the top...
Disney Cruise Line - pretty self explanatory
Dates of your cruise
The letter A or M (easy at a glance Adult or Minor) if you have a cruiser with you who will be aging up part of the way through the cruise who wants to use the adult's only areas, drop by guest services for an updated card.
|Alphabet Soup? Not quite.|
Your Castaway Club level in black and white followed by your club number (or in this case a random string of numbers edited onto the picture)
Dinner seating time
A string of letters indicating your rotation
(LAAP = Lumiere's, Animator's Palate twice then Parrot Cay for example)
Your table number
A large letter of the alphabet (this is your muster station)
Last but not least, the bottom right of the card sports a teeny tiny number.
This took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out.
It corresponds to the station you checked in with when you get your key to the world card.
So now you know how those magical cast members can help you find where to go for dinner, what time your dinner is and whether you are an adult without so much as swiping your card.
|My first DCL KTTW card.|
Is there anything else you can get at a glance?
If you see (or receive) a card that has crossed keys on it and is gold in color rather than blue, then you've found someone staying concierge.
It's pretty amazing that so much information fits on the front of that card, isn't it? Now the real question is how do cast members remember you (and your favorite drink and dessert) out of thousands of guests when you see them again months or years later.
That's Disney Magic!