Today marks another step in the roll out of Walt Disney World's "next gen" technology. They started issuing annual passes with built in RFID. RFID stands for "Radio Frequency Identification," which makes for a better guest experience. Like the Disney resort room keys, these passes can now be used for easy access into the parks. You simply tap it against a Mickey shaped symbol on a post and you are allowed in. This makes the entrance process quicker and alleviates the need to go through the old fashioned turnstiles. Eventually, this technology will be implemented into the FastPass system as well. Another nice feature is that the pass is made of plastic, as opposed to the typically cardboard ones of the past. Since my annual pass was coming due next week, I decided to renew it today and be one of the first to have the opportunity to try out the new technology. I look forward to using it to enter Animal Kingdom tomorrow, as I will be giving a tour of that park.