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Old 10-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Key to the World Card demagnetization

Stupid question: do the key to the world cards get demagnetized by Iphone or magnets? I have a magnet on my cell phone case which doesn't bother my credit cards, but apparently does not like hotel keys.

Can't remember having a problem in the past at Disney, however, during my last two hotel stays (South Carolina and Atlantic City in the last two months) I demagnetized both of my hotel cards.

Just want to prepare for my upcoming trip.

Anyone know?

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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The iPhone itself should have no effect on your card however the magnet on the case will have an effect.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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The iPhone itself should have no effect on your card however the magnet on the case will have an effect.
Thanks for the response!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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Yep.

I used to use a shoulder bag in the parks which had a magnetic closure on it.
My KTTW card got demagnetized just from being in one of the zipper pouches inside the bag, about three fabric layers and two inches away from the actual magnet.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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Since the cards now have an RFID chip instead of the customary mag stripe there should be no more issues.

With the mag stripe I had a problem with my old Blackberry yet not with my iPhone Who knows but I am still careful about it just because its a p.i.t.a. to have to go get new keys. Not the end of the world, just a pain, IMO.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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Since the cards now have an RFID chip instead of the customary mag stripe there should be no more issues.
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Although room keys at many resorts now use RFID for room unlocking (rather than mag stripe), the magnetic stripe is still used for merchandise and park admission, so yes, you still need to worry about demagnetization
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:38 AM   #7
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Although room keys at many resorts now use RFID for room unlocking (rather than mag stripe), the magnetic stripe is still used for merchandise and park admission, so yes, you still need to worry about demagnetization
Good to know! Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:42 AM   #8
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Yes I had a problem with mine last year from the magnetic closure on my bag!
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