Now, because so many of us go to Disneyland on a regular basis, we tend to overlook some of the coolest things at Disneyland that we take for granted. For instance, the lockers are really neat nowadays. Remember back in the day where you'd put in your quarters, turn the key and then remove it to lock it? Well, now they have a fully electronic system that works like an ATM! It is so cool, what you do is you insert a credit card, which you'll need since the fee is $3 to $6 (!) and then select your locker number. There's a button on each locker (no keys at all) and this button blinks when it's ready to be opened. To open it you simply walk up to the central ATM system, enter your PIN number that it's given you, push the blinking button on your locker and, bingo, no keys or quarters whatsoever.
It sounds kind of confusing, and it really is until you get used to it, however it's really neat to watch and do. But after paying the stinging price of $10 for parking and $60 to get into one park, $6 more for a mediocre-sized locker just chafes. Much like the modern coinless Vegas has allowed for 400-credit penny machines and lightning fast spending, the central ATM system in the Disneyland locker facility allows it to charge outrageous prices. Just like no one could sit at a penny slot machine and put 400 pennies into it without coinless technology, it'd be very hard for Disneyland to charge $6 because that's 24 quarters.
I'm sure Walt loves the brand spankin' new technology in his park, but the nickel-and-diming motivations behind it probably have him pretty pissed off. In any case, it's really neat and I just thought I'd mention it for the people who don't make it to the park on a regular basis. Sometimes these small but fascinating things get overlooked.