Children now being asked to scan fingers when entering the Walt Disney World theme parks


In what appears to be a trial, children entering the Walt Disney World theme parks are being asked to scan their fingerprint after scanning their tickets or MagicBands. It has always been just guests using adult tickets (ages 10+) that need to scan their fingers, but posters on the DISboards are reporting that children this week have been asked to scan.

pd1138, the original poster on the thread, details her experience at the parks and said halfway through her trip, when her children scanned their MagicBands, the Mickey head on the touchpoint turned blue instead of green. The 7 and 8 year olds were then asked to scan their fingers and the poster was asked to scan her own finger for her 5-year-old. She said that throughout the rest of the trip, her children often had difficulty getting their fingers to scan and remembering which finger they had originally used.

She reports that twice the children had their photos taken on an iPad by a Guest Relations cast member as an additional verification method. By the end of the trip, all of the children were getting in by using the mother’s fingerprint instead of their own. This caused a problem when the father wanted to take one child to the park, but his fingerprint wasn’t registered. Another poster questioned this part of the policy and was told that because a photo was taken, that would be used for admittance instead of a fingerprint when necessary.

The thread goes on with several posters chiming in to share their similar experiences and how they as adults have also had a lot of trouble with the finger scanners.

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