For the next 30 days, Walt Disney World will be testing facial recognition technology at Magic Kingdom park. Guests will have the option to take part in this test as they arrive at the park.

  • Starting today (March 23) and lasting through April 23, Walt Disney World will be testing facial recognition technology at Magic Kingdom.
  • This new technology will capture an image of a Guest’s face and convert it into a unique number, which is then associated with the form of admission being used for park entry.
  • It could also allow the resort to transition to more touchless experiences in the future.
  • Guests will have the option to participate in this test when they arrive but will still be required to have both a valid theme park admission and a Disney Park Pass reservation.
  • Children under the age of 18 who wish to participate may do so with the consent and in the presence of a parent or guardian.

  • The security, integrity, and confidentiality of your information are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures that are designed to protect Guest information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
  • Images and the associated unique numbers captured for this technology test will be discarded within 30 days after the test concludes. Disney will not share the images and unique numbers captured for this test with third parties.
  • Participation in this test is optional and limited. Guests who have valid theme park admission and a Disney Park Pass reservation may use another line for park entry.
  • The length of this test is subject to change.

How it works:

  • Step 1: Enter the Facial Recognition Technology Test Lane
    • When you’re ready to enter the park, simply enter the lane designated for the test program.
  • Step 2: Remove Accessories, But Keep Your Face Covering in Place
    • Please take off any hats, visors or sunglasses before you approach the facial recognition test zone. Your face covering must remain on at all times.

  • Step 3: Face the Camera
    • Once in the facial recognition test zone, stand facing the camera and then position your valid park admission or MagicBand close to the scanner to activate the technology. The technology will capture an image, which will be converted into a unique number that will be associated with your valid ticket media.
  • Guests who return to Magic Kingdom park during the limited-time test should consider entering using the same designated entry points. Re-entering through the same lanes will help Disney to better understand how the technology works.

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