Guests visiting the theme parks of Walt Disney World may see a familiar sight for the first time in over a year with the return of the biometric scanners at the park entrances.

What’s Happening:

  • When the parks of Walt Disney World reopened after the closure caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic last summer, one of the first things guests noticed was the removal of biometric scans at park entry touchpoints.
  • Now, for the first time since last July, the biometric scanners are back in place and being used at park entrances across Walt Disney World.

  • Since last July, Biometric Scanners at all of the Walt Disney World park entrances have looked like the photo below to limit the amount of places where guests might touch in their day at the park. Now, those simple covers have been removed and the biometric scanners are used once again.

  • The purpose of the biometric scan is another measure to ensure that guests are using the ticket that was assigned to them. Reportedly, the scan measures a guest’s finger and gives it a number that is assigned to the ticket that is used in conjunction with the scan. The next time this ticket is used, whether it be a multi-day park hopper, single day park hopper, annual pass, or even a single-park single-day re-entry, the scan ensures that the same guest is using the same ticket and appropriate credentials.

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