Last updated: 10:38 AM ET, Tue September 13 2016

Disney Adds Finger Scanning System for Children

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | September 13, 2016

Disney Adds Finger Scanning System for Children

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As part of Walt Disney World’s new security policy, the amusement park has added a finger scanning system at its entrances to combat ticket fraud. Part of the updated process will also force children between three- and nine-years-old to have their fingers electronically scanned before entering the facility.

According to, officials from Walt Disney World said the new policy was quietly rolled out in late August, but that the finger scanning system has been in place at several of the company’s parks for about a decade.

A Disney spokeswoman said that parents who did not feel comfortable making their children go through the finger scanning system will be able to use their own finger to match the ticket instead. In addition, the finger scanning machines do not store fingerprints and the info expires at the end of the day.

Before the recent changes, Disney only made adults and children over nine years old go through the finger scanning system, but the theme park is looking to prevent guests from swapping tickets and stop scalpers from reselling tickets that have not expired.

As for reactions to the new finger scanning system for children, it was a mixed bag:

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