• On Oct 6, 2021
    Janice from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I see finger scanning is back at the parks. How does this get set up? When I arrive to my resort am I able to get my finger read there or will I have to wait till the morning of our first park visit? And will everyone in my party need their finger scanned?

    Hello there, Janice! Welcome to planDisney. I see that you have a trip planned to the Most Magical Place on Earth next March. That's such a great time to visit, I know you are going to have a great time. 

    You are correct, Janice. Finger scanning has returned to enter the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. This is not something that you'll be able to set up ahead of time, Janice. In fact, you'll need to have your finger scanned each time you enter a Walt Disney World Theme Park.  

    Here's how it'll work:
    • When you arrive at a Walt Disney World Theme Park, you'll scan your ticket via your MagicBand, Disney MagicMobile Service or Keys to the World Card
    • After your ticket is scanned at the Mickey symbol, the finger scanning device will light up
    • You'll use one finger and gently press it on the sensor
    • It is important that you use the same finger each time
    • Your fingerprint is then matched with your individual ticket code and if it all checks out, the Mickey sensor will light up green giving you permission to enter the theme park
    • Each person in your party with a ticket will need to do this each time you enter a Walt Disney World Theme Park
    The finger scanning process is really there to help prevent ticket fraud which is why you'll need to do it each time you enter the theme park. Typing it all out makes it seem like a drawn-out process but really it takes 10 to 15 seconds per person at most. If you have children, try to have them all use the same finger if you can. That'll cut down on the guesswork when it comes down to entering the park each morning. 

    I hope this helps gives you a look at the finger scanning process, Janice. If you have any other questions before your trip next spring, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Have fun and happy planning! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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