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  • On Aug 22, 2022
    Jennifer from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is fingerprinting required for park entry? If fingerprinting is mandatory, does it matter which finger? May my child and I use our IDs instead for each park?? Thank you!

    Hi there, Jennifer! Thank you for bringing your great question to us at planDisney!

    Can you believe that you're only a few days away from your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort?! From the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you're sure to find magic waiting for you around every corner! But before you can immerse yourself in the magic, you have to tap into the parks. After speaking with a Cast Member, I was told that entrance via the fingerprint scanners is required for theme park entry. From my experience, it doesn't matter which finger that you use, just that you consistently use the same one. This scanner helps to easily and efficiently enter the theme parks!

    Well... as long as you can remember which finger you used to scan! When I traveled with my nieces and nephews, not only could they not remember which finger they used, they couldn't remember which hand they used! However, I noticed that they always wore their MagicBand on the same wrist (their left one). After resetting their fingerprint scan for the third time, we came up with a little phrase: MagicBand, magic hand! This helped remind them of the correct hand to use (their left one, the same one that held their MagicBand) and we had them use their pointer finger (because it was easiest to remember). Find what works for you and your child, as long as you're using the same finger consistently! 

    Jennifer, be sure that you've made your theme park reservations with the Disney Park Pass system so you're able to visit your desired parks! And take some time to download the My Disney Experience app, which will allow you to check wait times for attractions, view park maps, and even mobile order food.

    If you have any other questions, please visit us again. After all, you've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon!
    Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Why hello, dreamers of all ages! I’m a lightsaber-wielding, Mickey waffle-loving, adventure-seeking kid at heart! My husband and our pup live in a little town near Pittsburgh that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. We consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I’m so excited to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacation! Learn More About Michelle

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