• On May 31, 2019
    Jennifer from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'll be traveling to Disney World this fall with some first-time visitors who are uneasy about scanning their fingerprints to enter the parks. Are there alternative ticket-validation options for these adult guests?

    Greetings Jennifer!

    You are in for a great time when you accompany first-time visitors to the Walt Disney World Resort. I have found that few folks have a grasp on how large and how magical a place the Walt Disney World Resort is!

    The process of collecting a fingerprint image is called "ticket tagging."  The ticket tag process collects bio-metric data, converts it into numerical data, and matches it to your theme park tickets. This process does not store fingerprints themselves. This technology reduces the wait time to enter the park as it reduces the need to request photo identification for each guest.

    Any guest that is uncomfortable with this process can request not to provide the scan. Guests that prefer not to scan simply provide photo identification to verify their identity.  So, as long as your friends are carrying a photo id, there shouldn't be an issue.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We love to help!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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