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  • On Jun 9, 2023
    Cynthia from MO 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 there another option for scanning in to enter a park besides the finger print scan? My husband is a burn survivor and no longer has fingerprints. We had issues with scanning in in 2016 and it was a hassle every time. Can we just use a photo ID?

    Hey, howdy, hey, Cynthia, and welcome to planDisney. If there is one thing that Disney Theme Parks work hard on is the ability to include everyone. Whether it is Disability Access Service passes, Special Diets, or service animal accommodations, Disney wants every Guest to have a magical time.

    Great news! Guests do not need to use Ticket Tags (finger scans) to enter the theme parks and while Ticket Tags are Disney’s preference, not everyone fits into that box. When you get to the touchpoint, have your ID ready and your MagicBand or MagicBand+ that matches the name associated with the ticket through your My Disney Experience account ready to present. Likely, at least in my experience, a Guest Relations Coordinator will be called over to verify you. I have needed to enter the theme parks without going through security detectors and without using the finger scanners. It will take some extra time every time you try and enter without a finger scan. I have also visited a Ticket and Guest Relations window for the same assistance and they have escorted us into the theme parks from there.

    planDisney Pro Tip: When you approach your first theme park be sure to ask the Guest Relations Coordinator if there is anything that can be done to make entering the theme parks faster when finger scanning is not an option for you.

    Cynthia, I hope this information helps to get into the theme parks much easier. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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