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  • On Sep 22, 2012
    Rodney from VA 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.

    We are planning on going to Disney next spring. I am very concerned about the potential invasion of privacy with fingerprinting. I read that you can just provide photo id. Is this still an option?

    Hi, Rodney! There is no reason for concern. A biometric finger scan is used to connect a certain Guest to his or her ticket. This finger scan does not record your actual fingerprint. Instead, it records numerical information about certain points on your fingertip that uniquely identify you. This data is usually retained for 30 days after the ticket is expired or when all the ticket entitlements have been used.  The computer system which maintains the biometric data is totally separate from other computer systems in Walt Disney World to keep this data secure.  Your initial biometric finger scan is what is used to compare all your subsequent finger scans as you enter the Parks.  I hope this alleviates your concerns about the finger scan system for Park entry.  If you still feel uncomfortable with having your finger scanned, you do have the option of using a photo ID to match you with your ticket. Simply speak with a Guest Relations Cast Member for information on how to do this.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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