• On Feb 26, 2018
    Lynn from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I think the first day we go to the parks they have to link our fingerprint to our magic band or tickets? Am I remembering that right? Just want to allow some extra time for that if we need to.

    Hi Lynn, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    You’re absolutely right that, in order to enter a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park or Water Park, you’ll be required to provide biometric identification (i.e. the scan you’re talking about in your question) or show a photo ID that matches the name identified with your Theme Park Ticket. This process helps to ensure that you, and only you, have access to the entitlements (FastPass+ selections, tickets, etc) linked to your MagicBand or card. 

    I have some good news for you: the entire process takes no more than a few seconds the first time you use your Theme Park Tickets, so you don’t need to set aside extra time in order to complete this procedure. There are times, however, when the biometric scans can be a little… temperamental, so it’s always a good idea to always set aside 10-15 minutes to go through security and enter the Parks, especially if you’re planning to arrive when a Park opens. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming vacation. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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