PHOTOS: Disneyland Introduces New FastPass Scanners That Combat Sunshine

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If you’ve ever tried to use your phone to redeem a FastPass at the Disneyland Resort, you know that the bright sunshine or the brightness setting on your device can make things a little difficult. Disney has decided to combat this by introducing new scanners, with the first installed at “it’s a small world”.

The new scanner has an area for the phone to be inserted. The dark area makes the barcode much easier to scan.

The old scanners looked like this:

As you can see, the device would be subject to brighter conditions with this scanner. Hopefully these new ones will help shorten the sometimes lengthy waits to redeem a FastPass at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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JARED R WIGGINS
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JARED R WIGGINS

They need to just move to disney world’s system with the magic bands.

Morgan
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Morgan

Interesting. I’ve used my phone for fast pass scanning ever since it became available, and ive never had an issue.

DynastyGo
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DynastyGo

It looks like the Shanghai Disneyland ones.

TimPat McRaven
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TimPat McRaven

Good luck combating sunshine in Southern California.