There are now new signs at select parking entrances of Walt Disney World Theme Parks asking guests to have a photo ID ready. As guests go through the toll plazas, they are required to show the ID as their MagicBands are tapped.
Some cast members have enforced this in the past, but it was never a consistent policy.
While this will help combat the issue of people using other Annual Passholders’ bands to get free parking, this will surely create some congestion as people fumble for their wallets. While the Annual Passholders still have their own entrance at many of the parks, this move shows that Disney would like to confirm payment of parking over convenience for Passholders.
There has been no official announcement from Disney yet regarding this policy, so we will keep you up to date if this is temporary or will become a permanent policy.