BREAKING: Disney World Testing New Contactless Security and Bag Check System Ahead of Theme Parks Reopening

It appears that Disney is testing a new security scanning system ahead of the theme parks reopening next month. Currently, the test is taking place in the Lime Garage at Disney Springs at the entrance to the escalator.

The new process has you walk through a scanner, which you can see below in a video from the manufacturer of the technology.

The manufacturer, Evolv Express, boasts that “It is the fastest weapons-screening system on the market, consistently screening 60 people every minute for firearms and other threats. That’s 3,600 people per hour, or 10X faster than a traditional checkpoint system.”

Image courtesy of Evolv Express

We had our reporter who happened to be at Disney Springs during the testing try out the new system. He was walked through the scanner, then was asked to put his camera and aluminum water bottle into a separate TSA-style bin for security to check. This check occurred at a secondary check table, where his bag was then visually inspected inside and out. The bin didn’t move, as it was just a place to put your items, but he didn’t observe any sanitizing between Guests occurring.

He also observed that many security officers were not pulling aside those with smaller bags or purses, but larger backpacks will probably still need to searched.

Image courtesy of Evolv Express

The beauty of this new system is that it’ll be contactless, which will be important as we begin to navigate this post-COVID-19 world. This isn’t the only step that Disney will be taking, as new procedures for housekeeping and transportation have also been rolled out in recent weeks.

Of course, follow along with us here at WDWNT as we continue to cover the openings of Disney Parks and Resorts across the world.

Featured Image courtesy of Evolv Express

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Dude
Dude
5 months ago

It’s a step up from a metal detector but adding to springs is only increasing germ spread compared to the previous no check at all. Those tsa bins are the dirtiest things in the airport.

Hannah
Hannah
5 months ago

I’m confused, why was his bag checked manually? Isn’t this new system supposed to be instead of the manual check?

KaCee
KaCee
5 months ago
Reply to  Hannah

You could assume since it was an early test maybe they are spot checking to make sure the new scanners arnt missing things? And this would go away given time?

neo
neo
4 months ago
Reply to  KaCee

If they alerted they are checked. Sometimes the alarms are silent and go to a local monitor.

Jim
Jim
4 months ago

You can’t adequately check a bag without X-ray screening.

neo
neo
4 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Jim are you an expert in protective services and investigation? I doubt it with blind comment like that. The evolve uses scanning technology that is similar to x-rays in checking mass and dimensions. Also they can;t have x-rays machines since most checks are out side and logistic dynamics are not possible.