Walt Disney World Suspends Fingerprint Scanning at Theme Park Entrances in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of Walt Disney World’s measures to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19, fingerprint scanning will be suspended at park entrances for the foreseeable future.

Cast Members at Disney’s Hollywood Studios wiping down fingerprint scanners just days before the unprecedented closures in mid-March.

Disney confirmed the suspension as part of Josh D’Amaro’s interview with The New York Times. Prior to the parks shutdown in March, Cast Members posted at park entrances were wiping down scanning stations after each use. But with other touch-required park elements like interactive queues already suspended, fingerprint scanning has apparently followed suit.

As we reported yesterday, Cast Members are currently equipped with iPads to check in guests with preview confirmations in lieu of fingerprint scanning.

Keep reading WDWNT as we continue to cover the reopening of the theme parks of Walt Disney World.

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