Biometric Scanning to Resume at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tomorrow, August 23

Disney paused the use of biometric fingerprint scanners at the admission tapstiles when the parks reopened in July 2020, but they make a return tomorrow, August 23. Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be the first park to see the process resume.


Guests will need to once again place their finger on the scanner after tapping in with their admission ticket or MagicBand. The same finger should be used each time as the fingerprint is associated with your ticket and used to verify your identity.

This is the latest COVID-19 health and safety procedure to be rolled back at Walt Disney World.

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  1. Disney did biometric finger scanning at Blizzard Beach today, 8/22/21, when we entered the park.

  2. Could I get a quick summary of why Disney chooses to use fingerprint scanners?

    They were not active when I went in June of 2021. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but Disney collecting my fingerprint to get into the parks is a little concerning to me.

  3. Cases go up and Disney says “hey let’s have everyone touch the same spot”. They must be getting their advise from the governor. Maybe he is the one that suggested Disney stop letting the average family be able to get on a few rides without a long wait…

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