PHOTOS: Biometric Scanners In Use Once Again at the Magic Kingdom

Within a matter of days, biometric scanners have made their full return to the theme parks of Walt Disney World.


This morning, the scanners were being used at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, the final park to reinstate the devices as part of the entry process. Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Blizzard Beach reinstated biometric scanning on Monday, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Wednesday. Scanning had previously been suspended in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Guests tap their ticket, MagicBand, or phone on the reader with the outline of Mickey Mouse’s head before placing their index finger on the scanner to verify that the ticket matches the guest using it.

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If the light on the device turns green, the guest is good to go to enter the park!

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  1. Is it weird that I much prefer this to the facial recognition method they were testing earlier this year?

  2. Disney’s argument that we’re “We’re in a pandemic. Shame on you.” to Scarlett Johansson regarding the Disney+ release falls flat when they do this kind of stuff.

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