PHOTOS: Walt Disney World Testing New X-Ray Machines at Security

Shannen Ace

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EPCOT security testing X-ray machines

PHOTOS: Walt Disney World Testing New X-Ray Machines at Security

On Thursday morning, we spotted Walt Disney World testing new X-ray machines with Cast Members at an EPCOT security station.

Disney Testing New X-Ray Machines

EPCOT security testing X-ray machines

Testing was taking place at the lefthand security gate when approaching EPCOT.

Disney is not yet testing the X-ray machines with guests. The X-ray machines are for bags and other items, and are used in combination with the contactless scanners that guests walk through, which were tested and installed throughout 2020.

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The contactless scanners replaced metal detectors and X-ray machines, allowing guests to walk through a single machine without removing or setting down their bags. The scanners flag guests for further screening and they step aside to have their bags searched and/or to have a metal detector wand waved over them.

It seems Disney decided this system wasn’t working quite right. We observed Cast Members placing bags in the X-ray machines and then walking through the scanners. A similar system is in place at Universal Orlando Resort.

How do you feel about X-ray machines returning to Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at

2 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Walt Disney World Testing New X-Ray Machines at Security”

  1. After having spent time at WDW and Disneyland last month, I wish that DL would catch up. Their metal detectors and guards going – slowly – through every bag, every compartment is horrible by comparison. Maybe they could get some of WDW’s old machines if WDW upgrades! : )


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