Report: Fingerprint Scanners Won’t Be Used at Disney World Theme Park Entrances

With just a few days to go until the Walt Disney World theme parks reopen, we’re learning a bit more about the reopening plans thanks to a new report from the New York Times.

In a wide-ranging article that discusses a lot of safety procedures that we already know, the Times notes that the fingerprint scanners that have become a form of identity verification at the entrance to the theme parks won’t be in use when guests are welcomed back this Saturday.

Before the theme parks closed, we wrote an article on how guests would be able to bypass the fingerprint scanning that many of our readers expressed concerns about as COVID-19 started to ramp up in the United States.

Of course, while fingerprint scanning was a great concern due to the frequency of use between guests, Disney is making a lot of operational changes to reduce contact between guests and Cast Members. Most recently, we took a look at Artificial Intelligence security screening that Disney will be rolling out to all of its Walt Disney World theme parks, beginning with Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

For more on the safety measures that Disney World is implementing, check out a recent update from the Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer.

As always, keep checking back with us here at for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests on July 11th!

Mike is the owner and writer for Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]

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