We reported earlier this week that Universal Orlando Resort has reinstated the use of its fingerprinting technology as visitors enter their theme parks. Disney also has the capability to do fingerprinting for Guests at entry gates. Both Disney and Universal stopped this practice when they reopened earlier this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, as part of additional health and safety measures for Guests. Now we have to question, will Disney begin using this technology again?
We reached out to Disney to get more information on the subject and they responded that at this time, there are no plans to change back to using their fingerprint scanning technology upon entry to their parks.
Keep in mind that the fingerprinting technology used at both Universal and Disney is to prevent fraudulent tickets from entering the park, thereby preventing the theft or misuse of tickets. With that being said, it’s no wonder that Universal Studios Florida wanted to begin using this technology again as soon as possible.
Walt Disney World, however, is currently using a reservation system in order for ticket holders to come to the park. Universal is not using any kind of pre-reservation system for their ticket holders. It could be that because Disney has this extra step in place, they do not feel the need to bring back fingerprint scanning currently. But, there could be other reasons as well. We cannot know unless Disney Parks official issue a statement on the matter.
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