Amid Delta Surge Disney World Re-Introduces Finger Scans

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As Disney World continues to move towards a more normal type of operations, we are seeing a lot more pre-pandemic offerings return.

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When the Disney Parks opened up last July, finger scanning did not return as one of the steps of entering the theme park. Since the COVID-19 virus is transmissible, Disney decided to forgo the finger scan to avoid unnecessary touching. Guests only had to scan their MagicBand, Park ticket, or Annual Pass in order to enter the Park.

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Now, it seems that Disney is reinstating the finger scan. Today, we have seen Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have to finger scan upon entering. However, at Magic Kingdom, the finger scan is not yet back. At the moment, we are unsure if EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be using their finger scans today, but we are likely going to see all four parks reimplement them throughout the week.

Disney content creators One Little Spark (@onelittlesparkjl) posted an Instagram story. The finger scanner at Animal Kingdom is back in full swing!

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With Disney’s 50th anniversary in tow, it seems that Disney World is prepping to ensure that all of its typical security measures are in place.

Although we have seen a lot of Disney World operations return to normal with higher capacity, high touch areas reopening, entertainment returning, and more, the Delta variant is still cause for concern for many Guests as positivity rates continue to rise especially in the state of Florida.

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Once Guests scan in, you can be assured that there are hand sanitizer stations nearby that you can use to stay safe while having a magical vacation!

It should be noted that masks are still mandated while Guests are indoors. Recently, Disney has allowed Guests to remove their masks on outdoor attractions once again and in outdoor queues. 

What do you think of finger scans returning to Disney World? Do you have an issue with it? 

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