Fingers Scanners Apparently Down, Causes Huge Backup at Disney Park

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Finger scanners were reinstalled at Walt Disney World theme parks recently after they were temporarily disabled last year due to the ongoing pandemic.

This morning, however, it seems that the fingers scanners were experiencing technical difficulties, causing a huge backup at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Park opening.

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According to WDW Daily News on Twitter, the finger scanners were not working at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this morning and Guests were not able to enter the Park, causing a huge backup:

So apparently the scanners aren’t working correctly and there is a back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios currently. Maybe bringing back the finger scan wasn’t such a great idea

Related: Trying to Avoid Germs at Disney World? Don’t Scan Your Finger When You Enter!

Another Disney World Guest current at Hollywood Studios, Katie, took to Twitter to share their frustrations as well, writing:

Cool, Hollywood Studios is having connection issues at the entrance gate touchpoints and we’re all just stuck here. 

The good news is that it seems as though the finger scanners are now working and Guests are allowed to enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios, though there are still long lines at the gate:

Update: they are finally getting people in now. Still long lines but at least people are being able to enter

It seems as though the Park is now operating as normal, but stay tuned to Inside the Magic for the most up-to-date information regarding finger scanners at Walt Disney World Resort.

Are you at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today? Did you experience issues with the finger scanners at Park opening? Let us know in the comments below.

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