Children Must Now Scan Their Finger For Entry to Theme Parks at Walt Disney World

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Children under the age of 10 haven’t previously had to scan their finger or store their finger print in order to enter the theme parks.  They have been able to scan their Magic Band or ticket, get the green Mickey light and walk on through, while the adults must also scan.  It has been reported by guests and by WDW News Today that children under 10 are now being asked to scan log a fingerprint and scan their finger each time they enter the theme parks.  This would likely a move to prevent partial ticket resales for child tickets for unused tickets, since there was no way before for Disney to verify upon entry if the ticket had be resold or swapped to another guest.


No official announcement has been made by Disney at this time, but several reports state that this is the practice that has been in place since over the weekend.  We haven’t heard of any changes to the procedures for guests who are under 3.  Since there is no ticket to scan, they simply walk on through with their parents.  We will keep you posted as we learn additional information about this new process.  We are sure this will have an impact to the lines to enter the park with the surplus of scans and getting small children to cooperate with the process.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!