Facial Recognition Testing Continues at Magic Kingdom

If you’ve visited Walt Disney World recently, you may have seen facial recognition testing taking place at Magic Kingdom for park entry. This optional testing was to take place between March 23 and April 23. Disney asked that if guests would like, they could help test out this new form of technology at the park entrance. It looks like now this testing will continue on past April 23.


As updated on the Walt Disney World website, the April 23 ending date has been removed. We aren’t sure if/when Disney will stop facial recognition testing. Our thoughts are the system must be working well if they have yet to pull it.

We personally experienced the Facial Recognition Testing and found the experience to be extremely simply and an easy way to enter the park. On the other hand, we have heard from some Disney fans that they want nothing to do with it. It is currently an optional way to enter the park.


Want to learn more about how the Facial Recognition Testing works? Check out the Walt Disney World website for a step by step guide.

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.