Disney is always developing new technology to make your theme park experience easier. They’ve already started the rollout of the MagicMobile Pass, where you can use your phone as your theme park ticket in your mobile wallet.
We tried the facial recognition for park entry, which replaces scanning your fingerprint like you did pre-reopening. Instead, it captures your image and assigns it a unique number that connects you to your park ticket. Then, just your face can be used for entry and re-entry into Disney World’s theme parks!
We found it did not take us any longer to be scanned into the park than it did before. This technology is currently optional at the Magic Kingdom through April 23rd. While we found it easy, we decided to ask our readers on Instagram: Do you plan to use Facial Recognition?
And 51% of you said no.
Right now, participation in facial recognition for entrance at the Magic Kingdom is testing and optional, but if it ever replaces the fingerprint scan, it may not be an option. And, hey! At first, a lot of folks may have been uncomfortable with MagicBands or fingerprint scans a few years ago, and that’s all a part of Disney World now.
Disney definitely is stepping up its tech game in the wake of getting rid of free MagicBands for resort guests. As more of these developments roll out, we’ll let you know how they work and what they mean for your Disney World vacation.
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