Today’s theme park adventure takes us to Universal Orlando!
Lots has been happening over at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, as Halloween Horror Nights is well underway, Epic Universe construction continues, and the resort was recently approved for a special district. That’s not all, though. When we visited the park today, we noticed something TOTALLY NEW that could seriously change the way you enter the park.
When we entered the park on October 12th, we noticed that there was a sign at the entrance that was headed, “Photo Validation.” Yessiree, Universal is officially testing Photo Validation as a way to enter the theme parks more seamlessly!
According to the sign, Photo Validation is still undergoing testing and is only available at limited, random times. If Photo Validation is currently being tested while you’re visiting, you can still opt to go through the finger-scan line.
Basically, it’s like it’s been in the past at Universal and the process currently used at Disney World. It’ll scan you during your first trip to the parks during your vacation and link your image to your ticket. For the rest of your trip, you will be allowed access to the park based on facial recognition. HOW COOL?!
Of course, we HAD to try it out, and we actually found that it was quick and seamless. It was even faster than scanning our finger, which is awesome.
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