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    Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    I remember this being talked about before, but haven't heard any sort of update. Anyone know? WDW, Sea World, and USH all have it. Why not Disney/DCA?
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    Finger scanning?
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    Walt Disney World has a finger scanning system for when you put the card into the machine and and you have to put your finger on a scanner. These scanners do not store the finger print for very long. It's just to make sure that you're not crossing the turnstiles and passing your ticket to someone else.
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by aurorahermione View Post
    Finger scanning?
    Ya. Also called biometrics. They scan your fingerprint when you enter to make sure it's you. Prevents the CM from having to confirm your face on APs, and prevents people from sharing multi-day passes.

    You can see the metal finger reader on the top of the turnstile. You put the ticket it, a circle lights up, you put your finger on it, and then grab your ticket on the other side.


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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneytwins View Post
    Walt Disney World has a finger scanning system for when you put the card into the machine and and you have to put your finger on a scanner. These scanners do not store the finger print for very long. It's just to make sure that you're not crossing the turnstiles and passing your ticket to someone else.
    Your fingerprint is converted into a special digital "signature" that is saved on the computer system. The digital signature is always saved, but your "fingerprint" isn't. It's not just preventing you from passing your ticket off to someone else - nobody but you will ever be able to use the ticket.

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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    As amazing as that would be, I'm going to have to say no. Because they will still need to have people there for the non-AP guests. Also, think of the germs and how sticky they'd be from all the little kids.

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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    Al mentioned this back in Aug. I really hope it happens, it works very nicely at WDW IMO.
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    By the time the new DCA entrance and those new uniforms debut, Anaheim will also have installed a next-generation version of the biometric finger scanners already used at Walt Disney World’s theme park entrance gates. The hope is that this new ticketing system will not only speed the process of hopping between the two theme parks, especially with DCA’s increasing popularity, but also put a stop to much of the abuse currently associated with some Annual Passholders and partially used multi-day tickets being bought and sold on eBay and Craigslist.
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    I don't mind as long as they don't get rid of the turnstile sound.
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    I really don't see why they wouldn't update the turnstiles with the new entrance.


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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    Quote Originally Posted by junglecskipper View Post
    I don't mind as long as they don't get rid of the turnstile sound.
    No kidding! They BETTER keep those sounds.


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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    I think the plan is to add these to both of the parks.

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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    I would imagine that Disneyland will eventually get biometrics. However, I think both gates will get them at the same time, so if DCA gets them with the redo of the entrance then DL will be right around the corner. Makes sense to do them at the same time.
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    Disneyland and DCA are eventually suppose to get biometrics. But like the previous poster said, both parks will get them at the same time. I keep hearing rumors of the date being pushed back. I am guessing sometime the end of this year maybe but we shall see.
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    I do remember hearing the rumor for the Biometrics a long time ago, but now that things are actually being built, I didn't know if anyone had any sort of confirmation. Seems like news/updates have been pretty mum on that point.

    And it does seem that if they are building a brand new entrance now, they may as well put in the biometrics now. Why would they build an entrance that would need to be updated not long after opening them? Or perhaps they are including the biometrics technology into the turnstiles, but not implementing them until Disney gets theirs? That makes some sense, but I don't know if that's actually the case.
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    Re: Will the new DCA entrance have finger scanning?

    According to my fellow CM's in IT, converting to biometric scanning at DLR is a while away. There are a couple of reasons for it, most notably being the fact that the current system of matching a photo to an AP works rather well in Anaheim. If everyone remembers, they installed those nice large screens at the turnstiles about 4 years ago.

    To convert, it's not just a matter of changing the turnstyle technology. It's a matter of changing the entire data colletion and maintenance infrastructure behind the scenes. Seeing as how the new DCA entrance is a mere few months away, it's unlikely (although not impossible) that the new turnstiles will incoporate biometrics as of day one. More than likely, they'll get new turnstiles with screens just like they have now, but with built in capability to have biometrics added in the future.

    Don't consider that official, just consider that my two cents from internal conversations.

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