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Old 04-02-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Finger Scanner?

Now that my daughter is 10, will she required to do the finger scan at the park entrances. I don't think she is going to cooperate for that.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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My son is not physically able to do the finger scan. They tried once years ago. He couldn't get his hand in the correct position. Now they just take his card and run it through. They don't even ask. FYI he uses a wheelchair, so it might just be presumptive on the part of the CM that he can't use the finger scan. But I'd say he hasn't used it for at least 15 years.
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My son also uses a wheelchair, and would be uncooperative about the scan. They have never even asked him to...they always have me use my finger for both tickets.
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I can't use the finger scanner either; I have advanced arthritis in my hands and my fingers are permanently "clawed" in a position that won't accommodate the flat scan surface. It's never been an issue. I go through the entrance queue in my scooter and 9 times out of 10 I'm not even asked to use the scanner. If I am, I just explain the problem and it's not a big deal.

Disney's policy, I believe, is that park tickets can be swapped within a family group. For instance if a group visits the parks with two parents, six kids, grandparents and maybe an aunt or sister-in-law thrown into the mix, it isn't necessary to keep track of which physical ticket belongs to which specific person. At least that's how it's worked in the past. I only visit WDW once a year and haven't been since last summer so I'm not sure if the policy changed when the new RFID wrist thingers were announced.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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I can't use the finger scanner either; I have advanced arthritis in my hands and my fingers are permanently "clawed" in a position that won't accommodate the flat scan surface. It's never been an issue. I go through the entrance queue in my scooter and 9 times out of 10 I'm not even asked to use the scanner. If I am, I just explain the problem and it's not a big deal.

Disney's policy, I believe, is that park tickets can be swapped within a family group. For instance if a group visits the parks with two parents, six kids, grandparents and maybe an aunt or sister-in-law thrown into the mix, it isn't necessary to keep track of which physical ticket belongs to which specific person. At least that's how it's worked in the past. I only visit WDW once a year and haven't been since last summer so I'm not sure if the policy changed when the new RFID wrist thingers were announced.
To clarify - its not Disney's policy, but apparently sometimes tickets that were all purchased and used together for the first time will work that way.

They do still want you to keep your tickets separated and don't count on it working if the wrong person uses the ticket.
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My son is not physically able to do the finger scan. They tried once years ago. He couldn't get his hand in the correct position. Now they just take his card and run it through. They don't even ask. FYI he uses a wheelchair, so it might just be presumptive on the part of the CM that he can't use the finger scan. But I'd say he hasn't used it for at least 15 years.
Many people could not reach the old finger scanners in a way that they could use them.
With the new scanners, many people who could not use them before will be able to.


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My son also uses a wheelchair, and would be uncooperative about the scan. They have never even asked him to...they always have me use my finger for both tickets.
Someone suggested we do that for DD, but another CM advised us not to do that.
The reason is whoever scanned their finger for her ticket will always need to be with her. For example, if DH scanned his finger for her ticket, if he wants to go early someday and DD and I want to meet him at the park, I won't be able to use her ticket for her .

We just explain she can't scan her finger and it has not been an issue. She may be able to use the new scanners, but I'm sure they won't make anyone use it who can't or won't.
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I have never been asked to do the finger scanner - I use a wheelchair and they have never even asked me. I really could do it if I tried, but they always just send me through.

Pretty much if you say, "My daughter has a disability (or whatever word you choose) and cannot use the finger scanner" they will generally work with you on it. No one has ever pushed it with me at all.
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They now have iPod touches that can swipe you ticket and they use it when busy. But it dose not require a finger scanner I would just tell the cm if your usin the RFID they my have to use the oops scanner. Because I hear they finding they havin problems over riding the the new turn styles. Because the old ones they can enter their number and you can just go through I know for aps their been reports that if their a problem. They have to go to guest services to either get new ticket or the problem fixed. Because they can't over ride them like they use to so until Disney fixes the problem and gives them a way to over ride the system you my have to talk to the cm and see what the best option. It might work out to be better for you to use the iPod touch since their no scanner to have to worry about.


This might be fixed about the time you go or not be an issue when you go I just reporting what I heard.
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