Today has seen Disney testing a new way to enter the Disney theme parks, using RFID technology. Those who have been arriving at the parks via car and using Disney transportation have been taken over to a roped off area of the turnstiles to try out a new way of entering the park. The following photos are courtesy of @DisKingdom


As guests arrived they were greeted by cast members using tablet devices.


Their paper park tickets were scanned and assigned to a circular Mickey Mouse sticker. This stocked contains an RFID chip that can be used to access a variety of information


Once registered, guest could proceed to the new style entrance. There are no longer turnstiles in place, instead a series of pillars have been placed at the edge of the walkway in which guests will check in before entering the park.


Upon arrival at a turnstile, guests are invited to swipe there card over the Mickey icon.


Next, guests are asked to place a finger on the scanner. There seems to be some mixed reviews as to whether this will be done by every guest or only by pass holders. Until the test is over we may not know for sure.

If all is ok, guests will see the Mickey icon light up and they can enter the park.

Reports so far state that the process is much quicker and easier than what is currently in place. With the area full of more check in points and no need to pass through a turnstile it will hopefully mean shorter queues at park entrances. As you can see from the photo below, guests now enter through a wide entrance way guarded by Cast Members and Security.


What is your opinion on the changes? Are they a good thing or is there a risk that guests may be able to enter undetected without a ticket? With this new RFID technology what information is stored on it and how easily would it be for someone to hack?

Let us know what you think.

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.