Disney World Test New Turnstiles at Epcot
We all know the feeling. You arrive at the parks and immediately become detectives. Which turnstile line is shorter? Just because it is short, does it mean the people in the line are moving quicker. Do they have a stroller that will slow down your entry and eat away at your precious park time? It seems Disney are aware of the exact same thing and are trying to do something about it.
Currently at Epcot Disney are trialling a new system that will allow quicker and easier access to the parks. The new style turnstile does not require guests to pass through a turning barrier and can accommodate more at a time.
The new system allows three guests to enter their tickets at the same time on either side. The space of what would have been 2-3 scanners now holds 6, with a Cast member overseeing 3 scanners each. It also has more space at the side of each scanner bay to allow easy entry for people with bulkier items. This should “ease entry, especially for families with strollers or wheelchairs,” according to Social Media Director Thomas Smith. We do hope it will speed up the process and reduce the wait time in to the parks. Now, if they could only do the same thing for the bag check………
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