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Theme parks that take fingerprints and facial ID along with a ticket

From Walt Disney World to Legoland Dubai, these parks scan biometric data on guests as they enter the park

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With Covid-19 concerns easing a bit, a visit to a theme park may be in the summer plans. But as in years prior, biometric information is coming into the experience, with some parks actually requiring finger scans or testing facial recognition technology on guests.

This isn't just happening at some of the bigger names in the U.S., but at theme parks around the globe as well. While you may not be traveling internationally this summer, here are five theme parks that may ask you to hand over more than a credit card to get inside.

Universal Studios

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Universal Studios uses fingerprint scans on guests as they enter the park

Universal Studios, both in Hollywood, CA. and Orlando, FL. captures finger scans from guests as a way to "facilitate re-entry and prevent fraud" it says on its Privacy Information Center online. But those who do not want to submit to a scan can tell an employee and show their photo ID instead.

Finger scans may also be used at storage lockers which are free — but do turn a finger's image into a numerical configuration that's become a key for the locker.




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