Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Disney is testing OPTIONAL facial recognition technology for entry to the Magic Kingdom. The experiment is being assessed between 23 March and 23 April. Guests must remove hats, visors and sunglasses but their MASKS must be worn. Apparently the image taken converts to a number which is then associated with the point of entry to get into the park. There is a dedicated lane for those participating and under 18s need parental permission to have their image taken.

The park is currently operating at 35% capacity and masks must be worn for all over 2 years old. Reports from visitors is that none of the Disney magic is missing.

Over on the West side of America the news is that at last Disney Land Resort will be open again from 30 April. Initially to California residents with a reduced capacity. The two parks – Disney Land and Disney’s California Adventure have been closed since the Coronavirus pandemic started a year ago.