Children under the age of 10 haven’t previously had to scan their finger or store their finger print in order to enter the theme parks. They have been able to scan their Magic Band or ticket, get the green Mickey light and walk on through, while the adults must also scan. It has been reported by guests and by WDW News Today that children under 10 are now being asked to scan log a fingerprint and scan their finger each time they enter the theme parks. This would likely a move to prevent partial ticket resales for child tickets for unused tickets, since there was no way before for Disney to verify upon entry if the ticket had be resold or swapped to another guest.
No official announcement has been made by Disney at this time, but several reports state that this is the practice that has been in place since over the weekend. We haven’t heard of any changes to the procedures for guests who are under 3. Since there is no ticket to scan, they simply walk on through with their parents. We will keep you posted as we learn additional information about this new process. We are sure this will have an impact to the lines to enter the park with the surplus of scans and getting small children to cooperate with the process.