Children ages three to nine will now have to have their fingers scanned when they enter a Walt Disney World theme park in Florida. The company said it’s to prevent kids’ tickets from being stolen or shared. The ticket verification process is already used by teens and adults.
Disney implemented the “Ticket Tag” program over a decade ago to curb fraudulent ticket use. The system scans a finger and converts the image into a "unique numerical value" that is tied to the ticket when it is used to re-enter or visit another park.
Parents who feel uncomfortable having a child’s finger scanned can use one of their own instead.