Most Annoying Passengers, Updates To CLEAR, 2 New Airport Delays, Wizarding World Classes & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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What’s The Real Reason Why Disney Parks Take Your Fingerprint? And What Do They Do With It?

Disneyland and Walt Disney World have been using biometrics as part of their entry system into the parks since 2013. Biometrics is defined as, “…the technical term for body measurements and calculations. It refers to metrics related to human characteristics. Biometrics authentication is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control.” (thank-you, Wikipedia). In Disney’s case, to enter a park, all guests from age 3+ are requested to scan their ticket media (or your Magic Band) and then place their finger onto a scanner to confirm your ID.

But why do they use this form of identification? Isn’t it a little, well, “invasion of privacy-esque” to have your fingerprint on file? And what do they do with the info?

Well, there’s someone who found out…

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The Ultimate Look Back At WDW’s Original “Journey Into Imagination” Attraction (1983-1998)

Epcot was originally imagined by Walt Disney himself as what would be an urban city center, residential areas, and a series of mass transportation systems that would connect the community. However the concept of Epcot changed gears following Disney’s death in 1966 and it eventually morphed into a place to showcase different countries (a’la a world’s fair. It’s called World Showcase), as well as modern innovation through “edutainment” (education + entertainment) attractions. Each pavilion in the “Future World” area of Epcot focused on something different…space, farming, technology, etc.

Less than 2 years after the opening of Epcot in 1981, The Imagination pavilion, a pavilion that celebrated imagination, opened in early 1983. Its main attraction, a ride called Journey Into Imagination, was said to be the favorite of MANY Disney fans, partially because of its catchy theme song, but mainly because of a cute little guy named Figment, who, along with a man named Dreamfinder were the pavilion’s main characters.

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Airline Limits Total Luggage Allowance, Resort Fee Decrease, Funniest Lesser-Known Posts from 4/1, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Tired Of Carrying All Your Stuff Around Walt Disney World or Universal? There’s A Fix For That!

When people go to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort for the day, especially when they have kids in tow, they tend to have to carry a lot of stuff. Depend on several factors, they may have to contend with holding:

  • Coats/jackets/ponchos
  • umbrellas/mister fans/sunglasses
  • Diaper bag
  • Toys for kids
  • Change of clothes
  • Bags upon bags of souvenirs
  • Coolers with food/drink/snacks/medication
  • Pocketbook/backpack/camera bag
  • etc. etc. etc.

And if you go on an attraction, it’s recommended that you take all your “stuff” with you (or potentially pay to put it into a locker), because even if you have a stroller or wheelchair for a member or members of your party, people have been known to steal things right out of them (and sometimes the entire wheelchair or stroller, with its contents!).

So we were thrilled when we recently read about an entrepreneur who has come up with an idea to help all these guests at the Central Florida theme parks with all the things they have to carry…

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