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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Get Into A Disney Park For $70 A Day? I’m In!

Unless you’re buying tickets for lots and lots of days, Disney parks rarely give “good” discounts. Sure, you may be able to save a few percentage points if you buy them with Target gift cards, or get them at a big box outlet. But in general, the only time Disney gives a substantial discount is when they’re working the angle to get more people into the parks, or they’re trying to pocket gate money ahead of time. Or both. I suspect both of these are coming into play for this sale, but really, who are we to look a gift horse in the mouth, right? 😉

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Want To See The “Stranger Things” House At Universal Studios Florida Without A HHN Ticket? Here’s How!

As this is being written, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida is preparing for its last few nights of fear-filled houses, scare zones and scareactors for the Halloween 2018 season. As a final kiss (of death?) goodbye, the resort is doing something its never done before – offering a walk through one of its haunted houses during the day, no HHN or Express Pass needed!

As Dustin would say, “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!”

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Some AMAZING Ticket Deals At Universal Hollywood and Universal Orlando Theme Parks!

If  you’re a fan of Universal Orlando Resort OR Universal Hollywood Resort, heads up that they have some really, REALLY good deals on tickets going on right now that you may want to consider:

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You Want Discounted Tickets to Walt Disney World? Where To Look – And Where Not To!

There was a time when I was a HUGE fan of Disney and be it the parks, the movies, the music, you name it, I was a walking, talking Disney encyclopedia. For years before Joe and I took the leap and moved to Central Florida, if friends, family or co-workers had a question about going to Walt Disney World (WDW), be it during which part of the year they should go, what they should do or where they should eat, they’d ask me. My people from up north still ask me those kinds of questions, just via Facebook private messages rather than in person, and although I’m not “in the know” as much as I used to be, I still help them out as much as I can.

With one-day ticket prices to the parks now varying from at least $102 to $122 per day (based on season and theme park, because yes, Disney has now thrown those factors into the mix. Let’s just say I don’t recommend going to Magic Kingdom on a weekend in the summer. Oh, and don’t even THINK about park hopping because that will cost you even more), the often-asked question of, “How can I get discounted tickets to WDW?” has now turned into Continue reading “You Want Discounted Tickets to Walt Disney World? Where To Look – And Where Not To!”