Disney World now requiring children to scan fingerprints to enter

Photo: John Couwels/CNN

Photo: John Couwels/CNN

ORLANDO, Fla. — Children ages 3 through 9 will now have to join their older counterparts in scanning their fingers when they enter Walt Disney World, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

For more than a decade, Disney has required adults and older kids to scan their fingers when entering the park.

The scanning is meant to prevent the stealing and sharing of tickets. Disney said younger kids’ tickets were previously easy to transfer because they lacked fingerprints attached to them.

Despite the new rule, parents can opt out of having their kids’ fingers scanned if they use their own fingerprint for their kids’ tickets instead.