Disneyland seems to finally be playing catch-up on technology as it has been announced that the traditional black light hand stamps are now a thing of the past…
The now defunct hand stamp was used in conjunction with a park ticket to ensure that anybody reentering the parks in the same day were doing so in line with their ticket permissions. The cool twist on the stamp was that it was changed daily to showcase a different Disney character or phrase.
It would seem that now Disneyland’s new policy isn’t quite as fun but involves taking a photo of every guest when they enter the park. This can then be tied directly into the ticket and used in the system that powers entry for both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure.
The process was already in place for guests who had tickets that spanned multiple days alongside those with an Annual Pass.
it is unclear as to why Disney didn’t just use fingerprint technology like they do in Walt Disney World.
It is shame to see a fan favourite tradition die out, many guests actually used to request for the hand stamps even if it wasn’t needed!
Disneyland still has a long way to go before it catches up to the tech power that Walt Disney World has…