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Topic: Latest: Disneyland Cracks Down on Ticket Renting By Requiring ID

Fri 11/9/2012 1:59a
This topic is for Discussion of Latest: Disneyland Cracks Down on Ticket Renting By Requiring ID

The Orange County Register writes Disney's two parks here are cracking down on visitors who rent tickets from unauthorized brokers – a practice that violates company policy but is not illegal. They have recently began requiring visitors to show identification if they are using four- to five-day park passes, which now include their names. Previously, park employees only asked for identification sporadically.

Fri 11/9/2012 1:59a
I'd love to know why Disneyland doesn't just do the "biometric" fingerprint thing that they do in WDW, Sea World, Uni, etc.???

Fri 11/9/2012 4:22a
It does seems strange that they haven't gone the biometric route, especially since every turnstyle on the DCA side was replaced within the last 12 months, meaning the upgrade could have been installed while they were swapping them out anyway. Perhaps they think (rightfully so, in my opinion) that Californians are too paranoid about 'the man' stealing their identity and individualism to make the change work well. I just don't see how asking for ID could possibly be a faster/more efficient way to get guests into the parks.

WDW has also started texting for NextGen entrances that don't even use turnstyles. There are a series of posts where guests can swipe their RFIDs, and that will let them in. There is about 1 CM for ever 4 locations, meaning that it theoretically reduces the required staffing. We'll see what they implement in coming months, as they roll out the NextGen 'upgrades'; DLR will likely follow some of those same steps
Dr Hans Reinhardt
Fri 11/9/2012 8:44a
"Perhaps they think (rightfully so, in my opinion) that Californians are too paranoid about 'the man' stealing their identity and individualism to make the change work well."

I would think that Central Floridians and mid-American tourists would be just as alarmed if not more so. It's the folks from these regions of the country that always seem to be the most vocal about the government watching them.

Oh, but wait, Disney is a big corporation. That explains why they're fine with it, probably.
Fri 11/9/2012 1:57p
That's the one thing I loved about the parks at WDW- the speed at which they get people through the front gates. DLR is terrible- no separate lines for people without bags at the bag search, inefficient use of front gate staff, etc.

At WDW, if someone has a ticketing problem or question, the setup encourages people to step aside or get through the turnstile first before stopping to ask their question. At DL, I always seem to get behind the people who think it's appropriate to ask the busy CM who is currently trying to get hundreds of people through the gate a five minute question about when the parade starts or where the best place for lunch is. It's not really that easy for the folks with problematic ticket media to not be in the way while the issue is resolved, nor for the people behind them in line to get around them. Personally, I'm okay with the biometrics, especially since I can visibly see and experience the efficiency of that system. Odd how the most obvious thing to export out west as part of "OneDisney" is apparently a non-starter.

Fri 11/9/2012 2:01p
As "Gabby Johnson" put it, "Rarebitz!"

And DLR may be facing union pressure not to implement anything that would reduce staffing requirements.

And I don't see how Disney could be unable to make "ticket renting" illegal, the same way transit pass sharing is illegal: it was my understanding that simply having a "NON-TRANSFERABLE" endorsement on the ticket is enough.
Fri 11/9/2012 2:02p
My experience with the Biometrics at Sea World is that it takes like 10x longer for someone to be admitted. Their system is HORRIBLE. I don't have my bio on file so they check id and that takes WAY less time than their bio system which doesn't work. I don't understand why they don't update to a system that works well like the one at WDW. After the first week of using it they should have called in the company to remove it and get something better.
Fri 11/9/2012 2:03p
Uh, my "Rarebitz!" was for Reinhardt.
Dr Hans Reinhardt
Fri 11/9/2012 2:13p
"Uh, my "Rarebitz!" was for Reinhardt."

Fri 11/9/2012 3:29p
The "Authentic Frontier Gibberish" scene in Blazing Saddles: When Olson Johnson agrees with Gabby Johnson, Gabby Johnson replies, "Rarebitz!"

I was agreeing with your post.

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