[QUOTE=cjtownman;966713]Well, I don’t know for sure that they are LINKED to our fingerprints, I just know we scanned our fingers then to get in. They were bought together, that is true. I just don’t know if they have our fingerprints on record with those tickets. [/QUOTE]
If you used the one-finger-on-a-light-pad method when you first used the ticket, then in fact your information IS linked to your tickets.
They don’t keep your fingerprint. Rather, the scan looks at several parts of the fingerprint, takes some measurements, and runs those numerical measurements through a mathematic algorithm that produces a unique number. They store that number, they don’t store an image of your fingerprint. That number can’t be used to identify you in any other venue … they run the measurements through a proprietary algorithm, so even if that data is somehow compromised, it’s not like anyone can steal an image of your fingerprint, or even backwards engineer to construct an image of your fingerprint.
The number that’s developed isn’t as unique as your fingerprint. About 1 in 1,000 people will have the same number. That’s good enough for Disney’s purposes … there is only a 1 in 1,000 chance that another individual will have the same fingerprint measurements as the buyer of the ticket.
But Disney absolutely does store that info. The finger scan is not just for show … it really works.
But of course, when it gets very very busy they have the discretion to turn off te finger scan mechanism just to keep the line moving. This isn’t done at all times, just at certain times. In other words, it’s not done on any pattern, so that people intentionally trying to cheat the system won’t be able to time their entrance for such a time when they won’t be subjected to the finger scan.
But if you did that one-finger-on-the-lightpad method, they most certainly DO have your unique identifying information linked to your ticket, whether you know it or not.