Disney to scan fingers of 3- to 9-year-olds to prevent fraud

ORLANDO, Fla. — Children between the ages of 3 and 9 should be prepared to have their fingers scanned when they enter the Walt Disney World theme parks in an effort to combat fraud.

According to the Associated Press, the new requirement is in place to help block the use of stolen and shared tickets. Older children and adult visitors have been having their fingers scanned for years.

Previously, younger children's tickets were more easily transferable because they had no finger images attached to them.

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Disney introduced scanners more than a decade ago that used "finger geometry" -- pictures of several points on people's fingers.

Parents who feel uncomfortable with having their children's fingers scanned can use their own instead.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.