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Thanks for the handstamp tip on DLP. I'm going there for the first time 2 weeks from now and I'd hate to be denied entry because I've never had ...
Thanks for the handstamp tip on DLP. I'm going there for the first time 2 weeks from now and I'd hate to be denied entry because I've never had my hand stamped in WDW.
Have a great time Pipper - I'm off to WDW for the first time tomorrow. I've been to DLRP 5 times but somehow I don't think that will prepare me for Orlando...
Got a few more tips about DLRP on my website if you're interested - looks like you'll be going away just as I get back! Hope to read about your trip and see photos soon.
I've only had my handstamp checked when I was park hopping very quickly. We entered Animal Kingdom to purchase a previous days picture at the little shop by the front gate and then went straight to MGM Studios. Upon entry, the turnstile would not let us through. The CM checked our handstamps and granted us entry.
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Originally Posted by turtleclanscott
That does happen. The computer "knows" that you were at the Animal Kingdom and is wondering how you got to the Studios so quickly
Well, just back from my first trip to WDW and guess what - didn't have my hand stamp checked once!
I don't recall ever having my hand stamped, let alone anyone in my party. But when we went to Universal and Islands of Adventure, all of us had to sign a sheet after we slipped our tickets through. I still don't understand why.
Laura, it was possible they were auditing their system.. (one of the best guesses I can come up with) - either that or you waived all liability
We'd bought a 4-Park Flexi-ticket which we collected at SeaWorld - the first time we went to Universal we had to sign too, and I seem to recall seeing a sign somewhere saying that people with such tickets would have to sign in/show photo id etc.
Having said that, we went back to Universal the next day and went straight through.
But never mind handstamps - what's with the finger thing!! The first time we tried getting into Disney it took us ages to get all those lights to go out!
Universal does make you sign a sheet. Personally I don't like that.
The biometrics (finger thing) is handy if programmed right.
But what's it actually doing??
We were so proud when we finally got through first time....(figured out we weren't putting our fingers far enough back - how come the guide books don't tell you about this?!)
The biometrics finger thing is measuring the length of your fingers. It's how they identify you as you at the gates. That's why if you don't put your fingers far enough back, it won't work. It measures them wrong. Don't know why the guide books don't mention it though. It's been in use at least since 2002 (I don't remember them being there in 2001), so there's been time to add them to the books.
Well I'll be prepared next time! Thanks for the info!
I had an annual pass back in 98 and they had them then
Originally Posted by tigger248
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What is the "sheet" Universal makes you sign.
Just so you know... They can't make you sign a document to waive any potential liability on their part.
e.g. By signing below, you agree that your family won't sue us if we behead you on the Cat in the Hat ride.
Not gonna fly. (trust me... I'm a lawyer. No, really)
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Well, they can ask you to sign, true, but it won't do them much good