Disney Springs testing new no-stop security scanner for new entry screening when the parks reopen

Jun 13, 2020 in "Disney Springs"

Disney is today testing a new security scanning system that it may deploy to the theme parks when they reopen in July.

According to the manufacturer, Evolv Express is the first no-stop weapons-screening system built to automatically screen groups of people as they walk through without slowing or stopping. Express screens visitors individually or together, while automatically differentiating weapons from personal items. It is the fastest weapons-screening system on the market, consistently screening 60 people every minute for firearms and other threats. That’s 3,600 people per hour, or 10X faster than a traditional checkpoint system.

Today's test is taking place in the Lime Garage at the entrance to the escalator, and it appears to work as described. Groups are able to pass through unimpeded, and any persons that require closer screening are moved to one side where they are asked to empty the contents of bags for inspection by a CM in a much more hands-off way than previously seen at the parks.

The system also has the ability to perform human temperature screening, which could potentially be used in place of the manual screening that is currently being carried out.

It is clear that the existing bag check system at the parks will not be viable in a post COVID world, and Disney is working to address that with this new system. If successful, the new system would seem to be able to greatly reduce the sometimes long waits at theme park bag checks, and provide a much better experience for the guests with most bags not having to be manually inspected.

Check out the video below for a look at how the system works and its benefits over traditional metal detectors.

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Article Posted: Jun 13, 2020 / 1:09pm ET