PHOTOS - Overhead structure added to Magic Kingdom turnstiles looks like an RFID test

Oct 10, 2012 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:02pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff
A temporary overhead structure has been added to a couple of lanes at the Magic Kingdom turnstiles.

The metal rig covers approximately three lanes, and contains a number of electronic devices overhead. Some appear to be cameras, others are unidentified. 

Disney has been experimenting with different implementations of RFID sensors at the turnstiles, most notable the Epcot test at the end of 2011. Could this new system being tested at the Magic Kingdom be something similar to Sun Pass toll plazas, where you can simply pass through, and the system identifies you using that recently revealed 'Magic Band' bracelet? The system is not yet in use, so we will have to wait and see.

In related news at the Magic Kingdom, a section of turnstiles to the far right side of the entrance is completely walled off.