New no-stop security scanners now in operation at Magic Kingdom TTC completing the roll-out to all four parks

Nov 12, 2020 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Thursday November 12, 2020 10:39am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The new no-stop security scanners are now in operation at Magic Kingdom's main entrance, completing the roll-out to all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

Originally piloted in June at Disney Springs, the new scanners greatly reduce the need for bag checks and provide a much improved guest experience.

The scanners are now in use at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT main entrance, EPCOT International Gateway, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs.

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.

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

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homerdance14 days ago

Used these on our last trip we just got back on, and wow. These are an amazing improvement. We had stopped bringing anything in that didn’t fit in our pockets. But with these it’s so much more efficient. Hopefully they work well, this is for sure a massive impact by Disney.

HarperRoseMar 14, 2021

Umbrellas still need to come out.

peter11435Mar 14, 2021

I know what you meant. It take up several rows. But it’s still less than 1/4 of the 2nd level.

FigmentsFangirlMar 14, 2021

I mean the area for the line to go to the scanner and temp check; trhe scanner itself is incredibly tiny and easy to go through, but the line area is what takes up a lot of space

castlecake2.0Mar 13, 2021

They won’t be going away, maybe reconfigured eventually

peter11435Mar 13, 2021

“Pretty much all” is a bit extreme. It takes up about a quarter of level 2

FigmentsFangirlMar 13, 2021

One thing I hope for is that the EZ scanners at Disney Springs soon go away, I km,ean sure they're quick and easy, if you gotta get checked/wanded they take you aside and its fairly fast from what I went through {memo to self, dont wear your metal hair piece}. I just hope the Disney Springs EZ scanners soon get done away with, Disney Springs is gonna need that parking, pretty much all of level 2 of Orange Garage is taken up for that checkpoint It is fairly quick though, entirely non intrusive too

CntrlFlPeteMar 03, 2021

We went to each of the four parks at the end of last year. I imagine batteries are an issue (but not metal like keys and such). We hadn't been to the parks in many years, I had my phone, my keys, and my camera in a backpack as I thought it would make security easy. I heard them speak of umbrellas (need to be held in front of you) but nothing else.. Went through and I was stopped due to the camera. No biggie, fast and easy. I just laugh at myself as it was not until the 4th day that I figured to just hold the camera in front of me w/ my phone and I finally made it w/o needing additional screening. But these thing really make the screening experience better (for those that can use the canners).

Journey_OnMar 01, 2021

I know, right?? This new security check gives me much more relief, and I even look forward to it (i.e., how easy it is compared to previous versions). That and not having to put your finger on the biometric scanner makes park entry an absolute breeze.

LovePopMar 01, 2021

Wow, that's immensely horrible, no wonder they don't use it in DL.

LovePopMar 01, 2021

Metal packs of mints...that's neat, that it can actually sense that little metal.

LovePopMar 01, 2021

Thanks! Good to know. That will make things much more pleasant. Wow, even better! Wonder why? But never mind, not having to do extra work is the key! Now I can't wait to go back to WDW just to experience this. No bag search. Wow, what luxury! That is a huge improvement, about as good as the introduction of the magic band.

GringrinngghostMar 01, 2021

I've had metal packs of mints set off the scanners as well as cameras. Too bad they didn't use the xray scanner approach is actually much safer.

NelleBelleFeb 28, 2021

That's great! The person who told me about the procedure had gone back in early Feb. and had to do that. Of course, for me, I'm going to have to go through the whole pat-down-look-in-your-bag procedure since I have medical devices implanted that can't go through the scanner *sigh* oh well 🥺