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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Can't even take a vacation without...

I'm spending most of this week down in Florida with my daughter. We took a trip to Disneyworld yesterday. I hadn't been since I was 7, and was really looking forward to it. We managed to do Space Mountain, and others... And aside from the near fainting spell I received on the Madd Hatter's teacups, and very bad "Stitch" experience (in which even my daughter was equally bored and disgusted ), it was a fantastic experience.

One thing that I found troubling. Upon entering the park, the woman at the gate insisted on taking my fingerprints. This is after they already had my name, my CC#, my age, my date of birth and my address. The woman at the gate was not able to tell me why she was taking my fingerprints, nor was she able to say what they will be used for or how long they'll be stored. I started to get my "privacy" antennae up, and asked for her supervisor when my daughter started to become restless. I (presumably like most people there) just kind of shrugged my shoulders, relinquished my prints, and moved on. The "parent" antennae beats out the "privacy" antennae every day of the week...

Now that I'm thinking about this a bit more, I'd answers to those questions. Does Disney now have a file on me? What happens to that information? Does it get erased after a certain point?

If anyone reading this has some additional information about Disney's fingerprinting policy, please share it. Meanwhile, I'll send them a few letters and emails...
posted by Alan on Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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