New Lockers at IOA

Friday, August 1, 2003 10:18 PM
Just thought this was interesting. There is a new locker system in place now at Hulk at IOA. Usually you get a receipt with a code on it that you enter to get your items back, but now they take a scan of one of your fingers. That's right! They're using finger prints! Works pretty well too!

The way it works, is it asks you to place a finger on the scanner, it scans and shows it to you, then asks for one more just to match. Once you come back to get the items out, you choose your locker number, and then scan the same finger. Pretty strange...What will they do next? Retinal scan for a locker?

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Friday, August 1, 2003 10:31 PM
I'm sorry, this is a little too much.

This raises some serious privacy concerns!

Are you sure it's a fingerprint scanner (Big Brother is watching you!) or is it a biometirc scanner (a little less concerning).
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- John
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Friday, August 1, 2003 10:39 PM
It will be like James Bond getting into the safe. But couldn't someone just watch what locker you got and get a fingerprint from you after you touch something?? I like the system they have(or at least used to have) at SFWoA. You get a locker and put your stuff in and then you get to make a 4 didget password to get back in your locker. It takes forever to guess the right number though. My friend lost the combination on a ride or something so we were stuck there trying random numbers untlil we found someone to let us in.

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Friday, August 1, 2003 10:47 PM
Actually, I believe these have been around for quite some time. Well, my definition of 'quite some' is 6 months, anyway.

I remember there being two different types at IOA. The fingerprint lockers and the traditional paper receipt lockers. I seem to remember both being by the exit of Hulk, with the old-style lockers being pretty exclusive everywhere else. (Not only there, but GAm uses the same model - though, it costs money - at the exit of Superman: Ultimate Flight.)

Frankly, I'm not concerned about privacy issues (:)), because compared to those paper receipts, I've never lost a fingerprint.

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Friday, August 1, 2003 10:52 PM
They have the reciept lockers- 2 hours free at DCA, next to Grizzly River Run. I'm impressed- getting something free at a Disney park. :)

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Saturday, August 2, 2003 12:42 PM
Okay we know a park needs a new Roller Coaster when we get excited about them adding new lockers! LoL O God IOA please build something new!

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Saturday, August 2, 2003 1:16 PM
at work, instead of the traditional swipe cards we have a pad we put our hand on that identifies us. it also then gives information on how many hours/mins/secs we've worked from the last pay period, and multiplies our pay rate, factors in taxes, and shows us what our paycheck will look like if we work no more until then. It's cool, but kind of scary and beyond necessary for a 'mom and pop' grocery store =P
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Saturday, August 2, 2003 2:39 PM
Michael Darling, I am positive that it is finger print scanning mainly b/c it says "Please place finger to be scanned...." and the fact that your print shows up on the screen.

I too was worried about privacy, but realized that I haven't done anything wrong in my life...so why should I be worried.

But yes, IOA does need something new!

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"...they came like a winged curse. A twin plague of demonic dragons!" - Dueling Dragons

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Saturday, August 2, 2003 3:07 PM
You are asking a park that has had its attendance increase dramatically EVERY year since it opened to build a new roller coaster? For what reason? The Hulk is still one of the best coasters in the world and Dueling Dragons is still the only one of its kind (I think). Why would they spend the money for a new one now? Give it 5-10 years and IOA will have something BIG. To say that they "need" a new coaster is OFF THE WALL!

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Sunday, August 3, 2003 6:28 AM
Why is it a privacy concern? They don't match the scan with any personal information.

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Sunday, August 3, 2003 7:11 AM
Exactly Jeff, I don't see where the concern is either. It's not like they can print out your finger prints and put them all over a crime scene. I'm sure that once you collect your belongings that they dispose of the information. It would take a lot of storage space to keep the finger print of everybody that uses those lockers.
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Sunday, August 3, 2003 9:35 PM
Actually, Jeff, I was thinking about that today. I kinda made a snap judgement about their fingerprint harvesting. You're right, there is no other information being collected about the patron- just the fingerprint, which is (hopefully) discarded once the locker is opened.

Unless the FBI gets their hands on the locker system and ties it into the national most-wanted database ("sorry your locker cannot be opened, please visit security so that you can be escorted to the nearest federal pound-me-in-the-***-prison") there really isn't a reason to fret.

Even if there were such a tie-in, I'm surely not on that list...

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