Guests visiting Disney Springs via the Lime Garage on Saturday saw Disney testing out a brand new contactless security scanner that could dramatically improve Walt Disney World’s bag check process. The new scanners, called Evolv Express, use AI to scan and differentiate weapons from regular personal items without any form of contact.
Should the scanners detect something, the guest would be pulled to the side and their items would be inspected by a security cast member. The scanners greatly speed up the arrival process for guests and it removes most contact, which is important when trying to maintain health guidelines between cast members and guests.
Below is a video from Evolv Technology outlining how Evolv Express works and how it can make the arrival experience more convenient for guests. The machines boast to be quicker and more efficient than standard metal detectors.
Currently, Walt Disney World’s bag check system is a slow, tedious process that involves waiting in line until a cast member physically searches through your bag. The process is annoying at best (having to repack your things after they were rummaged through) and extremely invasive at worst. The process can vary wildly from one cast member to the next, resulting in some confusion for guests who don’t know what to expect.
We hope this test is a success as making bag check a quicker and mostly contactless experience would be a huge improvement at Walt Disney World’s theme parks.