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Universal Studios Singapore passholders now use their face for entry

by Brittani Tuttle

Guests visiting Universal Studios Singapore will now have to go through facial recognition scanners to enter the theme park, as reported by Reuters.

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Photos courtesy of Universal Studios Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), which owns the area of attractions where the park is located, believes the new security measure will help make park entry more streamlined for guests.

“Facial recognition provides contactless verification of tickets and ticket holders, enabling our customers to enjoy our park experience in a more efficient and seamless manner,” said RWS in a statement.

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Annual and season ticket holders for Universal Studios Singapore no longer have to have physical passes, though guests with day passes will still need tickets for entry — but after that, they can exit and re-enter using their facial image.

The use of facial recognition technology does bring about some concerns about surveillance and how the collected data will be used, but RWS told Reuters that “it had implemented stringent security measures to safeguard guest information such as storing it on encrypted servers.”

According to reports, Universal Beijing Resort also plans to use facial recognition technology.

Is this the beginning of the future in theme park entry? Could we see this technology make its way to the domestic theme parks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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