Disney Parks May Start Tracking Its Visitors in This Totally Weird Way
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Disney Parks May Start Tracking Its Visitors in This Totally Weird Way

Between the addition of Shanghai Disneyland, the gun ban at Disney World and farewell to Disneyland Forever fireworks, Disney Parks have been making quite a few changes as of late.

The House of Mouse’s latest upgrade, however, kinda’ sorta’ sounds like something out of a sci-fi flick, TBH.

With new machinery in the works (Disney’s patent is currently said to be pending) to replace the current wristbands being used at Walt Disney World, Disney would take pictures of its visitors’ shoes (yes, your read that right), to track their whereabouts and subsequently “improve customer experience.”

How so, you say? Well, for starters, the shots (which would be paired with voluntary demographic info such as age, city and name) would help the company get a read on your preferences of everything from food to rides, set up character meet-and-greets (meaning a special someone *ahem, Mickey* just might be waiting for you at that next pitstop) and get you access to your photos in a jiff.

Hmmm. We gotta’ be honest — we’re not sure if this is cool or creepy! While we certainly appreciate the ideas behind the machine, we’re not sure how we feel about having our feet be participant in a radar system.

At least we can rest assured knowing that they won’t be analyzing our pedicures — the machine will reportedly only be snapping the soles of customers’ shoes, along with their height. Phew!

Are you intrigued by this new plan or disturbed? Tell us why over @BritandCo!

(h/t Hello Giggles, photos via Disney)