Six Flags St. Louis implements fingerprint plan for park-goers

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 5:27 AM

(KMOV.com) - A new fingerprint scanning system at Six Flags has some parents feeling uneasy.

Patrons to the amusement park in Eureka are encountering the new system as the park reopened this month for the 2014 season. It requires any season pass holder to submit to a fingerprint scan which will match up with the name on the season pass.

 Jason Kirkpatrick discovered the new system as he visited Six Flags this past weekend with his family.

"Why does the company need the finger scan of a 3 year old and a 6 year old to let them into the park?” Kilpatrick said.

A Six Flags spokesperson says the fingerprint scanner is a new innovation this year designed to make entry into the park faster.

“We do not record any finger prints but rather a mathematical model of the finger scan,” says Six Flags spokesperson Elizabeth Gotway.

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