May 23, 2014 5:01 pm

Season pass holders get line bypass at La Ronde

La Ronde amusement park is owned by Six Flags group

Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

Montreal — Skipping the line during your next trip to the amusement park may be at your fingertips, literally.

La Ronde has introduced finger point scanners for season pass holders, which will allow amusement park goers to bypass the line at the entrance.

Jules Hebert, a spokesperson for La Ronde, said that the introduction of this program will provide season pass holders a better experience by allowing them to avoid long wait times.

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However, despite claiming to allow entrance in only nine seconds, patrons are concerned about the security of their information.

Hebert explained that there is nothing to worry about.

“The system uses points on the finger that are then verified by a mathematical algorithm, instead of the whole fingerprint,” he told Global News.

Some are suggesting that La Ronde is arguing semantics and that  “fingerpoints” and fingerprints are one in the same. But experts disagree.

Eric Talbot, the CEO of security company S.I.C Biometrics told the press that people shouldn’t be concerned about the information that La Ronde is taking.

“On an image like [fingerprints], where you have 92,000 points and you just extract five, there is no concern,” he said.

“Everybody can have fun at La Ronde.”

La Ronde has said that worried pass holders will not be penalized for refusing to opt into the new initiative and they will still be able to use the standard identification card at the gate.

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