Exciting news coming out of Disney! We never cease to be amazed at the new technology Disney is constantly dishing out. From the original audio-animatronics to MagicBands and high-tech ride experiences like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – we are always eager to hear about the next big thing. Well, now we have learned that Disney is teaming up with Amazon Echo for a new feature that will have us all shouting “Hey Disney” to talk with our favorite Disney character! Check out the details below.
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Disney Parks took to Twitter to share: “Big news! Starting next year, fans at home and Disney Resort hotel Guests at @WaltDisneyWorld will be able to use an @Amazon Echo device to interact with some of their favorite characters just by saying…“Hey, Disney!”
Disney Parks Blog goes on to report: “Today we announced a project with Amazon called “Hey, Disney!” With it, we’ve created our own custom assistant, using Disney stories, characters, and more – all built on Amazon’s Alexa technology. Whether you’re at home or in one of our Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms, soon you’ll be able to use an Echo device to interact with your favorite Disney, Pixar, or Star Wars characters. “Hey, Disney!” will make your vacation easier, more meaningful, and more fun … and it will entertain and delight you when you’re at home, too. It raises the bar for immersive storytelling with authentic character voices, unique audio environments inspired by our films and destinations, and more than a thousand magical interactions to discover – so you can expect a few surprises! We’ll have more to share soon about “Hey, Disney!” and other ways that technology and innovation will continue to help us make magic and create the Disney Difference – setting ourselves apart in the world of dream vacations, renowned family entertainment, and innovative products and experiences around the world.”
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Love the Mickey Mouse stand featured in the photo above? Disney says, “To bring a little more magic to your in-home Alexa experience, we’re announcing the availability of a new Mickey-inspired stand for Echo Show 5. This OtterBox Den Series case brings the fun of Disney to your home with a playfully designed stand.”
Anyone else excited about this new Disney technology coming to Amazon devices soon? Who is your favorite character that you hope is included in “Hey Disney”? Whether you’re right at home or staying in one of the many Disney Resort Hotel Rooms, we’re thrilled with the incoming addition. We’ll keep you posted Disney fan, as Disney keeps sharing the details!