Just recently, the new voice assistant product created by Disney for Alexa technology, called Hey Disney!, was officially released for United States customers. The product uses an annual, auto-renewing subscription through the Alexa Skills Store to activate on any supported Echo devices. Here are five ways you and your family can enjoy your new subscription and bring a touch of the Disney Resorts into your home.
Learn Some Disney Jokes
It’s important to have a few age-appropriate jokes in your repertoire, as you never know when you might need to change the vibe of a room with kids. This feature will come in handy for those tense moments where you can ask for the device to tell you a joke or ask in advance and recite it when necessary.
Get ready to be amused by beloved, iconic characters — for example, just say, ‘Hey Disney, tell me a Lion King joke,’ and you’ll receive a crowd-pleasing, any-age joke that will make the whole family laugh. You can also ask the Disney Magical Companion for fun facts or riddles by a variety of guest comedians like Goofy, Fozzie Bear, and Mater – the (humorous) opportunities are endless!
Listen to Disney-Themed Soundscapes
Drifting off to sleep or setting the scene for a themed party has never been so easy with Disney’s new soundscapes that are perfectly themed to your favorite Disney stories.
Have you ever wanted to drift off to a galaxy far, far away with a Star Wars soundscape? Inspired by the sights and sounds of Disney universes, movies, and content, simply say ‘Hey Disney, play a soundscape’ to be transported to another land from Coco, Frozen, and more.
Take A Trivia Challenge
Family trivia can be a lot of fun to pass a few minutes or even a few hours! Did you know that you can ask “Hey, Disney” to play trivia and give your family one of 300 questions? I’m sure to be keeping score in my house!
True or false: EPCOT originally stood for ‘Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow?’ It’s time to show off your Disney trivia skills! Packed with over 300 questions about Disney parks, characters, movies, and history, each round is hosted by the Disney Magical Companion. Get ready for some friendly competition by saying, ‘Hey, Disney, play Trivia.’ PS. The answer is: “True.”
The kids will never get sick of listening to interactive stories where you can enjoy your own character interactions along the way! These experiences sound perfect for adventurous little ones that love using their imagination.
With Hey Disney!’s play-along adventures — interactive audio and visual experiences that guide you on a fun-filled journey — you can go on fishing trips with Goofy, speak whale with Dory, visit Arendelle with Anna and Olaf, or choose from a variety of different character interactions including, Mickey Mouse and Pluto, Goofy and Donald, Tiana, Mater, C-3PO and R2D2, The Muppets, and Genie. For example, you can say, ‘Hey Disney, go on an adventure with Mater,’ and Mater will conduct a fun adventure through Radiator Springs. Engaging for the whole family, these adventures are packed with surprises and exciting rewards.
Listen to Classic Storybooks
There is nothing like a good Disney story to end a busy day of hard work. Now, you can simply say, “Hey, Disney,” and enjoy the story along with your child, listening along to tales about their favorite characters.
Finally, as your day comes to a close, settle in for some bedtime storybook tales. With over a hundred stories available on Hey Disney!, fans can listen to tales about The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, Cars, The Princess and the Frog, and more. Just say, “Hey Disney, tell me a story.”Disney Parks Blog
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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