Today at South by Southwest, (SXSW), Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared details on how Disney “uses storytelling and technology to create happiness for guests.”
During the presentation, Josh explained how “Disney Parks tells stories through tools, immersive environments, sensory-provoking food and music, visual effects, and interactions with Disney characters.”
Josh asked several Disney Imagineers to join him onstage, where they could highlight the innovation behind Disney storytelling like a brand-new prototype robot shared for the first time publicly. Disney says the robot pictured above “pushes the boundaries of what characters can do in Disney experiences and marks the next step forward for Imagineer’s robotic advancements. It can make dynamic maneuvers, including falling down and getting back up, as well as a somersault!”
Imagineers also shared a behind-the-scenes look at another blue-sky concept that lets fans have a real-time conversation with pixie-sized Tinker Bell. Using special technology, Tinker Bell can interact with you like never before. This is the latest innovation that brings Disney characters, both big and small, to life in new ways.
The Hulk also greeted the SXSW audience during the presentation. Debuting for the first time last year at D23 Expo before heading to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park, this unique exoskeleton allows performers to bring super-sized characters to life.
As Josh shared in the presentation, delivering more hope, inspiration and happiness is at the center of Disney’s next 100 years. Walt Disney Imagineering continues to do this through constant innovation and pushing boundaries.
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