You don’t want to miss all of the brand-new technology featuring our favorite Disney characters introduced today.
Today at South by Southwest, (SXSW) a conference and series of festivals celebrating the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture in Austin, Texas, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared how Disney uses storytelling and technology to create happiness for guests.
Josh talked about how Disney Parks tells stories through tools, immersive environments, sensory-provoking food and music, visual effects, and interactions with Disney characters.
Disney Parks tells stories through tools, immersive environments, sensory-provoking food and music, visual effects, and interactions with Disney characters.Josh D’Amaro, Chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Josh invited several Disney Imagineers onstage with him to showcase the innovation that goes into Disney storytelling. One highlight was a brand-new prototype robot Disney showcased publicly for the first time.
This robot 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! I (Susan) love how this robot resembles Judy Hoppes too!
This prototype robot can even do a somersault!
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.
Josh shared in his presentation that 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. Disney Parks are built for happiness, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Delivering more hope, inspiration and happiness is at the center of Disney’s next 100 years.Josh D’Amaro, Chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
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