The technology used in Disney parks attractions is top-of-the-line, to put it mildly! If you’ve had the opportunity to experience recent additions of rides such as “Flight of Passage,” you know exactly what I’m talking about. Disney is at the forefront of technological advancements and they aren’t stopping any time soon! Keeping true to their every-growing and constant-expanding (Walt’s ideas), new technologies equal hyper-experiences for guests that no other company can contend with.
We recently learned via Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks Experiences and Consumer Products, that Disney has grand plans to push the technology envelope even further. During the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo Chapek enlightened us through a presentation that featured exclusive looks at some of the new tech coming to Disney Parks in the near future.
Included in his presentation, Chapek emphasized the coming additions of life-like AudioAnimatronics. You seriously have to check these things out! High flying stunt animatronics open a whole new world for Disney Imagineering. Especially considering the addition of Marvel superheroes park’s character lot and shows. Oh yeah…and don’t forget the implications for soon-to-open Star Wars lands. In addition, a new ride system is featured in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” attraction at Epcot was discussed.
The future is exciting for us Disney fans! Through experimentation and partnership, we are in for spectacular visuals and experiences as new technology comes available to Imagineers. As the theme-park wars rage on, Disney remains the reigning champion and trend-setter. And we aren’t complaining! As raising the bar only leads to one thing…better and more immersive experiences for us!