Hey Disney Voice Assistant testing to begin at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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Hey Disney Voice Assistant testing to begin at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The New Hey Disney Voice Assistant has started to show up at the Walt Disney World Resorts. Guests staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort have reported the devices started showing up in their rooms yesterday.

Guests staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort have been notified that Cast Members may need to enter their rooms to install equipment for the test.

‘Hey, Disney!’ will let fans and guests interact with some of their most beloved Disney characters, simply by saying “Hey, Disney!” on supported Echo devices at home and at Disney Resort hotels.

Related – Interact With Disney Magic In New Ways With MagicBand+ And Hey Disney!

Here is more information on Hey Disney:

The history of The Walt Disney Company is full of successful corporate collaborations, producing innovative experiences everywhere from World’s Fairs to Tomorrowland’s to the pavilions of EPCOT and beyond. Now Disney is creating its own custom voice assistant using Alexa technology for supported Echo devices. Called “Hey Disney!”, this digital voice assistant will work alongside Alexa to respond to vocal prompts, bringing Disney characters and stories to life in magical new ways to make guest stays more convenient, engaging, and enjoyable.

“Hey Disney!” will begin rolling out in select Disney Resort hotel guest rooms across Walt Disney World later this year as part of the vacation destination’s 50th-anniversary celebration. Access will be offered as an optional, complimentary feature during guest stays. “Hey Disney!” will make the services Alexa users know and love – weather forecasts, timers, alarms, etc. – magical with the help of more than 25 popular characters including Mickey Mouse, Olaf, Rocket and Groot, Princess Tiana and many more.

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“Hey Disney!” also features an all-new character, the Disney Magical Companion, who will help guests discover more than a thousand magical interactions, such as hearing special greetings and jokes from authentic Disney character voices, asking trivia questions and exploring audio environments inspired by Disney films and destinations. Guests of Disney Resort hotels will be able to learn helpful information about their vacation (“Hey Disney! When does the next bus to EPCOT depart?”), order room amenities (“Hey Disney! Can we have some extra towels?”) and more.

“Hey Disney!” will also be available for purchase in the U.S. for supported Echo devices via the Alexa Skills Store, inviting Disney fans to make every day at home more magical. In the future, MagicBand+ will work with “Hey Disney!” by pairing with supported Echo devices to enhance some “Hey Disney!” experiences. More details will be released soon.

What do you think about the new Hey Disney Digitial Assistant? Wouldnt it be cool to have one of these for your home?


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