New details for Hey Disney Digital Voice Assistant Coming to Walt Disney World. Disney is becoming more interactive with the new handsfree assistant Hey Disney. Alongside Amazon, the new device will work with Alexa and will bring stories to life, and make your Disney experience more enjoyable. With Forecasts, Disney News, Time, Alarms, and over 1000 “Magical interactions”.
‘Hey Disney!’ Adds Magic to Amazon Alexa and Echo Devices
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 Amazon 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, complementary feature during guest stays. Hey Disney Digital Voice 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, Groot, Princess Tiana, and many more.
Hey Disney Digital Voice 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 Amazon Echo devices via the Amazon Alexa Skills Store, inviting Disney fans to make every day at home more magical. In the future, MagicBand+ will work with Hey Disney Digital Voice by pairing with supported Amazon Echo devices to enhance some “Hey Disney!” experiences. More details will be released soon.