Another change has come to the Gran Fiesta Tour in Epcot! The three Caballeros are together again, but not how you might expect. Recently, the Donald Duck animatronic was removed after a malfunction. He was even replaced with a plant wearing a hat! Now, all three animatronics have been replaced
You cannot have a Disney theme park without animatronics, right? They are used in so many different many different experiences such as Pirates of the Caribbean or Frozen Ever After. And who doesn’t love the C-3PO animatronic that is located in the queuing area for Star Tours: The Adventure Continues?
New Kinetic Wire Character Technology From Disney Research! Disney Research has been at the forefront of entertainment technology since day one of Walts vision for Disneyland. Since the 1960s and they’ve been improving technology created by Disney Imagineers including the first modern animatronics. Times have changed and now Disney has
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
Disney Research recently presented one of their most recent projects: Stickman, which is a human scale acrobatic robot. This new robot utilizes a “gravity driven pendulum launch” which allows the robot to produce a variety of somersaulting stunts. Watch the video here as Stickman, the acrobatic robot, produces a series
Reports have surfaced that Disney has filed a patent to “have amusement-park rides sense when an occupant is in a seat.” By doing so, Disney is hoping to synchronize the sounds heard in the ride with the movement of the animotronics’ mouths so the rider will be able to see
Though it may seem like the stuff of science fiction, reports are surfacing the Disney has filed for a patent that would allow them to measure a visitor’s gaze. This would help Disney to determine where visitors tend to look during rides, attractions and performances. This knowledge could help Disney