Disney Travel Agent
  • Animation
    New Animation and Virtual Reality Tech in This Week’s Disney Patents

    Disney develops new technology at a near constant pace, and what projects they are working on give us not only an idea of their invention process, but also a glimpse into what we may eventually see from them in the future. Patents filed by Disney Enterprises, Inc. this week cover a range of animation applications […]

  • New Disney Research Project Translates Written Scripts Into Virtual Reality Previews

    Whether live action or animated, the finished story you see on screen takes countless hours of effort before it’s fully formed. Developing a written script into an engaging visual concept can be daunting; Disney Research is working on a way to streamline the process. During San Francisco’s Virtual Reality Developers Conference on Monday, Disney Research […]

  • SeaWorld’s Remodel of Kraken Goes Beyond the Addition of Virtual-Reality Headsets

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, SeaWorld’s remodel of the Kraken roller coaster will involve more than just the addition of the virtual-reality headsets. When the massive thrill attraction reopens as Kraken Unleashed in June, guests will notice many physical changes to the area around the coaster, including the missing “enormous eel-like kraken creature – big enough […]

  • Augmented Reality
    Walt Disney World Trip Report 2071 – Virtual Magic Kingdom

    In a recent DIS article, “Bob Iger Says Disney Reality Can Be Augmented, Never Virtual“, when Mr. Iger said “never” it reminded me of an alleged statement Bill Gates said at a computer trade show in 1981. Bill Gates supposedly uttered this statement, in defense of the just-introduced IBM PC’s 640KB usable RAM limit: “640K […]

  • Bob Iger Says Disney Reality Can Be Augmented, Never Virtual

    Although other parks have used virtual reality as a cost-effective measure to update their attractions, Disney CEO Bob Iger gave a strong “no” to the prospect of using it in the Disney Parks. Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld, and Six Flags have all taken to virtual reality as a method to innovate their properties. Disney innovation, although […]

  • SeaWorld May Add Virtual Reality Animals to their Kraken Coaster

    When theme parks use virtual reality in their attractions, it creates a realistic illusion for its guests making them feel as though they’re actually right there living in that moment. What they’re seeing on the screen in front of them or through the goggles they’re wearing instantly transports them into whatever world they’re intended to […]