Walt Disney Imagineering’s theme-park innovations go back to the audio animatronics and mystical floating heads that blew minds when Disneyland first opened, and have continued with expansions at Walt Disney World and internationally. These days, we can venture into a galaxy far, far away or see superheroes realistically take to the sky, but what we’re always looking forward to are the future advancements in entertainment.
Some of those advancements currently include free roaming robot characters with personality, and “Holotile” spaces that expand on stages and virtual reality. Disney Parks are continually aiming to step up the realm of participatory entertainment. Here’s a slideshow of some of the best modern tech we’ve seen coming out of the parks, as well as tech that’s being play-tested and will hopefully be incorporated soon.
While not actually in the parks yet, these adorable droids with personality were recently play-tested by Disney Imagineers at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.