Today, Disney announced they are partnering with Amazon on a new voice assistant called “Hey, Disney!” that utilizes Amazon’s Alexa technology.
Expected next year, “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.
With “Hey, Disney!” users get access to interactive Disney storytelling experiences and entertainment, as well as fun content like jokes, fun facts, and special surprises featuring Disney characters.
In addition to entertaining Disney fans at home, “Hey, Disney!” and Alexa will soon be available in Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms as part of an upcoming integration using Amazon’s “Alexa for Hospitality” service.
“Hey, Disney!” will be able to be accessed complimentary on Amazon Echo devices that will be installed in Disney Resort hotel rooms at Walt Disney World Resort. It and Alexa will work side-by-side to simplify a stay by answering questions, fulfilling special requests, and more. Guests can ask “Hey, Disney!” for more blankets and towels, the fastest way to get to the park in the morning, and where to get your favorite food.
“Our focus is to bring Disney storytelling to our guests wherever they are,” said Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “Through Alexa technology, ‘Hey, Disney!’ will unlock new ways for guests to engage with our iconic characters and stories both at home as well as at our Walt Disney World Resort hotels.”
The “Hey, Disney!” voice assistant was developed from the ground up by Disney, featuring original character voice recordings and audio, with over 1,000 magical interactions to discover, as well as a brand-new character created as a guide—the Disney Magical Companion.
According to Amazon, “Hey, Disney!” is expected to be available for purchase in the U.S. via the Alexa Skills Store for use on all supported Echo devices beginning in 2022.
To learn more, and be notified when “Hey, Disney!” launches, visit amazon.com/HeyDisney to sign up.
I don’t personally use Alexa, but I can see where this could be a fun thing to use. What do you think? Does “Hey, Disney!” appeal to you? Let me know what you think in comments.