Since 1998, DisneyQuest has provided five-levels of video and virtual game fun for its guests. The attraction was to be one of a large chain of Disney themed entertainment centers built in major cities around the world. That trend never materialized real profitability for Disney.… Read More »DisneyQuest gets a life extension at Disney Springs
There’s a hot new video format that’s taking over the internet – 360-degree VR Video. It gives you, the viewer, the ability to pan around a video while it moves through time and, usually, distance. These new cameras, like a Ricoh Theta 360, are now… Read More »360-degree VR Video invades Disney’s theme parks
A new promotion between Disney and Google encourages Star Wars fans to choose the dark side or the light to customize their Google experience. Soon there will be a Virtual Reality App to use within Google Cardboard Virtual Reality that will include new immersive experiences.… Read More »Google joins forces with Disney to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Last week, Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway made history being the first Broadway production to bring 360 degree video into a Broadway theater. The result is a 5-minute video of the opening puppet filled number “Circle of Life” that lets you step on stage… Read More »The Lion King on Broadway “Circle of Life” in 360
With the acquisition of Lucasfilm, Disney also picked up one of the true innovators in digital effects and film technology – Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). ILM may have been worth the whole $4 billion price tag themselves. Of course, now that they’re part of… Read More »Lucasfilm’s ILM developing virtual Star Wars universe for Disney’s Theme Parks
The biggest project being worked on in the renowned underground bunkers of Walt Disney World is the ultra-secret Next-Gen system. Known as NGE internally, to differentiate it from the Next-Gen interactive queues that are part of a separate project from WDI, development costs are reportedly as much as building two brand new theme parks. So it better be good right?
This morning I had the chance to sit down with two Disney executives who recently left the NGE team to start up their own company. The pair definitely had some interesting things to say, things that might just turn your ideas about the Walt Disney World Resort on its head.
Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom players continue to struggle to stop The Walt Disney Company from evicting them from their online homes. They’ve started to get a bit more press and now they’re organizing for a street protest on Saturday May 10th.
VMK Kids Unite plans to gather outside the gates of Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, CA in hopes this will convince the powers that be at Disney not to shut down VMK. I wish them luck
The full press release is below the cut: