Disney has been authorized for a patent that may create customized interactive points of interest for theme park guests. The know-how would facilitate headset-free augmented actuality (AR) points of interest at Disney theme parks.
The tech would work by monitoring guests utilizing their cell phones, and producing and projecting customized 3D results onto close by bodily areas, partitions, and objects within the park.
The leisure large was authorized for a “virtual-world simulator in a real-world venue,” patent on Dec. 28, 2021. It was initially filed to america Patent and Trademark Workplace in July 2020.
The “Metaverse” has largely been imagined as current on the web, accessed utilizing digital actuality (VR) or AR headsets. Nevertheless, the know-how proposed by Disney would deliver the Metaverse to the bodily world.
This isn’t the primary time Disney has indicated its curiosity within the Metaverse. In the course of the firm’s fourth-quarter earnings name throughout November 2021, CEO Bob Chapek stated the agency is making ready to mix bodily and digital property within the metaverse.
“We’ll be capable of join the bodily and digital worlds much more carefully, permitting for storytelling, with out boundaries in our personal Disney Metaverse.”
In Nov. 2020, Disney Resorts Chief Technique Officer Tilak Mandadi shared in a Linkedin article that he had his sights set on mixing the digital and bodily world.
“As we glance to the longer term, related park experiences that transcend the bodily and digital barrier and unlock new layers of storytelling are a really thrilling focus of ours,” he wrote on the time.
“These experiences are perennial, and the visitor engagement is inside and out of doors the parks. They’re distinctive to you, however are additionally social and related. They’re continually altering, so there’s at all times one thing new to find.”
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Though Disney informed the LA Occasions that it has “no present plans” to make use of the simulator within the close to future, the recently-approved patent echoes Mandadi’s imaginative and prescient for a “Theme Park Metaverse.”
There are 12 official Disney theme parks worldwide, within the U.S., Paris, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. In 2021, Disney generated a complete income of almost $17 billion with its parks, experiences and merchandise phase regardless of world lockdowns as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.