Disney has been authorized for a patent that might create customized interactive points of interest for theme park guests. The expertise would facilitate headset-free augmented actuality (AR) points of interest at Disney theme parks.
The tech would work by monitoring guests utilizing their cellphones, 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 the United States Patent and Trademark Office in July 2020.
The “Metaverse” has largely been imagined as present on the web, accessed utilizing digital actuality (VR) or AR headsets. However, the expertise proposed by Disney would convey the Metaverse to the bodily world.
This just isn’t the primary time Disney has indicated its curiosity within the Metaverse. During the corporate’s fourth-quarter earnings name throughout November 2021, CEO Bob Chapek stated the agency is getting ready to mix bodily and digital belongings within the metaverse.
“We’ll be able to connect the physical and digital worlds even more closely, allowing for storytelling, without boundaries in our own Disney Metaverse.”
In Nov. 2020, Disney Resorts Chief Strategy Officer Tilak Mandadi shared in a Linkedin article that he had his sights set on mixing the digital and bodily world.
“As we look to the future, connected park experiences that transcend the physical and digital barrier and unlock new layers of storytelling are a very exciting focus of ours,” he wrote on the time.
“These experiences are perennial, and the guest engagement is inside and outside the parks. They are unique to you, but are also social and connected. They are constantly changing, so there is always something new to discover.”
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Although Disney advised the LA Times that it has “no current 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 international lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic.