It’s about time! Virtual voice assistants are coming to Walt Disney World hotel rooms with the power of Amazon Echo devices.
Using Amazon Alexa technology, Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests will soon be able to say HEY DISNEY! and ask a myriad of helpful questions — from standard Alex commands like time, alarms, and weather forecasts to more useful vacation-specific inquiries such as bus schedules or requesting hotel amenities like extra towels!
The “Hey Disney!” voice assistant will work alongside Alexa to respond to vocal prompts, bringing to life Disney characters such as characters Mickey Mouse, Olaf, C-3PO and many more.
The fancy new service will begin rolling out in Disney Resort hotel guest rooms across Walt Disney World in 2022 as part of the vacation destination’s 18-month 50th anniversary celebration. Access will be offered as an optional, complimentary feature during guest stays.
“Hey Disney!” also features an all-new character, the Disney Magical Companion, who will help guests discover more than a thousand magical interactions including:
- Special greetings
- Jokes from authentic Disney character voices
- Trivia questions
- Exploring audio environments inspired by Disney films and destinations
- Disney Resort guests will be able to learn helpful information about their vacation (“Hey Disney! When does the next bus to EPCOT depart?”), order room amenities (“Hey Disney! Can we have some extra towels?”) and more.
See it for Yourself
“Hey Disney!” will be available for purchase for supported Amazon Echo devices via the Amazon Alexa Skills store.
In addition, there are two new exclusive Mickey-inspired stands for the Echo Show 5; the durable OtterBox Den Series stands feature the iconic Mickey ears in playful designs inspired by either Mickey’s 50th anniversary celebration outfit (which will be found in Disney Resort hotel rooms) or his classic red shorts. They are available for $24.99.