Late last year, Walt Disney World announced that its resort hotels would be adding AI-driven connected smart devices that will offer guests a range of opportunities to enrich their stay. While onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, guests will get a first sneak of this technology with a “Play Test” currently on-going in the ship. We played around really briefly with the tech and have the video below of the experience.
As a bit of background, MouseInfo had the opportunity to be part of a short media tour of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser which gave us the opportunity to have a small taste of the full 2-day excursion.
Guests aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser can activate the D3-O9 Logistics Droid interactive character in their cabins by pressing the “Droid Link” button on a comms console adjacent to the
television media display console. If you’ve ever used a Google Nest or Amazon Alexa-equipped device then you’ll understand what you can get from your interaction but add that Disney twist!
Once activated, D3-O9 can have real-time conversations about your on-board adventures, receive feedback about what you’ve seen, and encourage new activities or itinerary items for your trip. You can listen to our quick convo with her above where she recognized us as new guests and very quickly got to encouraging us to investigate unusual cargo in the form of Diagnoga eggs!
With any sort of listening device, there’s always the concern of privacy and audio being recorded. When active, D3-O9 experience DOES record sounds detected within a cabin — this could include your voice or the voices of others in the cabin. D3-O9 will deactivate if you press the “Droid Link” button again or eventually on her own after a period of non-use. However, if this is a bridge too far for your comfort and you prefer completely disable the D3-O9 experience in your cabin, this can be done by contacting Passenger Services.
See it for Yourself
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyages begin March 1, 2022. Take a look at ALL our coverage at the link below.
DISCLOSURE: MouseInfo’s on-site coverage is provided courtesy of Disney. We were hosted with airfare, lodging, and select meals during the press preview in exchange for our honest thoughts. The press preview did not include overnight lodging at the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.