MouseInfo had the chance to get a first hand look at the fun new bit of technology that will be debuting soon in Disney resort hotel rooms at Disneyland Resort and also at Walt Disney World.

The “Hey Disney!” voice assistants were announced last year for Walt Disney World Resort hotels and will work alongside Amazon Alexa to respond to vocal prompts. The service will bring to life Disney characters such as characters Mickey Mouse, Olaf, C-3PO and many more. West-coast details are light but in Walt Disney World it was announced that “Hey Disney!” will 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.

Hey Disney!” will also be available for purchase in the U.S. for supported Amazon Echo devices via the Amazon Alexa Skills Store, inviting Disney fans to make every day at home more magical. In the future, MagicBand+ will work with “Hey Disney!” by pairing with supported Amazon Echo devices to enhance some “Hey Disney!” experiences. More details will be released soon.

See it for Yourself

Hey Disney voice assistance technology is coming to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. An official launch date has not yet been announced for either resort.

'HEY DISNEY!' Walt Disney World bringing Amazon Alexa and Echo voice assistance to hotel rooms