At a company event, Disney unveiled a VR system it has been developing with Lenovo to create an immersive Star Wars experience. For example, you can be playing HoloChess with movie characters, or engaging in lightsaber battles using a dedicated controller peripheral – that kind of cool stuff!
Greetings programs! We are sorry to report that Disney’s D23 Expo has come and gone without any update on the status of Tron 3.
Yes, indeed, it is disappointing. But do not de-rez! We have good news, too: Disney is bringing Shanghai Disneyland’s popular Tron Lightcycle Power Run ride to the U.S.!
The addition of Tron Lightcycle Power Run was announced Friday by Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland — where for now there won’t be one, as it’s only planned for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Read more…
Avengers: Infinity War might not be the only place you’ll see the Guardians rubbing shoulders with the Avengers in the near future.
Following the massive success of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! ride at Disney California Adventure, Disney’s hinted that it’s just “the beginning of an even larger superhero presence” at the park.
However, they’re not explaining exactly what that means… yet.
All they’d say at D23 was that the Guardians would soon be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what, Disney Parks & Resorts’ Bob Chapek teased, “will become a completely immersive superhero universe at Disney California Adventure.” Read more…
No, you can’t actually visit that galaxy far, far away, on account of it being fictional and all. But Disney being Disney, they’ve cooked up the next best thing.
At D23 today, Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, announced a “100% immersive” Star Wars-themed resort to come to Walt Disney World.
Plans for the resort were first reported in April, but today’s D23 panel brought our first official announcement.
Described as Disney’s “most experiential concept ever,” the luxury hotel promises to be a “100% immersive” experience in “an authentic Star Wars environment.” Read more…
Well, we can stop calling it “Star Wars Land” now. Disney has finally announced the official name for the Star Wars-themed zone that’s coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”
Yeah, I’m probably still gonna refer to it as “Star Wars Land.”
In addition, Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks & Resorts, served up a host of new details about what parkgoers can expect from
Star Wars Land Star Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeNot that we needed convincing – but hey, we’re not about to complain. Read more…
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RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani told clients in a note on Thursday that it would make perfect sense for Apple to use some of its large cash holdings to purchase Disney. While such a deal is highly unlikely, the analyst said that the president’s proposed plan to have a tax repatriation holiday, during which overseas profits could be brought into the U.S. for a lower tax rate, could generate more than $200 billion for Apple to use in a transaction.
The analyst also pointed out that Apple has been unable to recreate the success it has had in music with iTunes. A deal with Disney …
Serious motion capture setups often involve dozens of optical markers, inertial sensors or both, making them a pain to set up and tear down, and producing a ton of data. This Disney Research project produces high-quality results from just a handful of sensors by making some smart assumptions about how the body works. Read More
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