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VIDEO: MyMagic+ StoryMaker tech added to “It’s A Small World” ride at Walt Disney World

in Disney, Magic Kingdom, Technology, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

It certainly is a small world!

This week, the wizards at Disney Imagineering added a neat little feature using next-gen MyMagic+ StoryMaker technology to the end of Magic Kingdom’s “It’s A Small World” attraction. In the last room right before you disembark, a sensor reads guests’ MagicBands and offers them a personalized “goodbye message” on one of four screens.

As with a lot of the MagicBand technology, the feeling of knowing that something volunteered your information without your say-so (at least verbally) is a little jarring and slightly creepy, but guests should really get a kick out of it.

Check out our video below!

6 Comments

  1. Kenneth Cox

    While you don’t give your consent verbally, do you not give consent with magic band and ticket purchases? Does this fall into the level of use of images? I’d have to look at the fine print.

    However, there is a factor that there is no direct connection from name to person so..I really don’t know. I think it’s neat but I understand where some might not.

  2. Jordana

    They were testing this when we were there in January! We loved seeing our names!

  3. EricJ

    At least it’s easier than trying to get E.T. to say your name correctly at Universal.

    1. Monty

      My friends and I would purposefully come up with confusing names for ET to attempt. Sometimes he would not even try. However, sometimes the results were glorious. He would not even try Cthulhu. But, entering Amadeus makes ET say, “I’m a deuce.”

    2. Reagan greer

      i always put stupid names in and he says them but when i put my real name in he cant say it right

  4. steve devitt

    where is the storymaker on MDE or the magic band

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