• Honoring National Inventors Day With Some Disney Inventions

Honoring National Inventors Day With Some Disney Inventions

Jennifer Alejandra M.

Created: Feb 12, 2024

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2024

Honoring National Inventors Day With Some Disney Inventions

Did you know there is a special day that commemorates the creativity and ingenious minds of many talented people?

Yes, we are talking about the National Inventors Day, which is honored every year on February 11th, and this year was no exception.

The masterminds behind the masterpieces

We know Disney is a place filled with magic and incredible surprises day after day. But, have you ever wondered who is behind all these clever projects that make Disney - Disney - with all its beloved characters and great stories that always steal our hearts?

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They are the Walt Disney Imagineering team, and in honor of the special National Inventors Day, Disney wanted to share with fans some of the top inventions that this incredible team has brought to life and has stepped up the game for Disney’s theme parks. How amazing is that?

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The future is now, at Disney World!

Now is the time! Let’s unveil the top Walt Disney Imagineering inventions that have set the standard for the future of Disney Experiences, are you ready?

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“Free-roaming Robotic Characters”

There have been several tests already with droids that are able to go around the park side by side with a drone operator, and they are able to recognize different expressive gestures thanks to the simulation environments that are part of their chips. That's quite impressive, don’t you think? In a few years, we will have a real R2-D2 just walking around Galaxy's Edge and interacting with us!

“Audio-Animatronics figures”

This impressive technology debuted back in 1963, at the Enchanted Tiki Room (Disneyland), and has become a staple in all Disney since then. Animatronics are everywhere in Disney, after all.

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This unique technology can now be found in so many different attractions around the parks in the shape of our favorite characters, such as:

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • And one of the tallest ones at Pandora - The Avatar World

For each of these creations, a huge amount of work has been done by the many professionals that integrate the Imagineering team, from Illusion Integration and Show Programming to Mechanical Engineering and Figure Finishing. 

This resulted in the perfect combination of art and innovation, bringing magic to real life. Sadly, no Fairy Godmother had a hand in all that work, that's just us humans doing our best!

“Indestructible Robots”

Imagine a day you’re walking around EPCOT and you see Stitch doing a star turn. 

Sounds curious yet cool, right? This can be a sneak peek of the future experiences that Disney is preparing for us all, thanks to the new indestructible robots whose prototypes debuted last year at the SXSW conference.

One of the characteristics that make this incredibly new technology so unique is the ability to create human connections through different movements and personalities that can be seen when you interact with them.

This surely sets the bar to a whole new level, erasing the line between reality and fantasy. As long as we don't have the next Skynet right in front of us, I am cool with this new technology!

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Creativity and Innovation has no limits

Everything you can think of can become reality, and the greatest example is Walt Disney and its incredible dream that keeps innovating and upgrading each experience with a more futuristic and interesting focus than never before.

If you wish to keep being amazed by the outstanding surprises that the Disney team has prepared for us, do not hesitate to contact our team, and we will make sure to take care of your next Disney adventure.

Remember the sky is the limit when it comes to magic at Disney World, and your dream vacation is just a few clicks away.

Until the next one friend, and cheers again to all innovative minds, including yours!

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