Disney invites kids to visit its Imagineering workshop for "play-testing" of its new technologies, such as for the interactive play-floor destined for the kids' clubs on the upcoming Disney Dream cruise ship.
Imagineers "play testing" on the interactive play-floor at the Disney workshops in Glendale, Calif.
A rendering of the Animator's Palate restaurant on the upcoming Disney Dream. At the start of the meal, it will recall the animation studios of early Disney cartoons, including sketches, maquettes, and reference books.
As meals in the Animator's Palate progress, lighting changes and sliding panels reveal hidden monitors, as this rendering suggests. Then, animated characters from Disney-Pixar's "Finding Nemo" will interact with diners.
In this rendering, the interactive play-floor glows in the center of Disney's Oceaneer Lab, the play area designed for kids aged 3 to 10.
Estefania Pickens, Associate Interactive Show Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering, demonstrates how the special "detection card" allows guests to activate the virtual canvases of the "Enchanted Art" and engage in interactive activities.
Bob Zalk, Senior Show Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering, at a board simulating different animated sequences that are being appraised for appearances inside the Virtual Porthole.
Part of the Enchanted Art program includes an interactive detective game in which a special card allows guests to activate special sequences in the virtual canvases to discover clues during a scavenger hunt-style family game.