Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a personal assistant in Disney World? Imagine if you could let someone else book all your Genie+ reservations and buy your Mickey pretzels! While we don’t have real-life personal assistants quite yet, we do have virtual voice assistants arriving at various Disney resorts.
From Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts to Disney’s Art of Animation Hotel, we’re finding new technology all over the place in Disney World! With the help of Hey, Disney!, we’re one step closer to having our own personal Disney assistants!
A new complimentary perk is slowly arriving at the Disney World Resort hotels called Hey, Disney! The service uses Alexa on Amazon Echo devices and assists guests with room amenities, weather updates, planning tips, guest services, and more. If you’ve got a Disney question, Hey, Disney! (probably) has an answer — though anyone who’s used a virtual assistant device knows that the tech is still…not perfect.
During a recent visit to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, we noticed that Hey, Disney! has officially arrived at the hotel! Now, instead of calling the front desk, we can use Hey, Disney! to request things like extra towels, blankets, or pillows. Just say, “Hey, Disney! Can we get some extra towels?” Those robots can be pretty helpful (although we are still slightly terrified by the idea of a robot-apocalypse — anyone else?!).
Here’s a look at the Hey, Disney! device in our room. As you can see, we were listening to some soothing Frozen soundscapes; it was pretty relaxing. You can also learn a little Disney trivia, hear a joke or two, and experience some “magical interactions” with Disney characters. It’s a fun, free little addition to Disney hotel rooms! We love free stuff!
That said, Hey, Disney! is an optional feature for Disney Resort hotel guests. For guests with privacy concerns, Disney explained that you can turn the microphone off by pushing the button on the top of the device.
Have you used one of these new devices yet? Let us know your experience! In the meantime, we’re always on the lookout for the latest Disney news, so stay tuned for more.
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