It was announced last year at D23 that Walt Disney World is going to be getting a Star Wars-themed hotel near Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And it seems like Disney had filed a new patient titled “Multimedia System for Transforming Any Room Into a Show Environment.” This patent is for a system that will allow guests to convert any room into a completely immersive experience for guests.
Here is what some of the details from the document say about this patent:
“There are many settings where it is desirable to provide in-room entertainment to make people’s stay in that room or space more enjoyable. These spaces may range from waiting areas (e.g., airport and other transportation staging areas, health and other service waiting rooms, and so on) to hotel rooms to a room in someone’s home, and each of these spaces may be considered a “room” in this description. To date, the types of entertainment provided in these spaces or “in-room” has been quite limited. For example, hotel rooms have long been rather generic environments distinguished from each other mainly by their furnishings, decor, the hotel’s location, and out-of-room amenities provided in the hotel or its grounds. Conventional thinking in the hotel industry has been that it is desirable to make their guest very comfortable while they sleep but to otherwise encourage their guests to leave their room to partake in entertaining activities such as shopping and dining on-site or elsewhere in a resort or nearby city.”
This new system will allow for a variety of different devices to tell a story and to also create a fully immersive experience for the guests. This could include lighting devices, fans, projectors, sound, etc. This type of immersive design and experience could be applied to any of the amazing movies and characters themes, but I going to assume that this technology will be used to create the resort. And, if this application is successful, it is very possible that we could see this technology used in other resorts around Walt Disney World or other Disney resorts around the globe.