Disney Has Quietly Added the Future of Theme Parks

Virtual reality (VR) has been talked about for decades, with most public uses of it being gimmicky or wholly underwhelming. The technology has promise in a variety of areas, but consumer uses of it have yet to make a major splash.

That may well have changed as Walt Disney has welcomed an immersive new VR experience to its Disney Springs shopping complex based on its Star Warsfranchise. Called “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” the new offering makes full use of VR to deliver an experience that could ultimately change how theme parks operate.

Disney Has Quietly Added the Future of Theme Parks

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BANDAI NAMCO’s New Augmented Reality Attraction

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BREAKING NEWS – Intel working with rivals to fix flaw

Chip-maker Intel has said it is working with other major tech firms to fix flaws that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems.

The issue was originally linked to a flaw in Intel’s chips, but the firm said this was “incorrect”.

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LG Display 8K OLED TV at CES 2018

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LG Display is the division of LG that manufactures the OLED and LCD panels that form the foundation of televisions sold by LG Electronics and many other companies. At CES 2018, the next generation of OLED will be introduced: the LG Display 8K OLED TV with a screen measuring an immense 88″. It’s not a consumer product you can buy any time soon; it’s an 8K technology demonstration, which we’ve seen for many years at CES—but never in a huge OLED TV.

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6 attraction technology trends to watch in 2018

There is increasing pressure for new attractions to be multifaceted – embracing new technologies to offer unique and often personalised experiences.

While the integration of the latest tech into attractions is a long established tradition, here are 6 tech trends to watch out for in the year ahead.

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New waterslide offers interactive video game experience

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Sandusky, Ohio, has introduced a new interactive gaming experience called the Storm Chaser. From WhiteWater, this slideboarding adventure combines the thrill of a waterslide with the challenge of a multilevel video game. The new attraction integrates gaming, skill, speed and competition into an experience that will define waterparks of the future.

 

 

 

 

 

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A head-to-head comparison of the two hottest electronic adventures in Orlando

Last weekend, Disney debuted another highly anticipated installment of the Star Wars saga. Many critics and fans are raving about the way it harnesses the latest technology to push familiar characters into innovative new directions, but some may find it lacks a certain essential element.

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Exclusive report from the London launch of the Star Wars VR experience:

Star Wars new premium VR experience pull out all the stops – and makes home VR look silly

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is a new virtual reality experience that’s setting up shop in London’s Westfield shopping centre for 12 weeks starting today. The experience is a collaboration between LucasFilm, ILMxLAB and VR specialists The Void, and tells an original story set between Episode 3 and Rogue One.

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