It always seems that Disney is coming up with the next best thing and even a pandemic can’t stop that!
Disney researchers are now developing a new audio-animatronic figure with subtle eye and head movements that could allow characters like Captain Jack Sparrow in Disneyland and Disney World attractions to engage in more lifelike human-robot interactions.
The next-generation audio-animatronic was developed by Walt Disney Imagineering’s Advanced Development team, Disney Research innovation lab, California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and uses “realistic gaze” to identify people so the robot can turn to face and engage with them.
A series of smaller motions allow the highly animated and articulated robot to create the illusion of life. The animatronic’s head rises and falls subtly to simulate breathing. Quick, darting eye movements by the animatronic create the illusion of examining a person’s entire face. The animatronic can even momentarily shift its gaze in reaction to a sudden sound in the distance before refocusing on a person’s face.
The next-gen animatronics with the lifelike gaze are not expected to appear in Disney theme parks for several years. However, other new animatronics from Imagineering are heading to Disney’s Anaheim theme parks soon!
What do you think about this new tech at Disney, awesome or would it creep you out?
As many know Disneyland and California Adventure Park (and all other theme parks statewide) have been closed since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Yet there is a silver lining.
Earlier this week, California health officials provided guidelines for how theme parks could potentially re-open when a county that the park resides in is in the yellow tier, and even then, with only 25% capacity.
Orange County is currently in the red tier of California’s four-tiered coronavirus roadmap. It would still need to move up through orange and then yellow before that could happen.
However, Disney announced Friday that it will soon be reopening Buena Vista Street in California Adventure Park to shoppers and diners!
Hopefully, as things continue to improve moving forward parks may safely re-open for the foreseeable future.
I grew up with Disney. Every weekend during the summer I would see a different Disney Movie. I went to Disney World in 1974 I loved every moment of it. I love EPCOT center (Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow). I know the Disney products I can sell anything I know!
Disney is hiring Guest Services Representatives in several states to work from home, see states below: ---> Florida ---> Georgia ---> Nevada ---> North Carolina ---> South Carolina ---> Texas Click HERE for more details and application information.
The open positions are part-time, but no salary range is listed on the company’s website.
Guest Services Representatives will assist customers by answering inbound calls and emails, contacting guests via outbound calls and resolving issues that impact the consumer experience.
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I worked at the front desk at Disney's Saratoga Springs. Here are some things you need to know.
They have excellent benefits: good cheap health, dental, vision, 401k, passes into the park, discounts on Disney merch (up to 50% during the holidays)
Florida and California employees get paid to carpool, take the bus/train, walk
The interview process can sometimes take awhile, at least it did for me. I submitted my application in January, interviewed in February and wasn't hired till March.
Looks good on a resume. EVERY employer will ask you about your experience there, trust me.
Layoffs do happen
Disney offered some paid classes (management, skills-based) but I didn't get to take any but my buddies did and they said they were good
Raises are once a year and are based on performance like every other job. If you need one sooner you just need to wait.
Just like any place else if you work hard and show that you are a valued part of the Disney team you'll be fine.
I am tired of Ohio and have been thinking about moving to Florida and getting some warm weather in my bones. So I applied for a custodial job at Disney. I would love to work there, everyone always seems so happy. I know they treat their employees good too. It's just time to make a change.