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Disney patents tech for building metaverse theme parks

Disney patents tech for building metaverse theme parks
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10 Jan, 2022

Disney has recently received approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to create its own “virtual world simulator” at its theme parks. 

The virtual-world simulator is a metaverse technology that Disney claims will give virtual effects onto physical spaces at its theme parks. It was granted the patent on December 28 last year. 

While it is widely believed that metaverse is a combination of both the physical and digital worlds where people can interact virtually, mickeyblog claims that this technology allows Disney to create the extension of fan service as an idea. 

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As per dapsmagic’s report, the virtual world simulator aims to project moving 3-D images on real-world objects that would be able to interact with guests.  

Disney already is utilising 3-D technology in its parks.  

While most of such technology, which is currently in use by Disney is for large-scale experiences with lots of guests, this would also be focused on creating individual guest experiences.  

“Our efforts to date are merely a prologue to a time when we'll be able to connect the physical and digital worlds even more closely, allowing for storytelling without boundaries in our own Disney metaverse.  

And we look forward to creating unparalleled opportunities for consumers to experience everything Disney has to offer across our products and platforms, wherever the consumer may be,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said, in November last year.