Disney Patents Metaverse Technology For Theme Parks
Disney was granted a patent for a "virtual-world simulator in a real-world venue" on December 28, 2021. Until now, the Metaverse has mostly been presented on the Internet, where it is accessible via virtual reality (VR) or AR headsets. However, the technology proposed by Disney will bring the Metaverse into the physical world without the need for a headset or mobile device, which are expensive and inconvenient to wear.
The technology will work by tracking visitors with their mobile phones, and creating and projecting personalized 3D effects onto nearby physical spaces, walls, and objects in the park. The company already holds over 300 patents used for entertainment, interactive technology, special effects, optics and advanced audio systems. The Metaverse is now lengthening this list.
There are 12 official Disney theme parks around the world: in the United States, Paris, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. In 2021, Disney generated nearly $17 bln in total revenue from the parks, experiences and products segment.
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