Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro held a virtual presentation today for the media, and reiterated that the new Disney Genie digital assistant remains in Walt Disney World’s plans.
Originally announced back in 2019, we have heard very little about the project since, but we expect to hear much more about this in the coming months.
Genie is set to dramatically change the way guests experience the parks, and something that Disney is betting its theme park experience on in a big way.
Here is how Disney described it when announced back in 2019.
“Disney Genie will make planning easier and more fun by providing customized itineraries geared to your interests, right at your fingertips – from a royal, princess-themed day at Magic Kingdom Park to a trip around the world at Epcot for foodies and even a perfect day for thrill seekers. Certain features of Disney Genie will also be available through your preferred travel professional.
Sometimes you may know exactly what you want to do, but may not know the best time or order in which to do it. You’ll be able to tell Disney Genie what you’d like to experience, and it will quickly evaluate millions of options to present you with an optimal day. And best of all, it’s flexible! If you change your mind for any reason, Disney Genie will re-optimize your day.
Disney Genie can also send you real-time tips and updates, including recommendations for experiences it thinks you’ll love, helping you navigate the theme parks with added convenience and comfort. If you don’t want to worry about making reservations in multiple steps, Disney Genie will even take care of that for you.”
Apr 08, 2021 / 5:05pm ET