Disney Patents 3-D Virtual World Simulator Technology

World of Color

Disney continues to dig into augmented reality experiences for its guests. Recently, Disney received a patent on what is called a “Virtual World Simulator.” This technology aims to project moving 3-D images on real-world objects that would be able to interact with guests. This would, in theory, up the interaction and engagement with guests visiting Disney theme parks.

Disney already is utilizing 3-D technology in its parks. 3-D projects are utilized with water screens in some of their water shows like World of Color and Fantasmic! More traditional 3-D has been utilized as well in shows like Mickey’s PhilharMagic Orchestra and Muppet Vision 3D.

While most of the 3-D technology currently in use by Disney is for large-scale experiences with lots of guests, this new technology would be focused on creating individual guest experiences. The technology would track individual guests in the parks and then project images specifically for the individual experience. One possibility would be having Mickey Mouse waving to a specific guest as they walk by a building.

At this time, Disney doesn’t have any specific plans to use the technology in the parks. As has happened with other incredible technological projects, the specific patent isn’t the destination but just a step in the journey towards a new product or experience.

What do you think of this new patent? How would you like to see it used in the parks? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

Book your next Disney trip through DAPS MAGIC’s travel partner Mouseways Travel! Let Mouseways focus on the details so you can focus on enjoying the magic! Book your next Disney trip at

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Share your thoughts and comment!

Mr. DAPs

Mr. DAPs

Hi, I'm Mr. DAPs, the Founder, and Editor in Chief of DAPS MAGIC! I can be regularly found at Disneyland with my hat and bow tie taking pictures and simply enjoying the Happiest Place on Earth. I'm also the weekly host of GEEKS CORNER and your Disney reporter for DISNEY REPORTER on DAPS MAGIC's YouTube channel. I am also now honored to announced that I'm a Brand Ambassador with Her Universe! Find me on Twitter and Instagram. as I'd love to connect with you. Make sure and say hi!






Top Posts & Pages
New LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Trailer Released as Launch Date is Announced
The History of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland
Dave Smith, Founder of Walt Disney Archives, is Honored with Window on Main Street, USA at Disneyland
Disneyland Resort to Host ESPN Super Bowl LVI Week Coverage
Encanto's Mirabel Arrives at Disney California Adventure to Meet Guests
Disneyland Paris to Begin 30th Anniversary Celebration in March 2022
Disneyland Resort Announces More Details About "Magic Key Celebration Month"
A Comparison of Disneyland's Magic Key and Walt Disney World's Annual Pass