And that's a wrap. Stay tuned to Laughing Place for more info as it becomes available.

11/16/2020 9:42 AM Pacific Time

A taste of what's to come with the Disney Parks Metaverse will occur during Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary next year.

11/16/2020 9:40 AM Pacific Time

No details on how Genie, which was announced at the last D23 Expo, will work.

11/16/2020 9:39 AM Pacific Time

They want to make planning and enjoying your vacation stress free. Whether you like to plan or don't want to plan at all.  This leads to the Genie planning tool.

11/16/2020 9:39 AM Pacific Time

These experiences will be available beyond the berm. For example, experiencing Turtle Talk with Crush without leaving your home.

11/16/2020 9:38 AM Pacific Time

Soon, the metaverse experiences will be attractions on their own.

11/16/2020 9:38 AM Pacific Time

VR will be used for a wildlife experience focused on animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

11/16/2020 9:37 AM Pacific Time

Disney is using AI to develop interactive character experiences.

11/16/2020 9:36 AM Pacific Time

These experiences will be able to be updated easily to keep them fresh and exciting.

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He uses Galactic Starcruiser as an example of a place where you will have a personal and social experience.

11/16/2020 9:35 AM Pacific Time

Attractions began as linear, then became interactive, and are now immersive.  Next they will become personalized and social.

11/16/2020 9:35 AM Pacific Time

What is the Disney Theme Park Metaverse? A shared magical experience combining the physical world with digital technology to provide converged experiences.

11/16/2020 9:34 AM Pacific Time

The Guest Service Suite technology integrates all the systems cast members use to give them more time interacting with guests.

11/16/2020 9:33 AM Pacific Time

They utilized special technology to assist visually impared cast members who transitioned to working from home.

11/16/2020 9:32 AM Pacific Time

He says all of this work is possible due to the work of the front line cast members.

11/16/2020 9:32 AM Pacific Time

He also talks about how they launched the MerchPass system at shopDisney.com to help manage increased demand.

11/16/2020 9:31 AM Pacific Time

Rise of the Resistance has 15,000 Internet of Things sensors to monitor attraction performance.

11/16/2020 9:31 AM Pacific Time

Mobile Order utilization went from 9% to 87%. 90% of all payments are cashless.

11/16/2020 9:30 AM Pacific Time

They developed the Disney Park Pass system in 5 weeks.

11/16/2020 9:29 AM Pacific Time

Their apps saw 3 million engagements during the parks shutdown.

11/16/2020 9:28 AM Pacific Time

They call their apps "The Disney Mobile Network."

11/16/2020 9:28 AM Pacific Time

They wanted to transfer their relationship with the guests from episodic to perenial through things like #DisneyMagicalMoments and social media channels.

11/16/2020 9:28 AM Pacific Time

"We are looking to emerge stronger than ever from the crisis, just like the rest of the world."

11/16/2020 9:27 AM Pacific Time

"My heart goes out to everyone impacted by the pandemic."

11/16/2020 9:26 AM Pacific Time

Disney's licensing had $53 billion in retail sales last year.

11/16/2020 9:26 AM Pacific Time

Tilak is starting his prerecorded presentation at Disney California Adventure.  He mentions that the park is closed, so he will remove his mask.

11/16/2020 9:25 AM Pacific Time

While we wait... don't forget about our earlier live blog with Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Josh D'Amaro

 

11/16/2020 9:25 AM Pacific Time

According to the description, he will share how Disney is unlocking new layers of storytelling, creating perennial guest relationships and reimagining the theme park experiences and operations with the convergence of digital, physical and data.

11/16/2020 9:16 AM Pacific Time

His presentation is entitled: Digital + Physical + Story = Theme Park Metaverse

11/16/2020 9:15 AM Pacific Time

We are standing by for Tilak Mandadi, Disney Parks, Expereinces, and Products Executive Vice President, Digital and Chief Technology Officer to deliver his keynote session at the IAAPA Education Conference.

11/16/2020 9:15 AM Pacific Time