New Living Character “Meet and Greets” Being Tested

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Living Character technology is always growing by leaps and bounds, the latest advancement is already being tested at Disneyland. Meet and Greets may never be the same:

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Luke Henderson
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Luke Henderson

HOLY CRAP.. this is awesome.

no more silent characters..

katharine
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katharine

I'm totally for it! Afterall, where would Disney World/land be if it were not for Mickey! Got to keep up with technology. Feels like a "real" person when you can interact a little more this way.

Alan
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Alan

Whawhawhat?!? This is fantastic!. A major break through with the character meet & greets. Bravo Disney Imagineering.

Nicole
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Nicole

wow… COOL! a lil creepy but whoa! i wonder how the system works

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Mouse Extra » Blog Archive » Living Character Initiative to take a Giant Leap!

[…] It appears the Living Character Initiative that Disney has been expounding on the last couple of years has taken the next step in its development. This project has been responsible for such interesting and popular ideas as Lucky the Dinosaur, the first walking audio-animantronic, Turtle Talk with Crush, and the cool interactive Mr. Potato Head seen in the queue for Toy Story Mania.   Now, at Disneyland, you can see the newest creation from this Walt Disney Imagineering project. It’s a talking Mickey Mouse, and he is holding meet-n-greets at the California Park in Toontown.  Check out the video… Read more »

Jasmin
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Jasmin

WOW, I want to talk with Mickey, too!! It's like Magic *___*