Disney World Possibly Adding New Resort Room Features: Fireworks Live Stream, PhotoPass Display, Interactive Movies, ETC.

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In an interesting new survey, Walt Disney World is asking guests about their interest in some interactive features that could be added to their Disney Resort room to make the experience more immersive.

In the survey, Disney asks for feedback on some possible new features such as:

  • A welcome sequence where curtains will open, lights turn on slowly, music plays, and a custom welcome message with your FastPass+ plans for the day appears on the TV.
  • A brief animated video featuring a character of your choice welcoming you to the resort, playing on a screen themed to look like a picture frame.
  • Immersive on-demand movies with choices based on your FastPass+ reservations. Color-changing light bulbs and a star projector would be used to create an experience themed to each movie.
  • Live feed of nighttime spectaculars, bringing live video feeds of the park nighttime spectaculars synchronized to the show’s music to your resort TV.
  • Your PhotoPass pictures from the day displayed on your resort TV.

As always with a survey, some of this may never happen, but it is also just as possible that some of these features will be added to resort room experiences at Walt Disney World in the not-too-distant future.

What do you think? Would you enjoy any of these features?

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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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  • Let’s parse

    1. The welcome scene would be cool for people with small kids and some peter pans. Not for everyone else. The fastpass reminder on the information channel would be a nice addition.

    2. Same as above.

    3. The immersive on demand movies seems as another nice addition for the crowd described above or even to the general public to add theming to the room, particularly the projectors & lightning part. The use of your fastpass data to push those movies is odious but the iphone generation, bent over backwards on giving away their privacy & rights just to watch kitty videos, will make sure this level of intrusion will be acted upon us all.

    4. The live feed would be something that, while not bad or outright unwanted, I don’t see the point. You’re at Disney, spending all that money. Why would you want to watch it on the TV? There are plenty youtube videos (even at 4k) of those events if you wanna watch them at home or in room and no need to wait for the show time to see them.

    5. OK, I guess. You can turn the TV into a digital frame.

    Now let’s wait for the Disney interns to shed tears about the comments.

  • Shameless money grab…I don’t even want Disney changing the bedding if it is going to cost me money…corporate greed…Walt rollin’ in his grave…etc. etc.

  • I am 100% in on our photopass photos appearing on the tv when we get back to the room, or even for the whole trip. That would be great!

  • My husband and I would love all of them! And if someone is unable to see the fireworks live for whatever reason, that’s a terrific add! Could Guests choose from all the Parks’ nighttime shows? That would really plus it!