MyDisneyExperience Mobile App Almost Had DisneyVision Augmented Reality Characters

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Once upon a time, the My Disney Experience mobile app was planned to have a little more magic to it! Originally, the MDE app was going to have a feature called DisneyVision. With DisneyVision, you could simply aim your mobile camera at symbols and see Augmented Reality characters do things, like spin in a teacup. This wasn’t just something you could do in the parks – the instructional card said you could “start the magic at home.” Based on the prototype cards in the photos, it looks like Goofy, Donald, and Alice & Mad Hatter were among the characters included in this scrapped idea. Based on the instructions, this was going to be something very simple to do, but could’ve been fun if you were missing the Disney Parks and needed a little extra something to tide you over. Here’s the instructions listed for DisneyVision:

  • Download the My Disney Experience app for FREE from your app store.
  • Once in the app, open DisneyVision from the menu.
  • Place the Mickey symbol-side-up on a flat surface.
  • Point your camera at the card and start the magic at home.

Photos Courtesy of magicbandcollectors.com

On the flip side, you see the Mickey symbol to scan, and from the looks of it, you would’ve learned about some of the features that Walt Disney World offers in parks, like Disney FastPass+, Memory Maker, along with MyMagic+, and something called Personal Magic. Since Goofy is holding a camera on one of the cards, I’d assume his would detail how the Memory Maker works and it looks like Donald may be showing you how to scan your MagicBand!

Do you think DisneyVision would have added a fun touch to the MDE app had it not been scrapped?

Special thanks to MagicBandCollectors.com for use of photos!

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Whitney

I have been visiting Walt Disney World annually since I was 7 years old and haven't mentally left it since. Living in Arkansas, but dreaming of Orlando. You can find me at [email protected] and @whitydarling on any social media channel.

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  • Whitney, you should do a write up about the Disney Now app. I recently downloaded it for my kids to watch disney junior shows and play games..which isn’t anything new from the old app. What IS new is the ability to watch disney parks night shows. My son found and watched Fantasmic which was a surprise to me! :-)

    • Hey! We love the DisneyNOW app in our house, too! My kids love watching Disneyland’s Fantasmic on there and WDW’s Happily Ever After! It gets them geared up to visit again and they’ll know all the songs :) I’m hoping they add more shows in the future!

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