Imagineer Teases MagicBand+ Interactivity for Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana Attraction Coming to EPCOT

    Good Morning America gave viewers a sneak peek into the Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana this morning, and Imagineer Reid Ekman teased what sounds like MagicBand+ interactivity with various special effects in the walkthrough attraction.

    Ekman noted that the experience will take guests along the journey of the water cycle and he said that guests will be able to “greet” the water by waving their hands. Ekman didn’t specifically mention the MagicBand+ upcharge bracelet, but we have previously seen special effects generated by guests waving at the 50th Anniversary statues scattered around the theme parks. Journey of Water will likely be a more permanent installation of that functionality for guests that spend the extra money for a MagicBand+.

    Of course, Disney could create interactive experiences for all guests, but with the value proposition of MagicBand+ devices a little light at the moment, we would not be surprised to see new attractions and experiences utilizing the technology within the MagicBand+ to enhance the Walt Disney World experience.

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    1. Quality attractions and experiences? What’s that? Let’s continue to push purchasable add ons. That is where the real money is made!!

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