Amazon said that Disney fans will soon be able to bring the beloved characters into their homes and Disney resort hotel rooms using Amazon’s Alexa.
The Hey Disney Experience is set to launch later this year.
However, Amazon showed off a sneak preview during a demo at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The voice assistant on the Echo smart speakers—free at select Disney Resorts hotels—is built using the Alexa Custom Assistant voice AI foundation.
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The “Disney Magical Companion” voice assistant is the voice of Hey Disney.
The service will be available for purchase in the US in the Alexa Skills Store in the coming months, allowing customers to say “Hi Disney!” To experience over 20 Disney, Pixar and Star Wars characters, as well as hear jokes, listen to audio clips and play trivia.
Hey Disney will also offer support for Disney’s MagicBand+, which visitors at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort use to interact with shows, enter the park, retrieve Lightning Lane access, and more.
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People staying at hotels there will be able to ask questions about park hours, request fresh towels, and access other features.
Disney has begun installing Family Echo devices with Hey Disney in limited hotel rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village resort.
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First announced in 2021, Hey Disney will also be included in the Amazon Kids+ subscription in the coming months.