A new feature on the official website of the Walt Disney World Resort lets Guests take an animated “magic carpet ride” from Magic Kingdom Park to explore nearby Disney resorts. The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts team used three dimensional-mapping technology to gives Guests a detailed, topographical look at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Each animated video is less than two minutes long.
“It helps Guests see the resorts in scale and in proximity to the theme parks and monorails,” said Project Director Dan Hamer-Hodges. “They get a 360-degree view of their resort in a close-up way that they can’t get from a map.”
In addition to offering a new, fantastic point of view, the animated resort tours are complemented by an informative narration that describe each resort’s theme, architecture, unique offerings and transportation options.