Disney Story Maker: Prop #2 at Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Last week I wrote about Disney’s NextGen Next Step: Story Maker Installation. I also showed the first prop that I know of to be installed, one at Muppet Vision 3-D. I then went on to talk about Disney’s use of data in the context of Congressman Markey’s letter to Bob Iger about child privacy issues.

Perhaps because that was the hot topic last week, that was what people were left with–how data is being used by Disney. So I can guess that the topic of Disney’s new Story Maker is being lost. But I wanted to point out this new prop standing in the hallway of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster along with all of the other artists on display:

There's Phineas and Ferb and Heinz Doofenschmirtz. Not sure who that fourth rock player is. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
There’s Phineas and Ferb and Heinz Doofenschmirtz. Not sure who that fourth rock player is. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

You might not think about it as you go through the queue at Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. You might think it’s some children’s music CD being put out. But trust me that this is the next prop that will be part of Disney’s Story Maker experience. Like the other one, something will occur when you hold up your band to the window. My thinking is that it will record some element of you looking into the window.

There are many, many more of these to come. It is in many ways like all of the interactive enticements like Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom or Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure. What sets this apart from any other, however, is that the experience will be held in ALL four parks–not just one. It may even go to other parts of the resort, such as Typhoon Lagoon, a Disney resort hotel, or Downtown Disney. But I don’t think that will happen in the first round.

This will be an interactive experience that will allow you to build your own story, like meeting all the princesses or conquering all of the Disney mountains. There is more to come, but know that this is a major component of the interactive experiences coming out this year.

J. Jeff Kober

One thought on “Disney Story Maker: Prop #2 at Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

  1. This is totally awesome because I took a picture of a poster while in line for Rockin’ Roller Coaster and it had my name, where I am, and the date I was there.

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