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Report: Disney World Begins Testing Of DS Tour Guide
Report: Disney World Begins Testing Of DS Tour Guide
January 22, 2008 | By David Jenkins

January 22, 2008 | By David Jenkins
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Reports have emerged that the Walt Disney World resort in Florida has begun testing an interactive tour guide designed for use only with the Nintendo DS. In Japan the console has been used by a number of organisations as an interactive guide at museums, art galleries and amusement parks.

According to fan website the “Disney Magic Connection” system has already begun trials, with scan of the instruction guide appearing online. As the website points out, during 2007 the Walt Disney World resort already offered customized, downloadable content for the DS at its Pirates of the Caribbean ride, although this new system is far more complex.

The system offers wireless downloads that include interactive maps, indications of wait times for rides around the resort, menus at restaurants, characters in parades and other dynamic information. A number of exclusive mini-games are also made available for download.

The speculates that full public rollout of the system could begin in the next few months, although makes no mention of uses of the same technology at other Disney resorts.

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