Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
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Disney, Universal Studios theme parks embrace the metaverse with plans for rides and attractions enhanced by the use of augmented reality

  • Augmented reality hasn’t gone much beyond video games and phone apps, but theme parks plan to take it to the next level to create metaverse experiences
  • From a proposed Mario Kart AR ride to virtual Disney characters and the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel, the aim is to combine the physical and the digital

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Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
Theme parks are leading the way in the next stage of augmented reality as they embrace the metaverse concept. A visitor wearing VR goggles shouts as she enjoys Mario Kart VR in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
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